Branch landed on car breaking window now I am unable to open thevdoor what's possible problem


Asked by Jan 01, 2015 at 10:15 AM about the 1997 Toyota Corolla DX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

5 Answers


You may have to take off the door panel and clean all the broken glass out of the door. If it pulverized and went down inside of the door, it may be binding up your lock mechanism.

Best Answer

Did it break the door window or other windows, did it land on the roof panel? Have you tried other doors?


The other doors open how can i open door panel to clean it out


If you have access to a good air compressor with a long reach blow nozzle, shield yourself and blow air inside the panel via the window opening, focus air where the latch assembly would be, hopefully the blast will dislodge the shards binding the latch.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Sounds like the door and/or door frame got bent out of alignment do to the tree limb. If you have full coverage insurance, file a claim. Because of the vehicle's age they'll most likely total it but at least you'll get something towards a new(er) car. HTH. -Jim

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2003 Corolla dead and won't jump start 2 answers

    Hello, I have a 2003 Toyota Corolla that died on me. I turned the car off when I got home and noticed my powerlocks weren't working. I tried to turn on my radio and re-start the car but no luck. ...

    2003 Toyota Corolla CE


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Could a fuse be the problem with the rear window that won't roll up or down? 10 answers

    The rear window on my 2000 Toyota Corolla rolled down about an inch. Then it wouldn't budge. Could the problem be a fuse?

    2000 Toyota Corolla CE


    Maintenance & Repair

  • My Ac stop working. What wrong? 3 answers

    We added Can of freon and nothing change. What's wrong

    2013 Toyota Corolla LE


    Maintenance & Repair

  • What fuse on a toyota corolla that makes the windows. power steering, and lights work? 1 answer

    My husband was changing the alternator on my Toyota on my car and still connected to the battery and it touch grounded metal to the live line. The problem I am having now is that the power steering...

    2009 Toyota Corolla LE


    Maintenance & Repair

  • toyota corolla 1990. with 196000km 2 answers

    car brand Toyota Corolla, is it very good car, is it reliable in your opinion, how is the cost to repair if a piece breaks, before I throw the money out the window for this car This year 1990 has 1960...

    1990 Toyota Corolla Base


    Shopping & Pricing


Looking for a Used Corolla in your area?

CarGurus has 66,767 nationwide Corolla listings starting at $1,295.


Search Toyota Corolla Questions

Toyota Corolla Experts

#1 FordNut
Reputation 15,030
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 2,090
#3 tenspeed
Reputation 1,750
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Camry"
1,591 Great Deals out of 98,036 listings starting at $895
Used Honda Civic"
1,124 Great Deals out of 58,104 listings starting at $1,300
Used Honda Accord"
1,268 Great Deals out of 77,633 listings starting at $1,395
Used Toyota RAV4"
1,165 Great Deals out of 48,667 listings starting at $2,495
Used Nissan Altima"
1,370 Great Deals out of 87,365 listings starting at $1,195
Used Nissan Sentra"
871 Great Deals out of 49,466 listings starting at $500
Used Toyota Tacoma"
622 Great Deals out of 30,180 listings starting at $2,850
Used Hyundai Elantra"
829 Great Deals out of 51,289 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda CR-V"
1,529 Great Deals out of 80,320 listings starting at $1,695
Used Hyundai Sonata"
956 Great Deals out of 51,699 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Focus"
1,171 Great Deals out of 56,883 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota 4Runner"
352 Great Deals out of 18,756 listings starting at $2,400

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Toyota Corolla For Sale
21,772 listings starting at $16,843
2016 Toyota Corolla For Sale
88 Great Deals out of 17,058 listings starting at $9,998
2015 Toyota Corolla For Sale
348 Great Deals out of 7,184 listings starting at $9,990
2014 Toyota Corolla For Sale
292 Great Deals out of 5,841 listings starting at $8,883
2013 Toyota Corolla For Sale
245 Great Deals out of 3,931 listings starting at $6,990