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I need to remove the inside door panel on a 2008 KIA RONDO EX. There's a problem with the locking mechanism linkage. Where can I find a diagram showing how to remove the door panel?

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  • Lift up the hood of the car and secure it on its support rod.
  • Locate the bolts that attach the headlight assembly to the car and remove them with a socket wrench. A 2006 Sedona, for example, has three bolts, which take a 10 mm socket .
  • Insert a screwdriver behind the headlight assembly and carefully pry up on it. There may be a plastic stud and socket system also attaching the assembly to the car
  • Disconnect the car's wiring from the light.
  • Replace the headlight assembly if this was your original goal. Install the new headlight assembly by reversing the above steps: attach the wiring, connect the studs/sockets and reattach the bolts.
  • Extract the light bulbs by manually unscrewing the attachment caps and undoing the retainer clips.
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  • Reconnect the wiring, the studs/sockets and the assembly bolts. Move on to the other headlight and repeat the process.

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    The drivers side rear door will not open from inside or outside on my 2008 Kia rondo. I suspect that child lock switch has been set. Is there a way to unlock the door since it won't open to reset the child...

    You will need to use the key fob .. Click unlock twice and if it is the child lock you will have to pop it open from the outside. Other wise you will have to go to the dealer or possibly a tow company if the lock malfunctioned. They will need to pick it with a slim jim. I would probably use the dealer cause if it is broken on the inside that is going to put you a step ahead.

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    My key won't unlock the door on kia sedona ex

    If the key turns but does not unlock the door then it is a linkage problem between the lock tumbler and door lock mechanism. If the key does not turn at all, then it will most likely be a problem with the mechanism. Sadly both of these will require removal of the door panel. If you dont feel comfortable with this then take to a reputable shop

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    Driver's door can't be opened. This 2005 Kia Optima EX has power door locks. I can't open the driver's side door. The passenger door works fine. I hear the motor when I try to unlo

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    You probably either have a piece of linkage that has come loose inside the door or the latch mechanism is stuck halfway between "lock" and "unlock" (fairly common on some vehicles). You will need to remove the driver's seat to make room to work so the driver's door panel can be removed if you cannot open the door from either the inside or the outside.

    If you can get the door open, then the door panel should be removed to inspect the linkage and latch mechanism.

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    The left rear door lock on my 2008 Impala LT will not lock and unlock with the remote control. All others work ok. Can only operate left read lock manually.

    Hello: The lock/unlock unit is part of the mechanical door lock assembly. The first thing to do is remove the door panel. Check and make sure the linkages are all connected, then make sure the wires are properly connected to the door lock assembly. If all the previous is ok then you will need to replace the lock/unlock assembly. to do this you need to remove the mechanical lock assembly first then remove the actuator. It might be best to have a professional accomplish this task. You also should disconnect the actuator an check to make sure you have 12v going to the actuator when you activate the door lock switch.

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    My driver side door locks and will not open with the key or the inside lock can you please help I have to cross over through passenger door to get in and out

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    most of the time the clip breaks or pops off the linkage --remove door panel and look at the linkages

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    My 2002 Kia Rio with manual locks also wouldn't unlock. the connecting rods would bend enough that I could pull the inside plunger up or turn the key, but in either case it would snap back when I let go, and the door remained locked.

    The problem is a broken spring at the latch mechanism. Getting it unlocked is a matter of wiggling and banging the handles and lock until the lever the spring is supposed to control moves. The lever is in line with the car, so gravity might help if you park facing uphill or downhill. I wish I'd inspected the latch carefully enough to tell which.

    Once the door is open, remove the interior door panel. The hard part is the window crank: push the heavy wire clip off the crank's shaft between the crank and the panel. Save the plastic sheet inside the panel; it protects the mechanisms from collecting moisture in your interior and rusting. A few screws and a snap or two will allow you to lift the panel up off the inside lip of the window.

    The latch is held in by the 3 big screws in the door's edge, but you also need to disconnect some connecting rods that go to the various latch and lock handles. The plastic clips that hold the rods into their levers can be rotated to unsnap from the rod, the the rod can be pulled easily our of the clip. You'll see when you try it.

    On mine, I found a broken spring that had connected two hooks right across the top of the latch mechanism. I came online to find a replacement spring or mechanism and ended up here, but my rubber band I cut from a bicycle inner tube is working fine for now.

    Go ahead. Say something about fixing a broken Kia with a rubber band.

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    For those of you whose door is shut and you cannot open it, here is the trick that the Kia mechanic taught us: Insert the key into the door lock. In one quick motion, simultaneously turn the key to the unlock position AND pull the handle. It took us several attempts to finally get it to work.

    Once the door is open, the check the diagnosis and repair instructions below.


    A couple months ago, our 2004 Kia Optima started exhibiting the same symptoms you describe: Door lock mechanism feels jammed, actuators automatically relock, etc.

    We took the car to the local Kia dealership where we had purchased the car new, and the shop told us that it was a faulty door lock actuator. The mechanic did not open the door, but said that this was a common problem. They estimated $200 plus labor to repair.

    This weekend, I decided to open the door and look for myself. What I found is that the actuator was fine. The fault was with the latch mechanism, called "door checker" in the Kia service manual. Not the lock... the latch; the actual part that latches onto the striker when the door is closed.

    Here is my walk-through of the diagnosis and repair:

    To determine the fault, I first removed the door panel. Remove 1 screw in the grab handle pocket, 1 behind the door open lever, and 2 screws at the forward edge, the bottom edge, and the rear edge. Remove the small window-corner speaker if equipped. Then lift off the door panel. Don't lift too far, there are wires to disconnect.

    Once the door panel was removed, I removed the exterior door handle. Two bolts on the inside of the door secure it. Use 10mm socket to remove them. Then remove the connecting linkages by flipping the plastic catches on each to the side. This should allow you to pop the linkage from the socket. The heavy linkage is a little harder, as it has a locking groove. You may need a jewelers screwdriver or dental picks to open the plastic socket a little. Be very careful not to get forceful or you risk breaking the plastic catch. The actual lock mechanism turns 1/8 turn and slides out of the handle assembly. Set the handle aside.

    Now disconnect the linkage from the actuator, again by flipping the plastic catch to one side and slipping the linkage from the socket.

    Finally, disconnect the linkage that goes to the interior lock above the door-open handle.

    With these linkages disconnected and the door handle out, remove the plastic cover on the latch mechanism. You should now be able to peer in and work the lock and opening levers independently and find the fault.

    On my particular latch, the plastic bits (yes, they used plastic) had worn and become loose. This allowed the rotating part of the latch to rotate too far, which in turn caused a bind when you try to unlock the mechanism. The security system senses that the latch is not properly unlocked, causing the actuator to immediately engage and relock the doors.

    If you confirm that this is your problem, then remove the three screws that hold the mechanism in place and replace the mechanism. I obtained mine from a salvage yard for $30.

    Total time to diagnose and repair was about 3 hours - but you now will have an advantage in knowing what you're looking for!

    Jul 12, 2008 | 2004 Kia Optima

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