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We had a lot of snow and ice and my daughter forced my drivers side door open. Now its in the locked position. How do I get it to shut?

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Open the door where the door latches to the body of the car there are jaw like hinges ,pull up on the door handle and take your hand and pull up on the jaws if they wont pull up push them in until they stop then try the handle again this should pop them open once open they should function properly i will suggest to that you spray the jaws with some type of lubricant such as w-d-40 or liquid wrench this will help to keep them from seizing.

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