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Old 04-18-2013, 08:22 PM
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Door question

i know this isnt so much of a prelude problem but more of a general problem on a prelude.. haha. one day i closed my driver side door and after that it wouldnt open. i have the door panel off and have not been able to find the release for the door, i was woundering if anyone could maybe post a picture of what they think i may need to have fixed or what i need to pull on or some sort of way the door works kind of photo, any help is greatly appreciated, thank you :)
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Re: Door question

Does anything happen at all when you try to open it?
Have you tried opening it from the other side of the door?
does any of the metal rods look damaged in any way?

Tear off the sheet that's covering the door and have a look around

This is my drivers side door. Yours may be on the left side so just imagine it flipped or something


The silver coloured metal rod (top one. The bottom one controls the lock.) that runs from the door handle inside the car to the inside of the door frame.
You wanna check that to see if its properly connected up (its mostly held on by clips) and not damaged.
Or if you can't open it from the outside, you will probably need a torch to see back there.
If you look in the big square hole you will see the back of the outside door handle and the way that one is connected is by the metal rod that has the threading on it.
It's the only rod with thread on the whole door. The rod underneath that is clipped in operates the lock.
Now if both of those metal rods seem intact its probably the mechanism that holds the door shut. You can see the white bit that shows through the hole in the very right side of the door.
To remove that you need to take the window rail out but the mechanism itself just unscrews with 3 bolts.

Hope that helps.
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Re: Door question

i feel like its that mechanism, i spent an hour trying to feel around and pull on and move any moving part with no luck. the door does not open on either side, would you have any idea what that part is called??
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Re: Door question

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This ^^ is a shematic of the assembly part by part. I'm guessing it's one of the small parts like a #37 or an 18 or something. Use of a flashlight while tugging and pulling is a must.

Anything tugging back when you lift/pull handle? Is there no resistance when doing same?
Door stuck locked perhaps?

Good luck, check back with your findings
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Re: Door question

There is absolutely no resistance, i tried to figure out whats wrong both feeling around an using a flashlight to try and see, as you can probably tell i dont have much experoence working on cars. but i do love my prelude, and plan to do alot of upgrades myself. How hard is it to remove the window? Is there a guide of any sort anyone knows about? Thank you for the help:)
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Re: Door question

It's probably a Jesus clip... that's a small part that you can't see and when you do find it you say Jesus, how am I supposed ever replace that.

I'm familiar with removing a 3rd gen window only but Honda seems to carry some ideas model to model, year to year.
You need to remove the glass guides. Moldings cover the screws. The guide nearest the outter handle needs to be removed. Then pull up on the glass. I've probably left out a detail or two. It's been a while.

You might consider having a body shop or your favorite mechanic do the work. Money well spent. If you can make them let you watch.
I bought a set of hog ring pliers at advance auto for like $10 for replacing parts inside the door. They have interchangeable heads for squezzing those little bastard parts off and onto their perpective rods.
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Re: Door question

Hey guys! Thank you so much and i couldnt get it open, i took it to a mechanic to see what was wrong and it was actually the latch itself it stuck in the middle, ive tried for hours to get it open. If anyone knows where i can get a cheap drivers side door latch please let me know! Thanks again for all your help :D
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Try the junkyards!
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