'99 Accord door won't open

Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi batmanwho,

You have a sticky one on your hand.

The latch is bad and the only way to unlock is the drill or break the plastic tab to release the loaded spring to release the catch.
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GABE.B
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  • 1993 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 85,000 MILES
How to fix Driver door. Will not open inside or outside.
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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 AT 5:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hi Gabe.B,

Seems the door lock has failed and it is going to be messy getting it done.
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TRO0925
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  • 2004 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 53,000 MILES
I tried to open my driver side car door yesterday and it will not open from the outside. The door is unlocked and and this is the first time it happened. All the other doors are fine when I open them. Is this a problem I can fix, or something that has to be looked at by a professional? Thanks
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DEPSK8
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What you want to do is to look on the side of the door where u see it lock to the car theres a hook there that pulls back when u open the door so watch it when u pull the door handle if it doesnt go up then take off ur door panel and it should be a spring tht came loose
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DAN53DN
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  • 2000 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
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  • 121,000 MILES
Door is unlocked, door handle doesn't feel like it is engaging the latch
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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 AT 5:51 PM (Merged)
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FINNEGGS
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I have a 1999 Accord and had a similar problem with the driver side door. I can't tell you exactly how to fix it, but when the mechanic fixed mine, he had to (somehow!) Remove the door panel from the inside and replace the electronic door latch. It cost me about $85. Hope that helps a little.
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BINAYAK00977
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  • 1998 HONDA ACCORD
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 92,000 MILES
There was no major incident.
I locked the car with the remote and when I tried to unlock the car, the driver's door does not open, all the other doors are working fine.
I tried opening with the key also but nothing happened.
The lock is pulled up but the door does not open from outside or inside.
A lock maker tried to pull the lock form inside but could not.
How can I fix the door.
Its locked and no one can open it.
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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 AT 5:51 PM (Merged)
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Hi binayak00977,

Seems the door lock has failed and you would need to drill the door to get the latch to release.

Before drilling, if you can get the door trim off, check for dislodged actuator links.
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GREENCHEVYMALIBU
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  • 1991 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 27,000 MILES
For some reason it won't work. I changed the sensor with another one and it work for a short while. The light turned off on the dash about the door being open. Then is went on again. I switched it with the passenger side to make sure it wasn't the sensor and it worked the passanger side so I know its the electrical. I cut the old connection to it and replaced what the sensor plugged in to and it worked for a short while but again the door light is on the dash and the light on the bottom of the door won't turn off. Is there a way to check if its getting power to the switch?
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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 AT 5:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hi greenchevymalibu,

Thank you for the donation.

The door switch is working correctly and is not an electrical fault. The problem is the door switch is not being turnewd off when the door is closed and the probable causes are :
1. Door switch rubber cover is missing causing excessive clearance and when door is closed, the switch is not turned off.

2. The door striker is out of adjustment and when door is closed, it is not flush, resulting in gap between door and switch. Loosen the door striker screw and push striker inwards slghtly and retighten. Up and down movement might be required to adjust for smooth closing of the door.
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GREENCHEVYMALIBU
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The thing is that if I push the sensor with my hand it still doesn't shut off the light on the dash. It's as if it isn't there. I'll give the door adjustment a try.

Ok now its working? I haven't done anything.I didn't try the jam adjustment or anything. So I'm lost.
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Remove the switch and check the wire from harness for broken covers or shield. There is a possibility that the wire is exposed somewhere and it would intermittently contact with the body to ground the circuit causing the indicator light to show.
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GREENCHEVYMALIBU
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I took the side panel off and looked at the wire where it comes out of the loom but I didn't see any wire showing. Also I moved the wire around to see it there was maybe a break but it didn't work then not work when I did this but now again it is not working?
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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 AT 5:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Sorry I am a litle confused.

Let us review the problem over again and correct me if I am wrong.
1. Dash door ajar indicator is showing for the driver door and door courtesy light is on when door is closed.
2. With door open, manually pushing the switch does not turn off the courtesy light or dash indicator.
3. Switch has been swapped with other doors and still same problem.
4. No exposed wires noticed around the door wire harness
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GREENCHEVYMALIBU
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You are very correct.
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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 AT 5:51 PM (Merged)
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From the conditions stated, the only possible faults are
1. A short of the wire between the door switch to the intergrated control unit plugged into underdash fuse box.

2. Faulty Intergrated Control unit.

Unplug the Integrated control unit and test the door switch wire for shorting to ground. If no continuity is found, the integrated control unit is faulty.
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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 AT 5:51 PM (Merged)
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GREENCHEVYMALIBU
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How do I test the door switch wire for shorting to ground?
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To test for wire shorting to ground, unplug the door switch and intergrated control unit.

Use DVOM to connect between the door swtich wire terminal and body ground. There should be no continuity.
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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 AT 5:51 PM (Merged)
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If there is continuity what do I do?
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