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I have a (toyota camry 2000) When i was trying to replace my

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I have a (toyota camry 2000)
When i was trying to replace my passenger exterior handle i frustratedly pull off the a rod that i assume was connected to the lock and when i closed the door it hasn't opened since.
Please help its been a hasstle with the door issue
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 7 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

You most likely pulled the rod off that goes from the handle to the latch. That should only affect being able to open the door from the outsie, unless the latch was damaged or something foreign fell into the latch and is blocking movement, such as the clip that holds the rod at either end.

Will it not open from the inside now either?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
both inside and out are unable to be open
The rod that was connected to the handle was pulled off
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 7 months ago.

The door panel is going to need to come off then to be able to access the latch and linkage to see if you're able to get it open. There is either something foreign that has fallen into the latch and is preventing internal movement, or the latch has failed. If the inside handle now moves with no resistance though then the rod for the inside handle may also be off.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Finally got the door to open but this is the broken rod
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 7 months ago.

With that one removed are you able to operate the door from the inside handle now?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
That's the rod i pulled out in the first attempt of replacing my door handle
But no it cannot operate from the inside

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