Wow. This is a new one to me. We are going to have to start by removing the door panel to examine what has come apart inside the door. THere is linkage, the actual latch itself, child safety lock. That must have broken or detached when he slamed the door.
Listen, it's not going to be easy to take the panel off with the door closed, but it can be done. THere are a few screws that hold the arm rest in place, and if you check along the bottom of the panel, I believe there are a couple screws. Once they are removed, the only thing holding it on are clips that are between the panel and the door itself. Remove the panel and check if there is any linkage that is disconnected or broken.
Let me know what you find.
Thursday, October 15th, 2009 AT 9:51 PM