The driver's side door on our 2000 is "stuck" closed and wont open by key, keyless, or inside locks. The only thread I found mentioned the same issue which was probably a bad actuator but didn't get into details of how to actually open the damn door. With a bad actuator is it possible to pop it open with a slim-jim, or do I have to go thru the inside. For that matter can I even get the door panel off with it closed? Dealer work isn't an option right now since money is tight. We're down to one vehicle for a busy family, so I really need to get the door open even if I cant lock it.
On a side note, this was my first wife's car (which she loved, and it fit her to a T). She passed away 2 yrs ago so I can't sell "Miss *****" cuz my kids would KILL me. My new wife drives it when she has to but does so by crawling over the passenger seat (I'm big guy, - not an option for me). I feel this is extremely unsafe should she get in an accident and don't think I could handle losing wife #2 so it's pretty important. Oh yeah, I miss driving it too!
Thanks in advance.