Ok guys, first time I've posted on the forum, mostly use it as a resource than posting anything of my own. Asked a few forums from the UK, but getting nowhere really. So over to the Vortex to help solve my problem.
Basically I have a 5-door MkIV Golf. The rear passenger door would not open via the outside handle, nor the interior trigger. Its jammed shut. I know some people eventually get it open by pressing against the locking mechanism area and pulling on the outside handle and the door sometimes releases. I have tried this and its still stuck solid.
I've got the doorcard off, the iinner metal plate unbolted and the window is help up with a block of wood. I've also disconnected the electrical plug on the mechanism (the pins you can see in the pictures below)
This is the stage I'm at with this:
Looking inside the door frame towards the lock mechanism, the following can be seen:
In the picture below, the gold coloured lever highlighted by arrow A moves via the outside handle. The black edge highlighted by arrow B is the edge of another lever which is activated by the interior door trigger.
Any help where I go next to try and release the door?
I can't see what it is exactly that levers A and B highlighted in the picture above are releasing to open the door. There must be something around that locking mechanism unit thats stopping the door opening.
Oh and I tried messing around with the child locks, the central locking and the lock/handles on the door to try free the door. The basics didn't work, so I've no choice but to strip it down like this to release the door.