The Keyhole on My Driver's Side Door turns, But Will Not Unlock or Lock

Asked by May 02, 2015 at 07:03 AM about the 1994 Pontiac Grand Prix 2 Dr SE Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1994 GTP and for some reason, the keyhole on the driver's side door turns
loosely and does not unlock the door at all, making it to where I have to go to the
passenger side to open the doors

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The linkage inside the door between the lock assembly and the actual door latch assembly has likely come apart. There are a couple of special plastic clips that hold things together. It's a bit of a chore to fix but it is something you can do yourself. Give yourself about 3 hours. Hopefully it will take a lot less time, but don't count on it if this is the first time you've worked on a car door. You will need to remove the inner door panel and at some point make a trip to the auto parts store or the dealership to get the correct clip. It should be a stocked part. Work slowly and carefully. There are several parts that can be damaged or broken if you are not careful. There's likely a how to vid on You Tube. Total cost should be under $5.

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