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HelloCustomer when you say frozen, are you having the situation where the door will not close, like the latch is blocking it from closing?
Your JA Expert,
Where did a spring come loose from, the latch or the hinge?
The way this works is there is a the metal claw that has swung down by accident. When the inside or outside handles are lifted, the blocking component is moved away from that claw, so it will move freely back into open position. No prying is necessary, just a little pressure to cause it to move. You may have pushed the screwdriver into the latch too deep and pried with some effort. It should move very easily, once you get the right motion. Look at this latch, then look at the other side to see what swings down. If a spring fell out, there is a good chance that latch will need replacing now, but you should still be able to get the latch to open. Take your time and have patience. It will move very easily as long as you are holding the handle open at the same time.
Ok, here is the latch, the door lock actuator is integrated into the latch. First I'm giving you the instructions to remove the component, then below you will find the procedure to remove the door panel. With this info, you should have everything you need to perform the job less the tools. Also, don't disconnect the battery. I refrain from that to avoid unexpected problems. If you need any other info, don't hesitate to ask.
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