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1998 Honda Civic Question: Driver's side door won't open. Perhaps from theft attempt.

 

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civicperson, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Chevy Chase, MD, September 02, 2012, 13:00
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electric locking mechanism still works, door is unlocked.

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    pushrod September 02, 2012, 13:10
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    DID SOMEONE BREAK INTO CAR? WILL NOT OPEN FROM IN OR OUTSIDE OR BOTH?

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    civicperson, September 05, 2012, 10:39
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    The possible break-in was unsucessful. Door latch handle makes no sound and no action inside and outside. Sorry, I wasn't expecting a reply so quick and I thought I would be notified if one came. Someone suggested that the unskilled use of a slim-jim can cause the door open thing to fail.

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    ziptie12, September 05, 2012, 18:34
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    Is it 2 door or 4 door?

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    pushrod, September 05, 2012, 18:35
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    Someone was correct, linkage rods knocked loose will have to pull door panel to fix.

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    civicperson, September 06, 2012, 02:19
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    Thank you. Any ideas on the cost. (It is a four door)

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    pushrod, September 06, 2012, 02:41
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    THE TECH. THAT ASK IF 2 OR 4 DOOR, IS THE HONDA MAN. HE CAN TELL YOU MORE ABOUT
    THIS THAN I CAN.
    (Hope you don't mind ziptie)

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    civicperson, September 06, 2012, 20:51
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    Thanks

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    ziptie12, September 28, 2012, 08:19
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    Sorry , I didn't see this 'til I'm sure it's to late. If the problem still hasn't been resolved (hopefully without a broken door panel) I'll check back and respond this time. Hi Bruce.

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    civicperson, September 28, 2012, 22:25
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    OK. I'll check again. Thanks. I was going to take it somewhere soon and brace for the sticker shock.

    I'm still hoping for help on Oct.6.12 and will look again.

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