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My 05 Subaru outback drivers door is locked shut, I think…

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My 05 Subaru outback...

My 05 Subaru outback drivers door is locked shut, I think the actuator is bad. Is there a way I can unlock it by hand? I took the door skin off to expose everything. Just want to get it open somehow to work on it.

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Has this ever happened before?

140,000 and it just happened this week. Been jumping over my seat to drive

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Outback yourself? What have you tried so far?

I took off the skin, removed the two pulleys that go to the inner door handle and lock and tried to unjam it some how

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Is there a way to pop it unlock with a screwdriver or something just to get the door open so I or somebody can work on it?

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Subaru
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Subaru Mechanic: Dan, ASE Certified Technician replied 4 months ago
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Subaru Mechanic: Dan, ASE Certified Technician replied 4 months ago

Can you pull on the cable and manually unlock and open the door? There should be two cables one for the lock and one for the door handle.

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