Which products have made it into the Honest John Kit gift guides for Christmas 2019? You'll be surprised... | No thanks
Ask a Question

Passenger door will not open?

I'm trying to solve a conundrum which I doubt that there is a solution to. The front passenger door of my partner's Lantra (1998) cannot be opened from either inside or outside.

The lock itself seems to operate but nothing else. As far as I can see, the only thing to try is to cut away the inside trim panel but even then, I doubt that I can achieve much.

Am I missing something or is there a trick that I could try. My partner loves this old car and really does not want to part with the car but, with the MOT not far away, I fear that the car may be heading for the breaker!

Asked on by

No easy way out of this one. But before you take a knife to it, try to see if there is some way of getting the door panel off. There are usually some screws behind the armrest.
Similar questions
I have just purchased a 1999 Vauxhall Vectra 2.5 V6. It was a cheap car that had a few problems, which have all been fixed apart from one – I can’t lock the doors. It looks like the car was broken into...
My 2006 Bora has developed a problem with the boot. It won't open, not even with the key. Garage fixed the micro switch, but do not understand why it won't even work with the key. Any ideas?
The door open sensor says the right hand door is still open on my 206.
Related models
Reliable and cheap. Beat the BMW 3 Series in a JD Power Customer Satisfaction Survey.
 

Ask Honest John

Value my car