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My rear passenger door will not open from the inside of the car. When the handle is pulled the door will not open. It will open from the outside.

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It has kid locks on edge of door. Open door and look along edge of door for a small sliding lever. Good luck.

Posted on Nov 29, 2012

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SOURCE: 2005 Toyota Sienna Sliding Door Won't Open

Have 2005 Sienna and its Driver side door was not openning. Cheap dealer fixed it himself in front of me. After opening the doors plastic assembly while sitting inside with a screw driver. Then he bent the clip towards left where the metal wire is connected. If you guys want to see what he did i would record a video and upload for you guys. Let me know at xahid2000@yahoo.com

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Driver door opens from inside but not the outside

Usually have to remove inner door panel to get at it.

Posted on Mar 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Exterior rear door handle on Honda Accord 2001

To Remove Door Panel on 2001 Honda Accord:

A: To remove the plastic piece with the door lock button and door handle connected to it:

1- Remove the screw in the middle located behind a plastic cover button
2- Push (slide) the whole assembly Forward (toward front of car)
Besides the screw, it is held in place by 3 hooks on the backside that hook into holes in the metal door frame
3- Now unhook handle from small metal bar going through door by pushing (toward door) plastic clip (blue?) off of the bar, then the bar will come out of the clip hole, thus releasing the handle.
4- Depress little grey button /bar (purple painted on it)on elec. connector to seperate connector, thus releasing door lock switch

Now the whole assembly (metal handle, door lock switch, and plastic piece) will come off door panel

B: The door is held on by 2-screws, 7-plastic snaps/plugs, and 1-plastic plug.

The screws are located: bottom of hand hold and the other behind the handle, both covered by little covers that have to be pryed off to access the screws.(hint: the screw with the built in spacer goes behind the handle when you are trying to reinstall)
The 7-plastic snaps: 3 across bottom and 2 on each side. Not visible, they are mounted to the inside of the panel.
The 1-plastic plug is visible at the upper front of the panel and is the same color as the surrounding trim


C: Take off the big plastic triangle piece above the door panel and behind the mirror. Pull/pry off. It has 2 snaps holding it on. one near bottom and one near the front.

D: Light lens prys off from bottom. Unscrew (1/4 turn) the light assembly with bulb still intact from backside of panel

E: Remove the Hand-Hold/window switch assembly:

Posted on Apr 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Car door will not open from the inside

He probably pulled a rod off inside your door when he was probing. Or it may have gotten bent. You will be able to see what happened if you take your panel off.
Apparently, this happens quite often, and a lot of police depts. won't help you any more for this reason.

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

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SOURCE: 1997 Toyota 4Runner; Drivers side door will not

There are 2 metal rods that hook into the handle. They are retained by a plastic clip that is prone to wear out. You must remove the inner door panel and replace these clips reataching the rods. Parts available through Toyota.

Posted on May 10, 2009

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