Feb 26th, 08, 02:11 PM
I just bought a 1984 z28 and the owner before me broke the handle on the outside of the door and now the door wont open . the inside latch wont work either so I need to figure out how to get the door open, so I can take the door panel apart to fix it. any help would be appreciated.
Feb 28th, 08, 09:27 AM
Can you take the handle off from the outside? I dont have my car handy, but there may be a piece of the broken handle that you can get a needle nose pliers on and pull up to open. The inside handle has a rod that goes back to the latch.
Last resort would be to take the inside door panel off, if possible.
Feb 28th, 08, 04:18 PM
Thanks for the reply , I will try and take the handle off this weekend
and see if i can get to the rod . I let youll know how it turns out.
Feb 28th, 08, 08:42 PM
Most tow companies have the "lockout" tools to do it. It's a "slimjim" tool. Do you have AAA road service? They'll do it for free if you are a member.
Mar 5th, 08, 10:51 AM
just an update, got the door open last night . I was able to sick a long screw driver down the window jam and push the rod until it popped the
latch open . now I just have to take the door panel off and figure out
what is wrong with the latch and door handle . thanks Guys.