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Door latch problem

My 2001 S430 developed a problem with the passenger side rear door. It works fine from the inside but cant be opened from the outside. Pulling on the handle from the outside, the door acts like it is locked. Repeated locking and unlocking doesn't do anything. Any suggestions for troubleshooting would be appreciated.


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Start by having the fault codes read out using suitable test equipment, SDS is the best, so many things can cause this both mechanical and electrical so codes help us to narrow it down. You do not need to go to a dealer as they are expensive, a local indie or specialist should be able to read the fault codes.


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