Door won't open from inside or outside!

Posted by Kinetic Boost, Sep 5, 2010

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  1. Kinetic Boost

    Kinetic Boost Proven Member

    Joined Jan 2, 2003
    Long Beach, California
    So I started having some problems with my passenger door were sometimes it wouldn't want to lock. From there it escalated to it not wanting to open up from the inside. Few days ago I tried opening up my passenger door and my door handle broke off! :ohdamn: I tried opening the door from the inside but now I'm not able to open it up from the inside either. I bought myself the door handle repair kit but am stuck with no way to really open the door to get it fixed. Any advice would greatly be appreciated! :thumb:

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  2. ktgurl87

    ktgurl87 Proven Member

    Joined Sep 1, 2010
    Elizabeth City, North Carolina
    is your outside door handle broke off enough to where you can see the lil cable or whatever that opens the door? see if you can pull on it
  3. black_eclipse96

    black_eclipse96 Proven Member

    Joined Sep 12, 2008
    Vernon, Texas
    pull your window seal ( the one on the inside) you can see the mechanism from there. now get a wire hanger and bend it so it's shaped like a L. you should be able to open the door from there.:thumb:
  4. fatalreaction

    fatalreaction Proven Member

    Joined Apr 10, 2008
    Sioux City, Iowa
    or you could try to pop off the inner door panel, since youll need it off to do the repair anyway, from the inside and pull the rod that goes to the latch..
  5. LiquidX

    LiquidX DSM Wiseman

    Joined Sep 19, 2008
    Anywhere, Pennsylvania
    You cannot remove door panel with the door closed. However you can remove the door handle bezel and attempt to work with the latches back there.
    My DSM:
    1997 Eagle Talon TSi AWD

    Street Build


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