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Pass door lock

The door lock system will not unlock the pass door, all the rest work normally . This makes the pass, front door impossible to open . I tried to pull the lock rod up and pull the handle to open,inside and out . I do not know if I can pull off the interior door panel with the door shut . Any ideas ? Please sent a reply to . Thank You . R.

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Pull the door panel and verify that the link rod for the door lock is connected to the door lock/unlock actuator, if it is cycle the locks, if nothing happens replace the lock actuator.

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