First I want to thank you for your help. I have looked at the drawing but let me give a little more info. I am convinced that the issue is mechanical. When I have the door panel off and the lock cable linkages disconnected. The lock/unlock works correctly whether by key, push/pulling the cables or the power lock button. It is when I put everything back together that the problem happens. The mechanical lock/unlock button gets jammed in the forward (lock) position and cannot be put in unlock, although the door is unlocked. Also though the key can be turned it does not lock the door and it resists turning. My thoughts are either the cables got bent, the door brackets are malfunctioning, or something is out of line at the lock mechanism itself which I reached and felt but cannot feel anything wrong.
The clip shown in the drawing seems to be OK although maybe it has a break in it that malfunctions when everything is together. I'll look at that. Otherwise, something apparently gets out of line. Any ideas what might happen at the lock mechanism as I really can't see that very well. I have attached some pictures but doubt they help.
Thanks again for any help.
Sunday, October 4th, 2015 AT 5:56 AM