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How does someone release a stuck door latch?

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Releasing a stuck car door latch requires using a screwdriver to release the clasp. Once the latch is open the door will be able to catch the locking mechanism and close.

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Follow these steps to properly insert the screwdriver into the clasp and release its position.

  1. Prepare the vehicle to be serviced
  2. First make sure the vehicle is on a level ground with the e-brake on.

  3. Open the door
  4. Inspect the latch, and see how far in the clasp is stuck.

  5. Slide a screwdriver into the clasp
  6. Use a screwdriver and slide it into the clasp. Slowly pull up to release it.

  7. Check the door
  8. Check the lock on the door by opening and closing it.

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