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Saturn Ion door lock is loose and is now pushed toward interior of door. Is it possible to access the lock mechanism by disassembling the inside door panel?

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Both going from the inside or the outside are hard. I found going from the outside was easier. My wife's ion did the same thing. From the outside I found a brass U shaped piece of metal which, when I pulled the lock back out, slid over the top of the lock and, fitting under some ridges, held the lock in place. It was really easy. Just have to make sure that you don't lose that piece. The passenger side door did the same thing but my wife had had it previously looked at and they just removed the dislodged lock. Wish I had gotten to it earlier...

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