How do you get back doors open with child lock on and outer door handle broken

Katherine Wright-Barnard

Asked by Oct 29, 2014 at 01:33 PM about the 2002 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SL Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Have a 2002 Saturn s series with child locks
on and both outside back door handles are
broken. How can you open doors to fix it?

1 Answer


Door handles are simple latch mechanisms. You will need to replicate the lever arm (handle). It's hard to say without seeing pictures of the broken handle, but you should be able to grab the bracket (that the handle attaches to) with some plyers and give it a good pull. If you have the grip strength, it should work. If that doesn't work you could try a locksmith. Last resort is a mechanic.

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