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Can you clarify what you mean by the door lock actuator handle jammed this is the actual exterior handle that is stuck or broken? Or is the latch/actuator assembly stuck not allowing the door to open?
Can you get the door open by using the outside latch or door handle? Does the lock work normally? Does the lock and unlock knob does appear to move smoothly?
When you work the inside door handle do you feel any resistance at all or does it appear to be unusually loose compared to the left side in other words does the handle appear to be cracked or does it just move very freely and does not appear to have any resistance like the left side.
It is unlikely that the cable was frozen what you're probably going to find is the pivot arm on the actuator itself is frozen. You need to remove the door panel and probably remove the actuator from inside the door in most cases spraying with WD-40 and freeing up the arm on the actuator will take care of this without having the cost of the actuator assembly itself. You obviously need to replace the unit door handle also.
Did you remove the actuator from the door itself?
The plastic covers that surround the actuator are removable. You should have complete access to this pivot that the cable attaches to to free up. As I recall there are a couple small screws that it just snaps off.
The actuator itself is very expensive I believe in the neighborhood of $300. I would take the actuator back out and continue to lube up that pivot once the covers are removed. If you have any questions if you can post a picture of the actuator I could probably zoom in on what you need to remove. I just don't have one handy to give you detailed information on.
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