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Old Jul 8th, 2014, 07:14 PM
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Passenger door won't open

Hi all,

So I have had an issue with my passenger side door where i can only open it from the inside. Recently went to take a look at the door, took the inside of the door off and had a look around.

I couldn't see anything out of the ordinary however I seem to have managed to mess up the inside door too, both mechanisms are not unlocking the door now.

I notice the interior door handle cable is kind of naff. Looking to have to replace this cable too.

My main concern is that I cant take the lock out of the door as i'm unable to open it. Anyone able to help?
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Old Jul 8th, 2014, 10:47 PM
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Hi ya

Remove the door trim and try to lock/unlock you my find the trim is stopping it, if it still does not work key or handle I would look at your door actuator they do seize up. You can remove it and clean them up and give them some lub.

Hope this helps
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Old Jul 10th, 2014, 11:53 AM
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Hi when you mean door trim do you refer to this as being it?

As i mentioned I have taken the inner door frame off prior to shutting the door. also just to mention its passenger side.
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I have attached some images, If you see the gold looking latch If i move that down the door does not open however if i do the same on a working door it works. I have a feeling there's something wrong with the lock but how can i get this out?
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Is there no way i can get the door open to remove the lock actuator?
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Hi ya

I think if you push down on the gold arm in picture 1 the door should open I think this is the latch release. It's been a while since I was in there on mine.
I would drop the window about 1/2" while you are messing with the latch Incase the window does not drop when you try to open the door it could break the glass.

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Hi I've tried pushing down on the latch release but nothing happens
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Old Jul 12th, 2014, 07:22 PM
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Anyone got suggestions?

Just to say - sorry, i can't really help as I'm not a techie type Mini owner - but i do sympathise.

My passenger door can only be opened from the outside (although you have to squeeze it reallllly hard!); although from the inside only my daughter can open it by carrying out a waggling pattern on the door latch, but my son cannot open it at all from the inside.

I've had it repaired three times and three times it's stopped working again. Shortly will be going for forth time lucky so I wish you well with your own endeavours!!
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Hi, thanks for the reply.

Just an update: I was able to pull on the interior door cable and was able to open the car. However the door only lock when pushed into the car, it appears when i try lock it with the key it has no affect?

Also the exterior door handle mechanism doesn't unlock the door. Does this suggest I buy a new actuator?

I should be able to take the lock actuator out but I dont know what im looking for after.
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Just an update:; today I took the actuator out and had a look, found lots of
"yellow lumpy stuff" possibly just grease?

I played around with having the actuator plugged into the electric socket and seeing if I could see any real issues.

In my images your find at the bottom of the actuator by the pale looking straight part which controls the electrical unlock/locking from the key, one is straight against the side and one is angled.

Now I found that it would only unlock/lock if straight and sometimes it wouldnt.
If it was angled it would do neither.

But if I had it straight i was not able to unlock the door using either inside or outside mechanism.

Is this a case of buying a new actuator?
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Anyone got any thoughts/input on this?
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There is obviously a problem with the actuator so I would replace it with a new one. You can get them off ebay for around 65 but dont be tempted to get a 2nd hand one or you may end up with the same problem
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