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Both going from the inside or the outside are hard. I found going from the outside was easier. My wife's ion did the same thing. From the outside I found a brass U shaped piece of metal which, when I pulled the lock back out, slid over the top of the lock and, fitting under some ridges, held the lock in place. It was really easy. Just have to make sure that you don't lose that piece. The passenger side door did the same thing but my wife had had it previously looked at and they just removed the dislodged lock. Wish I had gotten to it earlier...
the latch assembly is jammed,your gonna have to go to dealer they know how to break it out so the door will open but your gonna need a new one,make sure they got it in stock before they break theold one out otherwise your door is not gonna close
yes this happens from time to time,take it to the dealer,they are a pain the in,,,,,to open even for us techs who have done it before,youre gonna need a new door latch assembly,so make sure they have it in stock cuz once they get that door open there is no way to close it till that part is replaced
It sounds like the the linkage, actuator (power locks), or the mechanism has broken or become dislodged. On the inside trim, you can remove screws that are by the door handle,
arm rest, under door and side of door and then gently pull back on the
panel as there will also be retaining clips attached and you don't want
to break them. You'll need to lift the door panel upwards in order to
get it off the window ledge. Then you'll need to manipulate the panel
and disconnect the door handle linkage from the door handle and
disconnect the wiring for your controls. Pull back the weather seal and you should see everything and hopefully see the cause.
the alignment must be off...are all the seams on the side equal?
Has someone sat on or bumped the hood? Can you see what's hitting? Is the hood pin going into the hood latch? Has someone played with the latch while the hood is up and it's not in position to receive the latch pin?
A door-closed switch is failing 'open', I suppose. Most likely the drivers' side one (which gets the most use?), but it could be any. Replace that ******! (Ask for details at the Saturn Parts counter.)