How can I take the drivers door off since it won't open

Asked by Feb 23, 2014 at 05:19 AM about the 2004 Kia Optima

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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From the inside, you should be able to snap/pop off the plastic panel and then there will be screws to undo and eventually, you should have it disassembled enough or be able to open it with the panel off. If all else fails, EHOW covers all topics. Hope this helped...

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Well I would utilize the passenger door to get into the front seat of the vehicle. Or use a back seat door and once in the vehicle, hop over the seat, get into the driver's seat, and have like a Phillips screwdriver with you and pop it off. Go to EHOW and watch the video on how to change out a rear view mirror...in that video, they pop off the inside panel of the door and there you go, you have access to nuts and bolts to take it off that way.. and/or access to electrical panel, maybe something could be jiggled and/or manually opened. Good luck...if you don't have internet (I assume you do, you are responding here)...but just as a back up, I could go re-watch that video and give you very clear directions, like exactly where you insert the Phillips, etc. Have a Lovely Sunday. By the way, I'm a female, but I actually did this, cause one day I opened my car door when a co-worker was pulling into a parking spot and she blamed me for breaking off her rear view mirror. I had to find the cheapest means to get that done...and I did do that. I make an attempt to fix everything myself...me and EHOW. Hey, I really like this site.

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