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Unable to open rear nearside door. I have managed to take off the door card and can now see the inside of the door but both the inside and outside door handles appear to be working but the lock mechanism is not opening .

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Is your car door set up to override the lock mechanism if the door handle is pulled?

If it is not set to override, is your door still locked when you use the handle?

If the door is unlocked, is your door latch in the open position when you test the handle?

If open, close the door latch (not the door, just the latch) and pull the handle to see if this releases.

If it doesn't, check to see if all the rods connecting to the latch mechanism and the handles are all in working order

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