[DML] Re: Door won't unlock / open. How to fix?
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[DML] Re: Door won't unlock / open. How to fix?

The cable isn't letting the mechanism inside return to the normal
position. Try to lift up repeatedly on the outer door handle (lift up
until you feel resistance of the cable trying to open the mechanism,
and then release) and see if it allows the cable to free up enough to
let the mechanism back down to it's rest position. This happens all
the time to my passenger door as I need a new cable. I have to play
with the outside handle as described until the slack is gone out of
the cable and then I can unlock/lock the door, or shut the door for
that matter when it is open since the mechanism holds the latches open
if the cable is stuck. You will ultimately have to go swimming behind
the panel and see if you pulled the cable out of it's route through
the door. Hope this helps, Dani B. #5003

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "daviddelorean" <daviddelorean@...> wrote:
> I replaced my driver side door handle. I think I pulled the cable 
> outward out of the door to hard.  Since the handle replacement, the 
> door lock won't unlock (via key or the inside button).  What's 
> happening is that the thing the other end of the cable (inside the 
> door) is connected to is not moving all the way to the open position.  
> I have to manually move it to the right just a few centimeters with my 
> hand (which requires the door panel coming off).  How can this be 
> fixed?  I've tried pulling the cable into the door with plyers to make 
> more slack but it didn't work.


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