2005 Honda Accord Door stuck

Tiny
ROLLABOY
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  • 2005 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 88,000 MILES
I have a problem with the passenger front door of my car. I tried to shut the door and lock it and it didn't shut. I tried pressing the remote key fob(unlocked & locked it several times), finally it closed. Now its stuck in the lock position. I can't open it from outside nor inside. I also can't pull the door lock switch up to unlock it. It feels like its stuck. How do I take off the door panel if the door is shut and won't unlock. Is it a bad actuator? Thanks in advance.
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Saturday, January 31st, 2009 AT 8:47 PM

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Tiny
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Hi rollaboy,

Thank you for the donation.

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.
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Sunday, February 1st, 2009 AT 1:20 AM
Tiny
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Is the plunger ( the one you pull to unlock the door ) connected via cable or rod. Its moving when I use the remote to unlock but I can't open the door from inside nor outside.
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Friday, February 13th, 2009 AT 1:33 AM
Tiny
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The door lock/unlock knob is connected via a rod. Since it is moving to lock and unlock position, then it is the problem with the door latch. The unlocking tab is either stuck in the lock position or it is not releasing far enough for it to be in the unlock position.

Is the knob moving to open or closed position or just trying to move.

If manually pulling it up does not unlock the latch, then you need to remove the trim to try to get your hand inside to feel for any part that has detached. If it is so, you would be able to open the door. However if nothing is loose, then it is a faulty latch which would require a lot of additional work to get the latch to release.
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Friday, February 13th, 2009 AT 7:33 AM

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