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The driver's side lock is jammed on my '93 Topaz. It appears that the power lock actuator/solenoid has seized up. I want to know if there are any other possibilities, and if not how do I replace the power lock actuator? I already have the door apart, but I can't figure out how to remove the actuator. I got the door open by inserting the key and turning to the 'unlock' position while repeatedly pulling the handle.

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You've got the problem right. The door lock actuator once replaced will be the solution to your problem!
It'l cost you around $ 40-50 though!

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