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Driver side outside door handle does not work

After locking my keys in my car, a locksmith was able to open the door, but in doing so he somehow disconnected the linkage to the outside door handle on the driver side. The inside door handle still works, the key and lock mechanism still works, but the outside door handle does nothing. I'm assuming that I have to take the door panel off to try to correct the problem, but how do I do so without destroying the trim?

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    My outside door handle does not work on my 1994 ford thunderbird



  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    door handle will not open door from the outside

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    outside door handle wont open door

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    From outside

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    driver side door handle will not open door from the outside

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    Handle broken loose on one end. Would like to replace the handles only.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    spring came off inside door panel, can't figure out how to reconnect

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The trim should just pop off with a screwdriver but make sure you have all the screws taken out first

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