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I have a 2001 Subaru Forester and the Door Lock Mechanism is not working. I was able to take the door panel off and view that all of the control arms are connected properly and working. The door is closed and will not open by either the exterior or interior handle. The lock lever and key turn freely. I believe something has come lose inside of the housing. My question is, How do I now get the door open to remove Lock Mechanism?
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Kevin. I have tried just about every tool in the box to get the door to unlock. It seems to be broken inside the mechanism. It looks like the next tool of choice is a hammer and chisel
 

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Unless someone comes up with any better ideas perhaps some professional help is needed here?

"Slim Jim" tools are often mentioned to assist with lockouts.

If he sees this I wonder if Steve @Sackett can help?
 
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