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Driver side door won't open

I removed the panel and the door line and lock line are still attached. It just won't release the closing clip.

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Mine did the same thing - my mechanic told me to open it real lightly and it will open - it has worked for me ever since. I just don't pull on the handle hard - just slow.

Posted on Dec 31, 2012

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There are Torx drive retainers that hold the outer door panel on. You will also need to remove the outer door handle and the window molding piece, and the outer door panel will come off. I would try spraying some WD-40 into the lock mechanism and with a screwdriver try to pry on it and operate the door handle to try to get it to release.

Posted on Apr 27, 2010

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SOURCE: Driver's door won't open inside

Hey, You need to remove the panel otherwise u can't reattach the metal sticks that move the locks, but i think it's hard to remove it in a closed posision when u don't brake it

Posted on May 16, 2011

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first make sure the bolts which hold the latch mechanism to the door are firmly screwed in. if that ain't it, remove the post which it clamps onto from the door jamb and switch it with one from a back door. close the back door firmly, lock it and never use it again. if that ain't it go to www.getsaturnparts.com and buy yourself a new door latch mechanism and pay an auto glass shop to put it in for you.

Posted on Sep 08, 2011

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