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Driver side door is shut and won t open from either side.

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Driver side door is...

Driver side door is shut and won t open from either side

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05

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I ve had the inside panel off last winter and fixed the frozen actuator but the door is shut right now

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Nissan
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Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 9 months ago
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What model 2005 Nissan is this?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
05
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 9 months ago

Maxima? Altima? Sentra? What Model?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
05 x trail
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 9 months ago

Thank you.. This is normally due to the door latch assembly. There is a inside cable that goes to the latch and the lever on the latch is what goes.

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Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 9 months ago

So what happens is that it sticks and when it's stuck, the door can not be opened inside or out. So in order to get the door open, the door finisher will need to be removed, the door glass and window regulator to get to the latch so you can reach under it to move the lever to get it to open.

Once open, then you can remove and replace the latch assembly.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
What's the door finisher
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 9 months ago

Door panel inside

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Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 9 months ago
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Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 9 months ago

That is a video on a Infiniti on how it's done. It's more or less done the same exact way.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
When the door is shut you cannot remove the inside door panel
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 9 months ago

You can, it's just tricky as heck..

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
No kidding
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 9 months ago

Once you take out all it's screws and loosen the panel, I normally roll it up like a Lambo door to remove it. I fold the drivers seat all the way back..

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
55357;�thanks
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 9 months ago

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