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Driver side door lock pin jammed?
As I was putting my driver-side (left) door panel back on after installing the lighted door handles I found that the lock pin would not go "down" to the locked position. I tried cycling the locks with the central locking button and the remote and it did not move at all. I messed with it and got it so it went down but when I remove my finger from it, it springs back up.
Now when I cycle the locks it starts to move down for a few millimeters and then a distinctive 'click' or 'pop' and then it moves back up to the original position. The door does not lock and I think this is becasue the actuator is not manipulating the lock pin as evidenced by the click/pop.
Any ideas what I am in for or ways forward? How do you even get to the assembly? I already peeled back the vapor seal but I can't really see in there well enough to know exactly what I am lookng at or should be looking for.
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