Door latch mech.

Tiny
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I have a 94 lumina and the plastic connectors that attach the rods to the latch has broken with the door closed, neither of the door handles (when pulled)will allow me to open the door, I cannot remove the inner door panel while the door is closed. How do I go about opening the door so that I can fix these. The service manual that I have does not give me a scematic of how the rods attach to the latch so that I can figure this out. :Shock:
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Monday, November 27th, 2006 AT 2:03 PM

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Tiny
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Wednesday, November 29th, 2006 AT 1:04 AM
Tiny
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That interior door handle is important and it usually is the drivers side that goes.
I fixed mine with a rubber bungee cord(commonly found with 2 "S" hooks.)
I removed the interior housing that had the broken latch, put one end of the b. Cord through to the door mechanism and hooked it where the connector rod hole is.
The other end is simply looped after it's left dangling out the opening where the broken handle used to be. It's lasted years of daily use and I only had to replace it once due to heat and friction caused by rubbing. It looks odd but hey it's inside, beside the driver. It's an improvement I can live with! It easily passes the safety check.
The same applies to the [u:63300ba0c1]exterior[/u:63300ba0c1] handles if you don't mind a rather "broken appearance". But its a good reason to get pulled over by the authorities.
I would smile if I saw cars with bungee cords hanging
out their door handle openings. It's my contribution to a world in need.
95 Astro SE
315000kms or 200 and something [u:63300ba0c1]miles[/u:63300ba0c1]
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Wednesday, November 29th, 2006 AT 1:34 AM

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