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Old 02-23-2016, 07:55 AM   #1
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Driver door will not open

Here is one I haven't seen before. The driver door will not open with either the inside nor outside handle.

The lock seems to work. At least it sounds like it does, and when locked, when you pull the inside handle, there is resistance indicating that the locking mechanism is moving. And, when unlocked, and pulling either handle, there is little, to no, resistance. So I am thinking that the lock is not the problem - but I don't have a lot of experience in this area.

I had this happen on another Boxster a while back where the door was out of alignment with too much pressure on the latch preventing the latch from releasing, and thus the door would not open. That problem could be remedied by pushing on the door while pulling the handle. That trick did not work on this car.

Is there a way to release the door latch without using the handles? I've got the door panel off and though space is tight I can reach the levers that the handles move to confirm that they DO move when the handles are pulled. They just aren't tripping a spring to release the door latch. So I was hoping a pick could be inserted somewhere to release the latch - or some other idea?

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Old 02-23-2016, 09:25 AM   #2
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I had an issue like yours with my passenger door. It would not open with the inside to outside door handles. I came across this fix on one of the forums and it worked for me. Get in the car (passenger seat will work) and lock the doors with the door fob, then pull the interior driver's door handle twice. Then unlock the doors with the fob. Then lock the doors with the fob and pull the interior driver's door handle twice. Repeat this several times. It worked for me. Don't ask me why... but it worked. Hope it works for you. Let us know.
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Old 03-02-2016, 03:35 PM   #3
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I had the same problem with mine specially after using the central locking system (using the key in the door and turning), and the trick of pushing the door in and down really hard a couple of inches above the handle did the trick and since then it has not been a problem, at that time I did not a fob so that was a problem, now I have one and I never use the central locking system
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