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Cant open up side door from inside of my 1995 Mercury Voyager

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I have a 1995 Mercury Voyager the sliding door won’t open from the inside only the outside handle opens the door how can I fix it so my kids can get out of the van from the inside.I tried the saftey lock it didn't work and I bought the van used so there was no manual that came with the van.
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Crystal Whisler replied 11 years ago.
Have you tried looking for a small button on the side of the door; it's sounds like the child safety lock has been turned on...my mom used to do it with me in the car when I was little, so I couldn't accidentally open the door while she was driving. If it is the safety lock, it's usually on the edge of the door (the part that seals shut). If you don't see any little buttons there, your van manual should have a little section devoted to it. Oh, tell your kids to try to find it on the door...I usually had better luck finding small stuff than my mom did. Hope this helps!
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Response to velvetblue7's Post: I tried the saftey lock it didn't work and there is no manual with that came with the van since I bought it used Thanks for the suggestion anyway if you have any other ideas I would be happy to hear them
Expert:  Badar replied 11 years ago.
 
You will have to dissassemble the inside door panel and look at the
door lock mechanism. Change the locking rods which could be bent and
out of shape.




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