I still have the same problem with the passenger door that it doesn't open from the outside but a different cause. Seems the locking button on the inside of the door is to loose so after closing the door a couple of times it moves halfway and becomes locked from the outside. The solution is that i got used to always pull on the lock button every time as a precaution.Yesterday, I took the door cards off to get started on a couple of items on the list. The driver's side door pull has been unattached from one spot. Haven't fixed that yet, but should be easy to remedy.
What took up the most time was diagnosing a problem with the passenger door not opening from the outside. The SLC has been like this since I bought it, and it's one of those items that drives me bonkers having to open the door from the inside.
After pulling the door card and getting familiar with the handle and latch operations, I noticed through the peep hole that the handle was not engaging the latch. After some persuasion, I got the two lined up and in sync with each other. Of course, it was not enough to get the latch mechanism to operate from the "door closed" position when pulling on the handle. It could not be that simple of a fix.
I then pulled the latch mechanism to inspect it to make sure it was working correctly. All good there, so I put it back in. I went through a few series of testing the latch, the handle, and the door lock to see what I was missing. At one point, the latch opened from the "door closed" position with the door handle being pulled. I still could not tell why and kept going through the tests.
I finally figured out that the position of the latch with the door being in the "unlocked" position was not being pushed far enough, and an arm within the latch would not engage correctly. I took the latch mechanism back out, attempted to bend that arm just a pinch, straightened what looked like a very slight bend in another part of the latch, reinstalled it, and am now able to open the passenger door from the outside.
A lot of drama for making such a small tolerance adjustment. 😉