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Q: Door lock not latching properly.

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The driver's side door lock does not fully latch.

A: If the mechanical portion of your door lock...

If the mechanical portion of your door lock does not fully latch, you may just need to move the latch to its original position. This can be done by unlocking the door, pulling the handle and inserting a screwdriver into the latch hole. Finally, pull the latch forward with the screwdriver. If this doesn’t help, the problem maybe with the latch assembly itself. A trained mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, can diagnose and repair your door lock.

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