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1997 Lexus LS 400 Luxury Sedan Base 4dr Sedan

1997 Lexus LS 400 Luxury Sedan
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Rear Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Mid-Size
19 mpg city / 25 mpg hwy
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February 3, 2014, 5:57 pm

Ernie S

Question: I am unable to open the driver side door.

The driver side door will not unlock. The mechanic could not unlock it with his tools that reach inside the door panel. Since the door will not open he says the only way to get to the door lock is to destroy the inside panel.
Is there another way??

February 9, 2014, 1:11 pm

Ron W
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Probably not. You might try an autobody shop as they may be able to open it, but if it can't be opened with slim jim type tools, the door or panels may need to be damaged to open it.

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February 13, 2014, 9:16 pm

Ernie S

That's the direction I'm heading. I found a used panel to replace the damaged one. Thanks.

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