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The driver side door can not be opened from outside because the lever which pulls the open has come off. so I'm trying to open the inside panel of the door (un-srew put the lever back on.I have unscrewed the screws but cannot remove the inside panel of the door. can u please assist me how to do so. I don't want to apply too much pressure so that i end up breaking the insidepanel

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  • ll1816 Sep 22, 2008

    The driver and passenger doors on my 1998 Toyota Camry will not open from the outside. I can open them from the inside, however. How do I fix this problem?



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    Liz

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    Back Doors wont open from outside. Then passenger back door wont open at all

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Thank you ggolas2006.

I will try that.

Posted on Aug 14, 2008

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Most Japanese cars have inside panels with plastic twist screws mounted along the side edges of the door panels. After un-screws the hardware, you need to slide your fingers on the edges of the inside door panels and slowly pry it off. Follow the pattern around the edge and work little bit at a time to get around the door panel. Don't forget any wire cable harness and connectors which usually connect inside the door. You need to remove them to be able to remove the inside door panel completely. Once it is removed, you can then work to fix the lever for the door handle from the inside.


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