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My 1991 Chevy 3500 454 Dually driver door lock is inoperative. When I close the door, the door latch grabs the striker on the frame and freezes which I CANNOT reopen the door. I actually have to enter from passenger side and operate manually which is a bear... I have removed the door panel, but short of actually removing the door latch itself I do not see or feel anything wrong. Other than this problem which just started, everything is top notch. I love this truck. Other info: it does have power locks - but work fine. Would you suggest replacing the door latch? Appreciate any assistance!!

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Replace the door latch

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SOURCE: no power on front passenger door

Check the connections between the door and the body, not the panel on the door. If a wire was pinched between the door and body that could be the problem. There should be a boot between door and body, peal that back and look for damaged or grounded wires. Repair as necessary.

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Posted on Feb 20, 2009

SOURCE: how do you remove the door panel?

All GM's cars and trucks are relatively the same. U just need a few tools to remove the panels without damage. one is a tool called a button popper.
1. there will be a screw inside where the door handle is. u need to remove this .
2 starting from the top left go around the outside the panel to see if there and screws holding the panel on.
3. starting with the bottom left insert the tool and lift up on the panel. u should here a pop when u lifted it enough. next goto to the bottom right. and do the same thing.
4. grab both bottom pats and gently outwards.. if its not popping as u are pulling the panel dont force it to do it. check to make sure there are no other screws hidden anywhere. (inside little plastic covers. the center area) repeat the procedure
5. when the panel is loose, pull out slightly and push upwards. this will separate the panel from the door and glass.
u can then see where the electrical connections are and complete the part u are doing.

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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Look on the door panel for small plastic covers. There should be one or two at the door handle and maybe another closer toward the door hinge. Also, around the perimeter of the door panel, there are some plastic inserts. They are ribbed and are just pressed into holes on the metal door frame. You just pull on the door panel in these areas to get the plastic inserts out. There might be as many as 3-4 at the bottom and a couple on the sides. Where the panel contacts the window, it just slips up. None of this should take too much force, so if you are having to pull really hard and the panel is moving, there must be another screw or something is stuck. Careful not to break your panel. Once inside, see if there is a linkage disconnected. From what you have described, it does sound like something mechanically wrong.

Posted on May 01, 2009

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There should be a couple of screws on the arm rest that you need to remove and probably one on the door handle then you need to find something to pry the panel off with, without breaking the plastic clips. They make a special tool for this that you can buy for just a few dollars at any auto parts store. If attempting to do it without the right tool be careful not to break the clips.

Posted on May 15, 2009

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