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I can't unlock or open my back doors, and I am unable to reach the screws to remove the panels

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This is a lock smith or dealer issue unless you can get a slim jim type tool to reach through the window slot and catch the latch.

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You have to remove the door lock knob to get to the screw. Make sure door is unlocked,then you take an pull the knob outward til pops off.Then you should be able to remove the screw.

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you could use some lithium grease and spray it in the general area of the latch and hope it lubes the latch enough to loosen it to open. but it will cause a mess spraying it

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Posted on Sep 16, 2009

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The rear doors probably dont come w accuators in them. Meaning that the rear doors alot of times don't have power options. If you are certain that your rear doors have factory power locks then I would say it's a wire somewhere...did you try a double click of the unlock button. My two door chevy truck unlocks the driver door with one click and the pass door requires a double click. Hope this helps !

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