Q: Door lock won't open from inside

asked by on January 30, 2016

The door lock broke and won't open from the inside.

Hello. If the door will open from the outside and not the inside ,then most of the time the handle has broke or the cable from the handle to the latch mechanism is damaged. The door panel will need to be removed to inspect the handle and cable to see which one is broken. If you need further assistance, I recommend you have a mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, inspect the door problem and repair any damaged components.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

I have a 2010 Acura tsx and my drivers side headlight went out. it turned pink first while fading but now is completely out. I nee

Hi there. The headlights for Acura's tend to be rather pricey for some reason I still haven't figured out yet. However, you can request to have one of our professional mobile mechanics come to your location and complete a headlight...

Car temp gauge is saying overheating , idle engine

Hi there. I don't think that the V-Power gas has anything to do with your overheating issue. You indicated that when you turn the car off, you hear a sound as if the car is still running. That is most...

I have a 2007 Mitsubishi Galant Es with a broken remote transponder. The actual key is still intact but car will not start without

The key and transponder that you are referring to are routinely vended by Automotive locksmiths, as well as on Ebay, Amazon, and so forth. All of these units require programming but that can be performed by local, albeit specialized, locksmiths...

Related articles

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Hatch Lock Cylinder
Common signs include the hatch lock cylinder just spinning or not turning at all when you insert the key, and the key not even being able to go in.
How Long Does a Key Fob Battery Last?
In order to get into a modern car, you will usually have to have the key fob that comes...
How to Replace a Trunk Lock Actuator
A car trunk is secured by a trunk lock that uses an electronic or mechanical lock actuator. A bad actuator prevents the lock from working properly.