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Yes, the problem seems to be a stuck actuator and it is preventing the knob from being pulled nor is it responding to the central locking control module.
Try locking/unlocking with the driver side inner switch and hope the actuator might just click open once for you to open the door and gain easy access to removal of the door panel.
To remove the door panel with the door closed would be rather awkward and requires some force. Remove all attaching screws and the center door pillar trim. Lift the inner door panel and try to squeeze your hand into the door panel to try to get at the actuator. You might still have the problem of getting the actuator to release if it is seized and there would be insufficient space and clearance for you to loosen the actuator holding screws.
Removing the front seat might help gain some working space.
Sunday, February 1st, 2009 AT 1:20 AM