Door Handle not working

Tiny
KRAFTER
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  • 2011 KIA SORENTO
  • 6 CYL
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 68,000 MILES
My drivers side door will not open from the outside. It opens from the inside and will lock using key and key-less. I cannot get past the metal panel that holds the window inside the door to see what the problem is. I took of the main panel exposing the speaker and wires, but there is a second panel that I cannot get past. I have take off the bolts and such, but it will not come off as it is holding the window in place.

I either need to know what the actual problem is as it does not sound like the actuator itself is the problem. I am wondering if something has broken off or came loose from the outside handle itself to the actuator.

I thought it would be under warrenty, but when I called Kia I was told that I had no warranty. A bit perplexed as I bought it used from Kia.
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Thursday, March 12th, 2015 AT 10:54 AM

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Tiny
KEN
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Hey KRAFTER,

Here is the door handle removal instructions, and you are right the door glass must be removed if the want to remove the metal plate to get back to were the linkage is, crazy design btw, here are some diagrams (Below) that will help you get the job done and find out the problem.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-and-replace-a-electric-power-window-motor

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https://www.2carpros.com/articles/door-panel-removal

Diagrams (below)

Best, Ken
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