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Doors won't close

I went to close the doors and the latch seems stuck closed so that the door just bounces off the door post. I've tried manually moving the lock but it feels stuck.

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It happens sometimes.........

grab the door handle and move it to the open position....then use stivk a screw driver in the middle of the lock.....and push it out......it should work.......

"unless something is broken in there....then in that case you might have to remove the pannel and lots of other things...

Posted on May 24, 2009

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Manually UNLOCK the door button or slide. HOLDING the OUTSIDE DOOR HANDLE in the OPEN position, with your other hands finger, LIFT OPEN the latch, and close your door. Hope this helps.

Posted on May 24, 2009

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That is actually a common problem. Open the door, pull on the inside door handle like you were inside and opening the door. Hold the handle, and put your finger on the door latch and push on the latch mechanism, as far as it will go, release the handle and close the door. I would advise spraying the latch assembly liberally with WD-40 or another good penetrating oil. Work the latch while spraying, and it should loosen up.

Posted on May 24, 2009

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    Steve Henderson Feb 05, 2012

    Make sure you do this before you close it that 's my problem I closed the door on my 1996 toyota corolla now I can't open it fron inside handle or outside handle? I quess rod came off both latches but I need help .. I quess I will have to break inside door panel to get to rod, because I can't see how to remove inside door panel with door closed!!! Help

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