I have a 2002 Kia Sportage. Both inner and outer door handle will not open the driver side door. does anyone know what I can do to get the driver side door open since the handles are both broken?

Kevin Stout
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Asked by Kevin Aug 25, 2013 at 08:47 AM about the Kia Sportage

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I know what the problem is on my 2002 Kia Sportage. the linkage inside has came apart
for the inner and outer door handles. now I can't get the door open at all to be able to
take off door panel to work on it. does anyone have any suggestions for me?

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dandyoun
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That going to be a good one. Might be able to get in there if you slide drivers seat all the way back. Remove all screw that you can get to. Should be one in inside door handle area along with possibly a clip there too. Should be another inside the handle area of door panel. And two along the back edge of the door. Then pull out and up on door panel. Probably wont come all the way off but should be able to reach in behind it enough to work the door latch right at the latch mech. Hope this helps and good luck. If inner handle is broke right at handle might also be able to reach in there with needle nose pliers and pull door release rod.

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dandyoun
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www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5UPOVhA4GE -- this will show where screws are located.

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Kevin Stout
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Thankyou for your help. It was very helpful.

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dandyoun
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Your welcome.

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