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Drivers door will not open. Both inside and outside handles operate but do not open door. Unable to get inside door panel off because 4 screws are in doorframe and are not accesible.

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This is a difficult one some how you have to get door panel off yes you probably break it and have to replace it but only way to do it
once panel is off you should be able to activate the latch by hand

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