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    I have a 98 Catera and I'm unable to open the drivers door from the outside or the inside. The door seems to unlock but it just won't open. Any ideas or help would be appreciated. Thanks..!!

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    Re: Help...drivers door won't open..!!

    Quote Originally Posted by satxcatera View Post
    I have a 98 Catera and I'm unable to open the drivers door from the outside or the inside. The door seems to unlock but it just won't open. Any ideas or help would be appreciated. Thanks..!!
    Check the following post (search for others) at Omegaowners (Cateras are a version of the Omega),

    http://www.omegaowners.com/forum/YaB...=1288823140/15

    Good luck.

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    Re: Help...drivers door won't open..!!

    Can you describe the issue a little more? Has it ever worked? The doors sometimes freeze shut in freezing weather after car washes and such as well.

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    Re: Help...drivers door won't open..!!

    Its actually my dads, and it always worked before. And its just the drivers door. The weather right now is about 75 degrees so no freezing weather yet. We have tried using the key as well to unlock it and it seems to unlock with the key but it still won't open. My dad did say the key fob stopped working a while back so is it possible that could be the cause. Normally I would just pull the door panel off to diagnose it, but since I can't even open the door its going to be a problem. My dad is having to craw in from the passenger side door so I hope I can get it fixed for him soon. Thanks for the help so far.

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    Re: Help...drivers door won't open..!!

    Quote Originally Posted by satxcatera View Post
    Its actually my dads, and it always worked before. And its just the drivers door. The weather right now is about 75 degrees so no freezing weather yet. We have tried using the key as well to unlock it and it seems to unlock with the key but it still won't open. My dad did say the key fob stopped working a while back so is it possible that could be the cause. Normally I would just pull the door panel off to diagnose it, but since I can't even open the door its going to be a problem. My dad is having to craw in from the passenger side door so I hope I can get it fixed for him soon. Thanks for the help so far.
    There is all kind of information at Omegaowners but I have not followed it lately. That in my opinion is your best help source right now. If I come across anything I will update but the condition of the door is "deadlocked" and the master control door motor apparently have 3 positions and in deadlocked you cannot unlock by pulling or otherwise. There are guides and posts on how to get out of such a pickle but I have not researched it enough lately.

    Good luck.

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