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The drivers door lock will not unlock with the key it wont open from the outside or inside

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The door latch is the cause of your problem. You can pull the top of the door panel off and look down with a flashlight and use a long screwdriver to actuate the unlock rod and the door will open so you can replace the latch.

Posted on Oct 04, 2010

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SOURCE: 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab Drivers side power door lock broken

Sounds like the link rod to the latch are jammed in the locked position by something inside the door or it came off. Any way, you have to remove the door panel to get access to it.

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

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SOURCE: 1997 Jeep Wrangler Door Lock Gets Stuck in Cold Weather

Shopping list: Spray can of "White Lithium grease" and a spray can of WD-40 or similar penetrating lubricant, and spray the door latch assy, inside out, with WD-40 first. Even if you have to put window down & aim spray nozzle from top at area of latch, and soak it. Stick the nozzle inside the key slot also, and give it a few squirts. After you let it sit for a minute or 2 start working the lock on door, lock ,unlock, lock, unlock, until you feel it getting easier, now do same with key, until it starts to loosen up. Once you get it working freely, give it a few minutes, and do same with "white lithium grease". That will hopefully protect it from seizing (rusting) up again. Every once in a while when you think of it, give latch another shot of lithium grease. I usually try to do mine before & after winter, or whenever I start to feel it getting a little stiff again. Worst thing is the glass you have to clean if you aim spray too much toward glass, but small price to pay for not having to pull door panel off. If your door panel is easy to get off to allow for better access to back of latch assy, that would definately be better, but that's up to you & your experience with tools. Then you can be sure you got all the related linkages lubed where they need to be.

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SOURCE: 2005 honda accord doors will not open with remote

need an actuator for the driver door need more info go to collisionrepairadvice.com for how to do it yourself

Posted on Apr 11, 2009

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SOURCE: driver's side door latch wont open door from inside

Go to http://www.hmaservice.com/ and register (vehicle by VIN). Afterward, you'll have access to technical information (manuals, wiring diagrams, service bulletins, etc) about your vehicle.

Posted on Jul 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Front driver door won't open from the inside only

The linkage is probably broken or snapped out of place from inside the door panel.
You'll feel that the handle is much easier to move than the other doors.

If you are confident and able, take the door apart removing the screws and snap pieces and look for the missing linkage. It's usually a snap piece that holds a rod in place on the back of the handle. They break all the time, or dry rot, or jarr out of place. They're easily available at your local auto parts place or even dealership for just a few bucks!

Good luck!

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

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