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#1 (permalink) Old 01-21-2009, 06:32 PM
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hello, my driver side door handle on the out side broke and was unable to open the door from the outside. after a few weeks the handle brok on the inside. Now im not able to open the door from either side. This happened to me before, and I went to Kia under warentee. Is there anyone out there that has a diagram for a 2003 Kia Rio, lock mechinisim or a diagram of were things are behind the door panel? I tried using a slim jim but after several attemps, fail.

or if you know anyother way of fixing this problem please let me know.

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you must broke the outern handle and open the door thru the hole using screwdriver

Broken gearbox makes me mad...
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Read this post with procedure to open door, once you get the panel off get the spring referred to and replace the old one.

http://www.kia-forums.com/1g-2g-2001...tml#post213286

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It is impossible to get the panel off while doors are closed!

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roadrunner, if you read post number 11 on the link I supplied, it tells how to get the door open so you can remove the panel.
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