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post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-17-2013, 10:07 AM
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I would just take it to a competent dealer..

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post #17 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-17-2013, 04:07 PM
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No unfortunately (as I said earlier). There's a screw in the outside door jamb.
Right, the one on the end, which must come out to completely remove it. But can you remove the screw behind the door latch and pop enough of the snaps to go in from the top?


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Right, the one on the end, which must come out to completely remove it. But can you remove the screw behind the door latch and pop enough of the snaps to go in from the top?
The top fits into a 'ledge' along it's length and has to be lifted off the whole length. Besides, the area you need to get at is where the latch is, which is held close by the screw and lock-pull, anyway.

I think the only way (and frankly not sure that'll work) is going in with a jimmy on the outside of the window, like CW said.

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Re: Door wont open

Ah, that's right. Oh well.

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Actually, you'd have to go from the inside of the glass to push down. The glass is on the outboard side of the latch mechanism.

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post #21 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-19-2013, 10:21 AM Thread Starter
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so the other day i was just showing my friend what was wrong and i was continuously pushing and pulling the outer door hand and one time it opened i know it was a fluke but i haven't had time to open it and look around and see if its a plastic piece that is broken. So by happen stance it just randomly opened.
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Then leave it open and get that door panel off

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Being DIY is certainty understandable, however, let us know if you do decide to consult a dealership. All gm parts and/or labor is certified under a warranty. I hope all is well despite any car issues. Regards.

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It happened again because when i got it opened the first time when i took the door panel off i didn't see anything out of the norm. Well thank you chickenwire because those pictures were very helpful in opening the door. Unfortunately the when i press on the yellow plastic piece it won't open the door. It worries me that there are much bigger problems than i think

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