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Cannot open front doors.The alarm works ok,but cannot enter the car.
The drvers door cannot open from the inside due to cable detatched from handle.Both front doors cannot open from inside,but rear doors can. Can you help?

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This is going to be a pain in the backside. You need somewhere dry to work. You will need to pull off the inside door panels, and you may damage them in the process. This is probably down to lack of long term mainenance and lubrication in the lock mechanism, and now its either too worn, or the pushrods have bent. If you remove the inside panels, and the plastic sheet liner, you may be able to push the rods about enough to open the door. You will then need to remove the lock mechanism and clean, grease and possibly straighten the rods before reassembling. Check with door open and using a screwdriver to simulate closing the door.

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