Passenger Front Door will not open from outside. Help, Please.

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Passenger Front Door will not open from outside. Help, Please.

Postby PixieVampyress » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:03 pm

Luna Marie is a 2007 Pontiac Vibe, which I actually dearly love. However, today, my friend went to open the passenger front door, and it did not open. You can do so, from the inside, to let someone in, and to get out. But to get in, is not possible. Nothing appears to be broken, upon visual inspection. As I stated, you can open from the inside.

If anyone has had this experience; I tried different search parameters, however not this exact situation. Sure, I can reach over; but honestly, I have already had this experience with a 1987 Cherokee Limited, and I am not looking forward to carrying on the tradition in a newer vehicle.

Thank you in advance,

PixieV :)
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Re: Passenger Front Door will not open from outside. Help, Please.

Postby jolt » Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:06 pm

Most likely the plastic handle is broken inside the door. Without taking it apart, you can never be 100% sure but the plastic would be the easiest thing to get broken. Here is a video on changing the door handle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Jz1QBJhI90

There are other videos listed there about changing the door handle. Watch a few of them, as not all the info is shown in any one of the videos. They will at least give you an idea as what needs to be done.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEdpt28cmn4

This video shows the inside of the door handle and how the linkage works (about 3:00 mark of video). The Vibe, Toyota Matrix and Corolla are very close, if not he same, when it comes to the door handles so look for any videos on them.


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