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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
There should be a set of fasteners holding the handle in place, probably 2 nuts or more. Use a light to see inside the door handle area to examine the fasteners. Having a replacement part will also help, sometimes it has instructions. At the least you can see the entire handle part and understand how it's mounted in the door.
Posted on Aug 09, 2008
I had the same problem of the door not closing because of that little mechanism locked down. I kept wiggling and poking the little mechanism and it finally let up after i just pulled open on the inside door handle. hope this helps.
Posted on Dec 11, 2008
SOURCE: 2000 lx 470 driver door panel
You'll need to 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. If needed, you can pull back the weather seal (can't reuse it, but it's not that important) and you will be able to access everything inside the door
Posted on Aug 14, 2009
The same thing happened to my 2006 Aveo. Once you do the above find the lock and the screw that holds it in (they will both be in the bottom of the door). Put the lock back in place, put blue Loctite on the screw and screw it back in place and this problem will not repeat itself.
Posted on Aug 24, 2009
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