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#1 stevenford_uk

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Posted 22 March 2004 - 02:39 PM

my drivers side door handle from the outside will not open the door, the button pushs in but the door will not open, yet the inside handle will open the door without probs, what can i do to cure this,do i need to buy a new door handle assembly??/
please help me, thanks
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#2 David_J

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Posted 22 March 2004 - 03:23 PM

Not 100% sure on the mini details, but generally all the locks are operated by long wire rods that hook into the levers. They can unhook themselves when the plastic clips on the ends wear.
Take off the door inner trim panel and have a look!!
If you've never looked inside a door before you'll see just how stupidly easy it would be after a bit of practice to bend a coat hanger, slide it down the window rubber and move the levers about.
Urgh.

Hopefully you'll just need to rehook the rods. if the mechanism is broken - you'll need to remove the trim panel anywa to put a new one in!

#3 Sutty01

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Posted 22 March 2004 - 03:24 PM

i had this problem we just medled abit and it started to work again

#4 cowboy

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Posted 22 March 2004 - 07:52 PM

as david has said , inside the door there is a small rod which connects to the door lock, and is held on by a plastic clip, if you remove the trim for the door, close the door, and get someone to open it while you have a look to see what is or isn't moving, if you see a loose rod somewhere, then it needs to be stuck back onto the lock..
a tip, if your not sure you can allways take of the pass trim and see how it should look this will give you an idea of what has broken.
then just pop down to your local salvage dealer and get a new part..




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