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My 2002 Sportage driver side door will not open. Not from the outside or inside either. The inside handle doens't feel like it is connected to anything. Since I can't open the door I'm not sure how to get the door panel off. I was wondering if I got the panel loose enough to pull it away from the door could I stick my hand through and open the door that way?


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I found this in the service manual file on this forum.



If you can't get the panel off, maybe a slim jim can hook on to the latch? The plastic retainer thingy may have broken off that holds the latch to the handle.
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The drivers door should be the same. The actual latch could have also disconnected from the rod. Bur I can't quite remember what the assembly looks like.

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I would probably attempt to pull the top of the panel out of the window seal and stick something down inside. Maybe reach a phone camera with a light inside to see what is going on.

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Slim Jim will not work, and to raise the door panel it must first be unclipped..

Remove the driver seat to access the door panel..

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