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Old 05 Feb 2008, 01:15 pm
Gene Wagenbreth
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Default 1990 Honda Accord - drivers door won't open

1990 Honda Accord - drivers door won't open

No trouble with door in the past. This morning it will not open
from inside or outside. Everything feels OK with lock and door
handles. But the door doesnt budge.

So what do I do to try to fix it myself. Or where do I take it,
a body shop ? I don't like the dealer. For this old a car they
want to charge an arm and a leg and it isnt worth it.

sigh

Gene W
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Old 05 Feb 2008, 05:35 pm
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Gene Wagenbreth wrote:
> 1990 Honda Accord - drivers door won't open
>
> No trouble with door in the past. This morning it will not open
> from inside or outside. Everything feels OK with lock and door
> handles. But the door doesnt budge.
>
> So what do I do to try to fix it myself. Or where do I take it,
> a body shop ? I don't like the dealer. For this old a car they
> want to charge an arm and a leg and it isnt worth it.
>
> sigh
>
> Gene W


Gene, the door has to come apart for it to get fixed. You can figure out
how to take it apart yourself or have someone else take it apart for
you. You have to figure out where the screws are hidden and get them out.

I did this for different cars, and it is a pain in the butt, but not
that hard.

Jeff
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Old 05 Feb 2008, 06:41 pm
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Default Re: 1990 Honda Accord - drivers door won't open

Gene Wagenbreth <genewxxx@isi-OS4> wrote in news:foa933$kn7@venera.isi.edu:

> 1990 Honda Accord - drivers door won't open
>
> No trouble with door in the past. This morning it will not open
> from inside or outside. Everything feels OK with lock and door
> handles. But the door doesnt budge.
>
> So what do I do to try to fix it myself. Or where do I take it,
> a body shop ? I don't like the dealer. For this old a car they
> want to charge an arm and a leg and it isnt worth it.
>
>




Do you have AAA?



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Old 05 Feb 2008, 07:07 pm
Gene Wagenbreth
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Default Re: 1990 Honda Accord - drivers door won't open

Tegger wrote:

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> Do you have AAA?
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Yes, I have AAA. I am driving the car by getting in and out the passenger
door.

G
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Old 05 Feb 2008, 08:33 pm
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Default Re: 1990 Honda Accord - drivers door won't open

Let me ask the obvious question in January, is it frozen shut? did it rain
or snow last night, did it get below freezing?

"Gene Wagenbreth" <genewxxx@isi-OS4> wrote in message
news:foa933$kn7@venera.isi.edu...
> 1990 Honda Accord - drivers door won't open
>
> No trouble with door in the past. This morning it will not open
> from inside or outside. Everything feels OK with lock and door
> handles. But the door doesnt budge.
>
> So what do I do to try to fix it myself. Or where do I take it,
> a body shop ? I don't like the dealer. For this old a car they
> want to charge an arm and a leg and it isnt worth it.
>
> sigh
>
> Gene W


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Old 05 Feb 2008, 08:33 pm
Tegger
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Gene Wagenbreth <genewxxx@isi-OS4> wrote in news:foatns$p7k@venera.isi.edu:

> Tegger wrote:
>
>>
>>
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>>
>> Do you have AAA?
>>
>>
>>

>
> Yes, I have AAA. I am driving the car by getting in and out the passenger
> door.
>
> G
>




Put the car keys on the seat. Lock all your doors and close them.

Call AAA. Tell them you locked yourself out and you need them to open the
door with their burglar tools.

The guy will unlock the door but discover he can't open it. You can then
ask him to manipulate the linkage from inside the door and get it open for
you. Evidently the door is now broken and you need to fix it, and you can't
fix it with the door shut, right?

You pay for AAA. Might as well use it.

I'm always astonished how fast they can break into cars. A few seconds, no
more.


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Old 05 Feb 2008, 09:11 pm
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Gene Wagenbreth wrote:
> Tegger wrote:
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>> Do you have AAA?
>>
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>
> Yes, I have AAA. I am driving the car by getting in and out the passenger
> door.
>
> G


I don't think AAA will cover this.
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Old 05 Feb 2008, 09:13 pm
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Tegger wrote:
> Gene Wagenbreth <genewxxx@isi-OS4> wrote in news:foatns$p7k@venera.isi.edu:
>
>> Tegger wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Do you have AAA?
>>>
>>>
>>>

>> Yes, I have AAA. I am driving the car by getting in and out the passenger
>> door.
>>
>> G
>>

>
>
>
> Put the car keys on the seat. Lock all your doors and close them.
>
> Call AAA. Tell them you locked yourself out and you need them to open the
> door with their burglar tools.
>
> The guy will unlock the door but discover he can't open it. You can then
> ask him to manipulate the linkage from inside the door and get it open for
> you. Evidently the door is now broken and you need to fix it, and you can't
> fix it with the door shut, right?
>
> You pay for AAA. Might as well use it.
>
> I'm always astonished how fast they can break into cars. A few seconds, no
> more.


Excellent. If the AAA guy can't open a door, then you don't have your
keys. Having an open door won't make much difference. It still won't work.
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Old 05 Feb 2008, 09:16 pm
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Tegger wrote:
> Gene Wagenbreth <genewxxx@isi-OS4> wrote in news:foatns$p7k@venera.isi.edu:
>
>
>>Tegger wrote:
>>
>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>Do you have AAA?
>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>>Yes, I have AAA. I am driving the car by getting in and out the passenger
>>door.
>>
>>G
>>

>
>
>
>
> Put the car keys on the seat. Lock all your doors and close them.
>
> Call AAA. Tell them you locked yourself out and you need them to open the
> door with their burglar tools.
>
> The guy will unlock the door but discover he can't open it. You can then
> ask him to manipulate the linkage from inside the door and get it open for
> you. Evidently the door is now broken and you need to fix it, and you can't
> fix it with the door shut, right?
>
> You pay for AAA. Might as well use it.
>
> I'm always astonished how fast they can break into cars. A few seconds, no
> more.
>
>



OK, I gotta ask... Who do youse Canadians know about AAA???

JT

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Old 05 Feb 2008, 09:21 pm
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Jeff wrote:
>>
>>
>> Put the car keys on the seat. Lock all your doors and close them.
>>
>> Call AAA. Tell them you locked yourself out and you need them to open
>> the door with their burglar tools.
>>
>> The guy will unlock the door but discover he can't open it. You can
>> then ask him to manipulate the linkage from inside the door and get it
>> open for you. Evidently the door is now broken and you need to fix it,
>> and you can't fix it with the door shut, right?
>>
>> You pay for AAA. Might as well use it.
>>
>> I'm always astonished how fast they can break into cars. A few
>> seconds, no more.

>
> Excellent. If the AAA guy can't open a door, then you don't have your
> keys. Having an open door won't make much difference. It still won't work.



Leave a window open just in case!<g>

Most people have two sets of keys, no? He just "doesn't happen to have
them available"
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