opening 1976 corvette door

by Eloy
(Corpus Christi Tx)

1976 passenger side door is unlocked with window rolled up. The door still will not open. Driver side door locked and can not be unlocked.. Any ideas of how to get these doors open. Wanting to restore vehicle for my mom.. It was my dad's but he passed away in May... Your ideas are appreciated... Thank you for your time. God Bless....

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Jun 27, 2012
Same problem
by: Mike


I had the same problem. Nothing worked so I used grips with a soft cloth on the door knob and forced it to unlock and it worked.

I then took off the door panel and examined the latch unit. It was getting stuck in the second motion. I worked it a lot and it seems to be easer to open but I don't totally trust it. I think I will replace it - about $120.00 and looks like a real paint to reconnect.

I also had to remove the plastic shield to view the latch.

May 30, 2012
Same Door Issue
by: Anonymous

5/30/12... I have the same problem.
Any ideas on how to open the doors if the key will not work in the door lock... Possible broken lock?

Sep 10, 2011
Door Lock Problems
by: Ammo46190

Don't know when you posted this but I'm wandering if you got the door open yet and how???

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