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Back door latch broken and stuck shut need to open to get plastic cover off and investigate

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I'm sorry to say but that plastic won't make it the only way in is to pry the plastic cover enough to get in there and open it u might have to cut plastic to get in

Posted on Apr 22, 2013

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SOURCE: 2005 sequoia rear latch

purchase a paint roller tool where the roller part is only about 4" or so long. tear off the soft roller. bend the bar another 45 degrees so the angle from the handle to the part that had the roller on it is about 135 degrees. make sure all 4 doors are unlocked.
get on your knees and look on the right side of the handle where it goes into the door. you will see where you will insert the paint roller. now stand up. facing the door hold the paint rollerhandle in your right hand so it is sticking straight out from the door horizontally . insert the business end into that hole vertically. you will then feel for the "pad" which you are going to depress inside the door. when you feel it, turn the handle you are holding to the right slightly because you are now gong to push on that pad towards the front of the car. in order to do that, you need more clearance and that is why you are moving the handle. use your left hand to stablize your tool at the bend. at the same time put some of your weight on the door as if you were pushing it closed. you will hear it unlatch. lift the door as if the door handle worked. voila. the door is open.

Posted on May 22, 2009

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SOURCE: 2000 ford windstar - rear driver power door latch stuck in shut/locked position; can't close the door since latch won't open to latch closed

put a screwdriver in the latch jaws and force it open

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SOURCE: 1999 Dodge Caravan - Can't open rear door.

Pull on the rods that go tothe latching mecinisam and it will open then fix your problem when you get it open.

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Broken latch cable on 2000 Tundra, will not open

remove the door panel, i believe the handle uses a cable on the link... simple fix

Posted on Sep 12, 2009

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SOURCE: 1995 Chev Suburban rear door latch stuck in locked position

sounds like you lached the door
use a screw driver or some such tool
lift the outer handle and slip your tool in the middle of the lock hole in the door flip the lach open wile holding handle up

Posted on Dec 31, 2009

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