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my driver rear door wont open, it gets power but wont unlock it. i did get the door panel off from the inside but still cant get it open. has this happen to anybody esle.
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did you try a manual unlock? also...i had a problem once like this. lube the lock. and try the manual unlock.
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wd40 the locking mechanism
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i tried lubing it for like a week i did not get anywhere
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I have a similar problem with my rear passenger door, it unlocks, but it just wont open from the inside, can't figure out what the problem is. Any clues?
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Are you sure the pull wire connected to the inner handle is not snapped? Should be able to tell if you pull the door panel off, disconnect the hook from the handle and pull on it manually.
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okay. i was too lazy to type this out b4.

so this happened to me before. i did the keyless unlock mechanism and all doors would unlock except for my passenger front door. i was pissed. couldn't pull it out or anything. so i pulled the handle and it unlocked manually but it felt very stiff. i tried to open it form inside. wouldn't open. i go around the car and it opens form the outside. so im kinda confused. BUT what i did was get some needle nose pliers and pried the little lock "completely" out when i manually unlocked it. once i did this the door opens inside and outside fine. so the problem was it wouldn't unlock all the way and felt stiff as hell. using the unlock mechanism wouldn't even make the lock budge. so...........i lubed that **** up....manually unlocked it lubed it, pushed it down, lubed it, unlocked, did this over and over for about 5 cycles. pretty soon when i pushed the lock down it was easier. you have to get the lube going by doing this. so now my car unlocks fine. the lock is quite stiff still but the lube does the job.
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How does one go about taking off the door panel? i was found 3 screws but didnt want to breaking it off >.<
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theres a peice right behind the inside of the hand that u push down and there is another screw in there and that is it besides the other 3 and then u just pull sraight up on the panel and then unhook all your wireconnectors and the door lock. thats on the front doors
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