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Drivers door can not be unlocked from outside the car

The passenger door lock works, but you can't unlock the driver door with the key. Can i fix it?

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  • Wendy Campos
    Wendy Campos Feb 08, 2009

    I said it locks inside, but you can't use the key to unlock it from the outside. You unlock the passenger door and the push the power lock and it unlocks. If it was disconnected it wouldn't lock and unlock, right? It ONLY doesn't unlock from the outside with the key??

  • Wendy Campos
    Wendy Campos Feb 08, 2009

    sorry.Didn't think it would work at all like that. I will tell them to check it.

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Take the driver door panel off and look at the back side of the lock and see if the arm is attached sounds like it might have come off and is not locking the lock device anymore. thanks Jerry holler if you have more.

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

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  • Jerry Koski
    Jerry Koski Feb 07, 2009

    how do you figure its inappropriate ? you cant take the door panel off to see if there is a problem in there ?? geez thanks for the hickie

  • Jerry Koski
    Jerry Koski Feb 08, 2009

    sometimes cars have had tools run down the window by the police to unlock a car and sometimes they bend or damage the arms that operate a door lock or knock them loose. is it possable that arm is not turning the lock far enough to unlock the door from the outside? just another thought. Jerry

  • Jerry Koski
    Jerry Koski Feb 09, 2009

    there is actually one lock for the door but it is used like a two way switch .. one inside and one outside. if the outside one dont work then its either not connected or bent or damaged someway .. thanks .. Jerry

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