Drivers' side door latch not working

Tiny
BDI888
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  • 1995 OLDSMOBILE SILHOUETTE
  • 125,000 MILES
Door latch on the side of the front door is closed which doesn't allow that door to be closed.
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Saturday, November 20th, 2021 AT 3:22 PM

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Tiny
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There could be an easy fix for this which is to just open the door handle on the inside of the vehicle. The exterior handle will not flip the latch, but the inside will. So, give that a try and let us know if that opens the latch.

If not, then we may need to open the door panel and see what is happening when you operate the handle.

Here is a guide that will help with this:

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

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-door-hood-or-trunk-will-not-close

Please run through this and let me know what you find, and we can go from there. Thanks
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Sunday, November 21st, 2021 AT 2:13 PM

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