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2005 kia driverside door

Door will not open from inside or outside the door is not locked, how can i open the door

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Will have to roll down window and take very long screwdrive and sli in door and bust door latch assembly,Best to take to shop,You have to know just where latch is to keep from causing major damage.

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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