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Author Topic: Drivers door wont open. Door pin pops up and down and key turns in lock  (Read 2225 times)

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Chris Montenegro

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Getting into the car is not an issue btw. Its the drivers door that doesn't open. All other 3 are fine.
How u can link the passenger door to open the drivers door im intrigued ........
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And scrapped it will be. Cheap car no skin off my nose.
Friendly bunch you are 🤷
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If there's a way why not share it!
We are generally a friendly bunch .... Dr Gollum can be an awkward bugger though   ;)
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Getting into the car is not an issue btw. Its the drivers door that doesn't open. All other 3 are fine.
How u can link the passenger door to open the drivers door im intrigued ........

The good doctor is suggesting you inspect the workings of the passenger door to work out how you can open the drivers door, by sliding a coat hanger / welding rod or similar down between the window and the door - I think.
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As above ^^
My interpretation of Dr Gollums post was that if you remove the passenger side door card, you will get a better idea of how the mechanism works, and which part is causing the problem. You can then transfer this knowledge to the stuck drivers door lock and simulate the action with a metal coat hanger or brazing rod bent to shape.
I'm not familiar with the part that is letting you down but maybe someone who does know could PM you with a bit of guidance so that it's not public. There are videos on YouTube showing how to unlock with bent coat hanger/brazing rod but these are mostly for pins that don't pop up, and I believe you said your pin does pop up.  :-\
« Last Edit: 13 May 2021, 08:06:44 by YZ250 »
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Purchase a new / secondhand locking unit, you will probably need it,and you can work out the secret.
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As above ^^
My interpretation of Dr Gollums post was that if you remove the passenger side door card, you will get a better idea of how the mechanism works, and which part is causing the problem. You can then transfer this knowledge to the stuck drivers door lock and simulate the action with a metal coat hanger or brazing rod bent to shape.
I'm not familiar with the part that is letting you down but maybe someone who does know could PM you with a bit of guidance so that it's not public. There are videos on YouTube showing how to unlock with bent coat hanger/brazing rod but these are mostly for pins that don't pop up, and I believe you said your pin does pop up.  :-\
Xackly ;)

You need to use the passenger one as a reference or you're pissing in the wind.

Oh, and a friendly piece of advice... If you piss into the wind you will get wet.
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ok so i think the latch mech itself is knackered

both cables from both handles are operating correctly. and the central locking all works.

ive looked at the passenger side and its covered by plastic so i cant see the workings. i dont want to take it off the passenger side as i dont want to break it!
so question do any other door latches fit the Omega? and are they universal in regards to the door position on the car.
once i have the replacement part i can study that and figure out how to open the damn thing, as the other issue is i have limited visibility with the door card only partially removed.
TIA
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They are unique to the door.

The plastic comes out with the mechanism, then you can get a look at it.

Which is why I said to take it out. It is only three torx bolts a couple of rods and a plug to remove. And there is even a guide in the confusingly titled 'Maintenance Guides' section.

Not to sound narky, but it was obvious that the latch mechanism was broken from your first post, hence the advice given.

And, again, you do it from out side the car with the window up. Access is gained by removing the weather strip. Removing the driver's door card won't achieve anything towards getting the doors open. ( the lowest point of access is covered by a riveted plate and meaningful access would mean taking the seat out. And destroying the door card).
« Last Edit: 14 May 2021, 11:58:45 by Doctor Gollum »
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OK cheers.
Will ones off other model vauxhalls fit.
Or only omega?
Im going to get a replacement latch.
Save having to remove the passenger. And hopefully fihure out how to open it from that.

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Still need to open the door to replace the latch though.  ::)
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Still need to open the door to replace the latch though.  ::)
That's the least of it.
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Looks like the link suggested even has a solenoid fitted so you will end up with hopefully a spare working solenoid...for when that stops working  ;D
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if anyones near swansea that could help open it id be most greatfull  :)
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