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My drivers side door on my Nissan Maxima 2004 SL will not close. I've tried everything to no avail!! Please advise. Tried lubricant on door latch but will not engage!! Very frustrating- night light on bottom of door panel stays on -in danger of losing battery power.

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  • tokishikawa Jul 28, 2009

    The #1 solution did not work. Do you have any other solutions to this problem?? Everything seems to be disengaged!!

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Ok, if you have not slammed the door too hard and you are having a latch problem you need to gather a few things. This works better with two people if you have help. Take a screwdriver and place it in the middle of the latch on the door (where you would expect the bar the latch attaches to on the car would be if the door was shut). Have you other person pull the door handle as if they were opening the door, this will release the door latch itself. As they are pulling the handle, pull the screwdriver towards the inside of the door releasing the latch. I know I have a hard time explaining this method without being able to show you, but this is what you need to do.

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