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Offline ChandlerM

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1978 trans am doors stuck
« on: October 17, 2020, 10:42:37 AM »
so I recently bought a 78 trans am sight unseen, however, when I received the vehicle the exterior door handles were broken and I couldn't get inside. the key is in the ignition and both doors are unlocked but I don't know how I can get in

Offline Wallington

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Re: 1978 trans am doors stuck
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2020, 07:37:35 AM »
The door handles operate by pushing down on a lever on the latch. Find a pic of a door with trim off for info, might be able to use a rod or similar to push onto it. If the doors are locked you have a new set of problems and hopefully who you bought it from has the answers.

Offline quizkid32

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Re: 1978 trans am doors stuck
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2020, 06:49:28 PM »
Straighten out a metal coat hanger and slide it between the door glass and the rubber gasket. Hook the inside handle with the coat hanger hook and pull towards the back of the car. It should pull enough to open the door. (unless there is some other problem with the door internals.)