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2 problems with my 1997 Elantra I cannot open driver's door - I unlock door, pull on the handle, and door won't open. I have to roll down the window and open from the outside. Also, my horn died.

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Clip might of broke for the rod to the inside handle or the whole inside handle needs to be replaced. you need to remove it and inspect it. for the horn it might be a connection in the horn pad or a broken horn. plug an ohm meter to the wires that plug into the horn and press the horn pad. if you get a reading then your horn pad is good. try jumping power to the horn if that works its good and its your wiring. or try checking your horn fuse first before anything.

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