Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Liverpool, England
Drives: Kia Sedona 2.9TS
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Okay, stripped the door panel off today, and took a look. Couldn't see anything obvious. There's a cable from the internal lock button, and the metal linkage from the outside handle, but I'm not able to see how they engage with the actual mechanism. I'm reluctant to start blindly unscrewing bits at this point, in case I leave us in a worse state. Has anyone got any guide to getting at the mechanism so I can check it out?
An update on the symptoms:
1) lock with key fob - internal lock switch moves to locked position, but outer handle opens the door still
2) lock with internal lock switch - outer handle opens door still
3) It feels as though the lock mechanism should disengage the outer handle mechanism some how, but is not doing so - the drivers door handle, when locked, opens fully but does not open the door, or give any resistance, whereas the passenger one you can feel engage. Since the internal lock release is just a cable, i wonder if the other end of it could simply have slipped off?