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Passenger door won't open

I recently replaced the exterior door handle on the passenger side of the truck, It work fine, closed hard or bounced back as if something was in the was. I did get it shut , the next day i couldn't open it at all,...from outside or inside, i can't take the interior panel off because of the door being shut,...when i turn the truck off, all power does out and the dome light stays on,...before when i turned it off the radio would play until i opened the door, now it acts like the door is open all the time,...any help with the problem or just how to open the door so i can get to the handle....thank you

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  • Tom Schulz Feb 26, 2009

    i tried this,..so hard i was rocking the truck,....I do however appreciate the idea very much,...i"m @ the point of ripping, smashing,torching...etc... the new handle off just to get into it,...VERY frustrating,...i tried a large enough gauge steel rod just to fit into the crack and try to release the latch,...not work,..ANY other ideas before i go off on it would be appreciated.......thank you for your time....

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    going down the road it shows that the doors are open but their closed

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Most common problem with replacing door handles on these is that you will encounter allignment probs for main catch which this sounds like. if you attempt to open from the inside then try putting lots of pressure on it till it should give way. once you acvhieve this, try looking at the very end of the door with the catch on. if you take a key and roll the latch till it locks and lake sure it is not too far into the mechanism, dont worry simply pulling door handle will disengage it, but once it is shut like this it is extremely difficult to undo.

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    scott rimmer Feb 26, 2009

    humm???? if you cant prise with a nicely gauged bar then rather than destroying the body of the door, try to get replacement panel from inside and trash small hole in it to obtain access to the inner mechs. im really sorry but from the sound of it and the effort you have tried so far can see no other way of doing it. you must have used some force to close it if this is the case. i know its a long shot but if you lean on the door from outside does it give any movement? if so try the gentler approach first and lean excessivly(not enough to dent it though if poss) and try undoing the latch that way as it is jammed over the pinion to catch it on. this might work but if it does then you will have to keep handle lifted and pull door at same time(quite difficult) but might just save you spending more on her. sorry couldnt be of more assistance to ya.

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