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Dave Nova, Buick Technician
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Power door lock passenger side doesn't work so door won't

Customer Question

Power door lock passenger side doesn't work so door won't open
JA: What is the model/year of your Buick?
Customer: 97
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Nothing usually it cycles through and works again
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Buick
Expert:  Gunvir Singh replied 1 month ago.

Hello, let me review your request. Please stand by.

Expert:  Gunvir Singh replied 1 month ago.

Do you hear a click, ticking or grinding from the door when you try to use the door lock?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
No
Expert:  Gunvir Singh replied 1 month ago.

This problem could be caused by a faulty door lock actuator. Need to remove the door panel to check. Are you going to repair the vehicle yourself?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
If I can how do I get door panel off if I can't open door?
Expert:  Gunvir Singh replied 1 month ago.

What model is your buick?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Park Ave Ultra
Expert:  Gunvir Singh replied 1 month ago.

Attached is the manufacture provided procedure to remove the door panel.

Expert:  Gunvir Singh replied 1 month ago.

Hello, just checking if any updates?