Door latch won't open


Asked by Mar 05, 2015 at 11:37 AM about the 1993 GMC Sierra 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Can't open the door. All the linkage is attached but door latch will not release. How can
you open the door

5 Answers


I don't think slim jims work anymore. Can you remove the door panel with the door shut?

4 of 4 people found this helpful.

No we can't get the door panel off

5 of 5 people found this helpful.

Something inside the door must have let loose or your latch mechanism has broken. Lift the door handle on the outside while pushing with your knee against the door and pull upwards. If that doesn't work, you have two choices. Either cut the door panel off with a thin grinder wheel to access the linkage, or you will have to do what they have done in this video: It depends if you have a linkage problem or a failed latch mechanism. If you do the fix in the video, you will at least save the door panel and the door will still open. Either way, your in for some real fun. Good luck!

11 of 11 people found this helpful.

Latch door opens and closes with a key but I can't find the the place for the key opening please advlse

It happened to my sierra,I opened and closed the with the key couple of times the it was fixed

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