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How do i fix the driver side door on my car? the latch is stuck and I can no longer close the door

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Before removing or prying...try working the lock button up then down...hold door handle up when attempting to close...on many models this resets the catch...Hope this helps.

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Use a flat head screw driver and gently pry the latch at edge of door. I have done this several times on multiple vehicles. It is a common problem.

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Remove the inner door panel then you can see most of the mechanism to pop the latch back up so door will close . but make sure it will unlock properly before closing it hate to redo a job 3 or 4 times

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