Mechanics

DRIVERSIDE DOOR WILL NOT OPEN

1991 Honda Accord

Interior problem
1991 Honda Accord 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 220000 miles

My front driverside door will not open with the key from the outside nor the latch from the inside. How can I get the inside door panel off being that I can't open the door to get at the bolts and what part may need to be replaced if I'm able to get the door panel off?
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Amwade
May 25, 2008.



Hi there,

I believe the door lock itself is faulty. Part of the unlocking mechanism has worn off and is now stuck.

You need to replace the lock assy but opening the door is a messy job as the unlocking tab is almost unaccessible.

You need to get the outer door moulding out and then close the window. From there you need a long and strong screwdriver to chisel away a plastic part of the lock to release a spring inorder for the lock to open.

Get a new door lock and from there you would get an idea which area to chisel away.

I hate doing this job but have done it umpteen times.

KHLow2008
May 26, 2008.