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Drivers side door lock will not release and allow door to close.

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    Fal Mueller May 11, 2010

    have you tried inserting your finger in the lock latch assembly pulling on the door handle attempt to manually activate the latch with your finger to retract the latch ?

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OK First I think you have a typical lock/latch failure situation, you must hold the door release handle open while pying the latch hook to the open(able to recieve door catch rod mounted on the inside door post) once you pull it back the door should work fine if this continues to happen the door latch assembly needs to be replaced(those big philip head retaining screws are installed with a special tool to secure the door latch from coming loose so be aware its not easy to remove)


NEXT IF THIS IS THE PROBLEM WITH YOUR DOOR:

Inside the door is a door lock electrical solenoid.... when these solonoids malfunction they will do exactly what you are describing.... to access this you must remove the door panel and all tah is connected to it.....raise the window all the way up....with a light locate the lock soleniod....very carefully remove the part, be sure you have the replacement handy in order to identify the part.

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