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How do you fix a car door that won't open from the outside on a 1993 infinity J30?


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September 13, 2011 1:50AM

If you can open it from the inside then just take off the door panel and plastic lining. There will be 2 linkages coming form the outside handle 1 for the lock and the other for opening the door. Sometimes the linkages can stretch. Where the link connects to the actuator there is plastic bushing with height adjustment. Turn the bushing to the height that works if not bend the link slghtly. Remember to grease everthing with wd40.

Answer: I had a similar problem. The front driver door was locked permanently. So I opened the rear driver side door. From the rear door I drilled out the bracket which the doors latchs onto. This allowed me to open the driver side door. After that I was able to take off the panel and replace the power door latch assembly.