Cannot Open Rear Door

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kenjg55
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Cannot Open Rear Door

Postby kenjg55 » Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:25 pm

Hello and thank you in advance.

I have a 2013 Nissan Versa SL 1.6L and the other day I open the doors with my FOB but the driver side door would not unlock. I since tried 2 FOBS and the inside unlock switch but no luck. Any one have a suggestion on how to get the door open so I can get the door switch to fix the darn thing?

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Ken Gonzales


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VStar650CL
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Re: Cannot Open Rear Door

Postby VStar650CL » Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:14 pm

If it won't unlock mechanically then chances are the arm the actuator cable attaches to is broken. If you remove the rear seat cushion and the lower B-pillar trim, there's a good chance you can get the door trim off the door with minimal or no damage. The bad news is, once you can see the mechanism, you may need to bust it up with a prybar and chisel to release the door.

kenjg55
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Car: 2013 Nissan Versa 1.6L

Re: Cannot Open Rear Door

Postby kenjg55 » Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:43 am

Hi & thank you for the respond and tip. By the way what is Lower B-Pillar trim?

BR
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Re: Cannot Open Rear Door

Postby VStar650CL » Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:37 am

The B-pillar is the vertical support in between the front and rear doors. The pillars go A through C from front to back, A is between the windshield and front door, C is between the rear door and back window. The trim on your B-pillar is in two pieces, upper and lower. The lower trim on a Versa is only anchored with pawls, with the front seat moved all the way forward you can simply pry it loose.


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