The control linkage rods are probably held on by plastic swivel clips for ease of removal. These tend to break easily also with time. So you will see arms on latch assembly with holes where the rods go you will have to move those arms with a coat hanger or push or pull with tool to open door. You may be able to get replacement plastic clips at auto HELP section at auto stores.
Another scenario is your power lock motor froze up LOCKED and that is the cause of all this grief! In that case replacement/removal of lock motor is the solution.
You have knocked all the locking rods off with a slim Jim door closed at the striker. Can you see it with a flash light in side the rear of the door?If you cant get to the lock assy. To release from the striker. Your gonna have to call a mobile locksmith and get a price on opening it. When you get it open remove all panels. If their is any rear window channel remove it and you'll see the lock assy. The inside handle release operates on a back and forth switch. You'll see a lever with a spring that for outside handle and operates up and down.
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 AT 6:23 PM