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sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Australia Car
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Experience:  ASE Master and Advanced level certified. Factory trained with 15 years dealership experience
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Driver side rear door won't open, 2005, 6, unbolted hinges,

Customer Question

driver side rear door won't open
JA: What is the model/year of your Mazda?
Customer: 2005, 6
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: unbolted hinges, door won't come off. opened up near inside
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: not really
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Australia Car
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 2 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

Assuming the linkage from the handles to the latch is intact and nothing foreign was closed in the door then not opening is due to a failed latch. The latch will need to be replaced to repair the issue.

What will need to be done is remove the door panel and inspect the linkage. If ok then the latch can be broken/cut/dismantled until the pawl can be reached and moved to open the door manually, and then the latch can be replaced.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Thank you.
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 2 months ago.

You're welcome!