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Mike, UK Car Mechanic
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Experience:  Hi, I am a Car/ vehicle technician of 34 years. 29of -running my own repair/diagnostic business.
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walkswagon touran hi my left hand side door wont open on my

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hi my left hand side door wont open on my vw touran 56 plate wont even open from inside the car just clicking can u help i have even double clicked on my key fob but still wont open is it the motor could i get the door open and take the door panel off or not thanks vw touran sport 7 seater tdi 2.0
Hello and Welcome to justanswer..

This is not uncommon Im afraid on this door..

What tends to happen is the actuator from the electric solenoid - that works the lock, breaks - and hence, you hear it "working" - but its doing nothing..

Sometimes other things happen - but in any event - you have to remove the inner door panel from the inside - and then you have access to the mechanisms.. Its awkward , made more awkward to do this with the door closed - but it has to be done to progress with this..

Then - when you can see everything, you then operate the locks with the remote - and watch whats happening - or not happening..and you will then clearly see exactly what the fault is - and then be able to obtain the part / s you need , from a VW dealer parts dept., and be able to carry out the fix / repair..

I Sincerely XXXXX XXXXX have helped you - but do ask me if you need anything more..

Kind Rgds, MIKE


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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
thanks for your time and effort how do you get the door panel off when the door is locked can it be done and i cant see the screws or is it the covers thanks
Hello again....

As I mentioned - this is always more difficult with the door closed... Its a case of doing it however you can Im afraid...

Sometimes, the door panel does get damaged - a garage would ask you sign a disclaimer for this - because it may well need replacing depending on how bad it gets ! But it is the only way forward Im afraid - you just have to get it off best you can...

I hope that explains a little more for you ... Sorry If I wasn't clear before...

Best Rgds - MIKE..