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My mom has a 2006 Buick Lacrosse. The driver's side front door will not open from the outside or inside. Her normal mechanic says they'd have to remove the interior panel, but they'd have to be able to open the door to do that. Duh! The lock appears to be operating normally. Seems to be the latch. Any solutions?

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Your Mom's mechanic is correct. You need to remove the panel. I'd first try just removing the plastic behind the lock slide if you can and pulling on the control rod it's attached to, just to see if that helps.
To remove the panel you will likely destroy it as that's the only way to get in there. Not a huge problem as there are likely quite a few replacements available at local scrapyards. (best to find one before tearing up the old one). Hopefully, the problem isn't in the latch because you can't remove that without opening or destroying the door. (most times you can make the latch work at least once even if it's broken though) I know you are thinking there must be a better solution, but unfortunately there isn't.
Good Luck!!!!

Posted on Mar 19, 2011


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