Q: Q: Door handle not working

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The driver's interior door handle doesn't open the door.

Hi. This appears to be a fairly common issue with the Mini Coopers, up until about 2005. If you would like detailed information, there is the bulletin "M510506" that has the repair information. Usually the cable on the inside has slipped off or become loose which prevents the latch from moving the locking mechanism. I suggest you contact the dealer to see of this bulletin applies to your vehicle. If it doesn’t, I suggest you have a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, inspect the door’s mechanism and replace any failing/damaged parts.

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