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1997 Hyundai Sonata Question: Door Lock



Visitor, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Charenton, LA, March 18, 2010, 22:59

I can not get the driver side door to open with or with the key. When I press the unlock button all other doors open but not the drivers, the button on the door does not go down, and you can hear the motor but nothing happens.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, March 19, 2010, 00:32

    The door inner trim panel will have to be removed to see what is failing internally in the door. Hyundai as a car manufacturer put a lot of free technical information and workshop manuals on line for Hyundai owners. Check out www.hmaservice.com lots of great information.
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    Visitor, August 29, 2010, 19:50

    I had the same problem with my 97 and what I found was there is a little spring on the lock motor inside the door that all I did was bend the end and replace and has been working ever since.

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