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2003 Subaru Legacy Outback: Driver's door lock brocken, tab feels

Hi - just parking car after a long trip this evening i was stuck in my car when I discovered that the door would not unlock. I tried the automatic and manual tab and neither unlocked the door. The tab swivels freely but without any resistance - eg, its not engaging any part of the lock system. Any thoughts out there on how to fix this? Many thanks.

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Alot of times a lock smith has "slim jimmed" the car before and that subsequently can break clips or knock off lock rods to the latch. not too hard to fix if you can get the door open in order to remove inner door panel accessing that latch and rods...if the door wont open i have used a very long ,slendy screwdriver and poked down the window opening to mannually open the door latch ...it takes a little time and some gentle poking to hit the lever on that door latch

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