OK...before I do something drastic, decided to leave the car for the night, maybe a few days before tackling this again. What I have learned is why I "think" the doors got stuck in the first place. As I said I was starting to install all of the final pieces before upholstry and I installed the "rubber door mounts" (both top and bottom). Well I guess they weren't in to well, and when the door didn't close all the way and I gave it the "Hip Check" it appears to have fallen off and gotten wedged in around the bottom of the door...on both sides, what are the @#[email protected]
Well on the drivers side, I was able to slide a tiny screwdriver in their and push it down to the bottom of the door without much issue, but the door, lock, handle still won't open the door. The other side, I have started to scratch the edges trying to move the stuck the piece and that's why I'm in here now rather than out there, since the car was just painted
Now the question is I "think" I know why the door was stuck, but why can't I open the one? I've pushed, shoved, bruised my hip on the door trying to get the latch to fully engage but nothing.
Also I noticed what appears the be a Torx bolt in the door lock, would removing this bolt do anything for me?
As well, inside the rear window I've been feeling around and there is some sort of a plastic plate, what's behind that plate? Is it possible to undo the striker with the door in place from inside the rear window compartment?
Thanks again, time to go drink and put away the tools under lock and key!
P.S. And for the record, I've read just about everything on here that a search will return and yet still can't get this opened. What might help is some pics of the pawl and how it works (ie locked vs unlocked)