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I used a slim jim and now my door won't open from the outside.

I Locked my keys in the car and used a slim jim to open my door and now the door won't open from the outside. When I lift the handle it feels really light and I don't believe it's catching the lock to open the door. I can only open the door from the inside of the car. I have a 2001 Dodge Stratus with power locks. Can someone help?

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Open up the door panel and put the control rod back on. that often happens when getting in that way...still cheaper than a locksmith or a window!! (clip is probably in the bottom of the door)

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  • Diane Collins Clay Jun 25, 2013

    I don't know how to put the control rod back on

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