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door won't open


suntadz

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Hmm... I'm assuming this is your driver side door.

You'll have to a little inspection to determine the exact cause of the problem.

I'd start at the door handle. Is it loose? Does it feel like the linkage is broken inside the door? Do you think the linkage is working properly and the door is jammed?

If the door won't open due to a jam or a faulty latch, you'll have to remove the handle itself. Grab a screwdriver and pull off the latch. Next you'll need to remove the door panel. To do this, you'll need a flat object like a putty knife or a 'door panel removal tool'... Stick the tool between the panel and the metal door and pry the panel out slowly. Your goal is to remove the plastic rivets that hold the panel in place.

There are about 4 or 5 rivets along the edge of the panel.

Once you get the panel off, play with the linkage to see if you can see if anything has come apart.

At this point you can look inside the door and open the latch manually (assuming the latch hasn't broken completely).

Once you get the door open, try to get it working again by using some silicon lubricant. If you just can't get it going, head over to your local Nissan dealer and buy a new one.

These instructions are assuming a few things... Let us know a little more and I think we'll be able to help you better.

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