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lift gate( back door) is locked , so cannot be able to open it remote or electronically
The only way to get into the door is to have the inside door panel removed. From there, access can be made to the door lock actuator that is holding the latch into a locked position. A technician can come...
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Door open/ajar sensor will not turn off .
You may have a worn door latch. With someone in the driver's seat watching the light, close the driver's side door, and push in on the door evenly with the latch to see if the light goes out. If it...
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How long will it take to replace door latch?
Hello, thanks for writing in. Depending on the vehicle and if the door can open from the inside. The labor is roughly about 1.5 hours. It may be more on some vehicles and models. I'd suggest adding in your car's...
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TRUNK FUSE BOX
The trunk has two fuse panels one on left rear and one on right rear of trunk area. The one on the right has the fuel pump relay and fuse. The trunk door lock is in series with all the...
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Both handles on passenger door broken
The outside door handle is made of plastic and can be broken apart until you can get to the lever with a pair of needle nose pliers. Make sure the door is unlocked at the time you pull up on...
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Latch is jammed and doors won't close
You can try putting a screwdriver in the latch and pull the door handle with the door unlocked. When you pull the door handle, pull the screwdriver to flip the latch back. The latches should flip open. If they do...
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Cables that unlatch and unlock tailgate have rusted out, and I do not have a way to get into the trunk.
Hi there, thanks for writing in. Most truck lock cylinders can only be accessed by removing the rear seats, the trunk cover and crawling inside the trunk or contacting a locksmith to unlock the trunk from the outside. As far...
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How hard is it to fix the latch on my tailgate?
Hi there, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to offer my insight. The easiness or difficulty of fixing this has a lot to do with what is wrong with it. If the issue is that it will not stay...
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Door remains ajar no matter how hard we slam it.
Hey there. You should look at the door latch and the striker to see if you see excessive wear on the striker or if the plastic covering on the latch has been worn off. If they are worn, then the...
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Rear passenger door will not lock
You may have a bad door latch and they are not serviceable. You will have to replace the latch and the lock actuator if it is not an integral part of the latch. If you would like to have this...
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Hood latch cable broken at the latch.
Hello. The only way is to get the vehicle up on a lift and using a long screw driver to prop the latch. Replace the cable once the hood is released.
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Car latch sticking
The reason most latches start to bind is due to the door hinge getting worn. When this happens it will allow the door to sag down and put pressure on the latch. You should have the door hinges inspected and...
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Closing a hood
Hello. Some hoods will require the extra push to latch completely. The manual recommendation may not always work since you are talking about a mechanical latch that is no different to a door latch. If it will not latch for...
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My car seems to be having one huge glitch after the door was slammed extremely hard
Hi there. You should look at the door latch and the latch striker to see if there is anything visually wrong with the latch contacts with the plastic covers. Then inspect the striker to see if it is damaged or...
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Interior driver's side door latch is broken
Hello, thanks for writing in. In order to give you a proper information you will need to supply the vehicle year, make, and model to us. Otherwise we cannot give you a procedure or quote. Feel free to resubmit another...
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The hatch on the vehicle will not open unless both the lever and hatch are pulled up at the same time.
You will need to inspect the rear hatch when it is open. Check the left and right side to see if the two rubber stop bumpers are present. These rubber bumpers can be adjusted outwards to put pressure on the...
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The door latch mechanism seems to be broken and will not allow the door to open. How do I open the door to replace it?
Hi! You can access the lock mechanism by removing the inner door panel. This should allow you to open the door. This may be difficult to do! If you are looking for some extra help, a certified technician from YourMechanic...
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How do I open a driver's side door when the closing latch is broken?
If the latch itself, the one bolted to the inside of the door, will not grab the hook on the car body, then the latching mechanism may be the part that needs to be replaced. Sometimes dirt and grime can...
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Battery died. Now can't get into my car to pop the hood and charge it.
Hi there. The car could have made the door latches locked out. This prevents the doors from opening during an event of power loss during an accident. This happens, but the mechanical key should still open the doors. If the...
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How much should a service cost for replacing interior door latches on a 2013 Nissan Altima?
Hi there. When it comes to finding out how much to charge a customer, the best thing to do is call the dealership and ask for the labor prices, call a local shop and ask for the labor prices, and...

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