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    Drivers door on 08 won't open from the outside or inside .Passengers door works fine,trunk pull cord doesn't work ,pull handle by seat does work.

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    Steve, think... new C7. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhecox View Post
    Steve, think... new C7. LOL
    Never thought of that ,might be the answer

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    Steve, I know Huskerman had to replace the inside door catch on his '10 GS, as he was experiencing a similar problem.
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    How bizarre and frustrating!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vett boy View Post
    Drivers door on 08 won't open from the outside or inside .Passengers door works fine,trunk pull cord doesn't work ,pull handle by seat does work.

    Ya Vett boy.....been there and done that.......either the touch pads on the door itself are dirty or bad or the actual electronically controlled door latch itself has grown weak. The door pads can be taken apart and cleaned or just replaced.....Chevy stores have them or can get them for you, the are not expensive.....$14 each I think.... Even though I had to put in a door latch I replaced both door pads on my 10 GS.......try this first to see if that is the problem, if that does not solve it then we will move on to the door latch.

    The pull cord not working means it has somehow come off the mechanical hook to the latch and will not open the door. I am glad the emergency handle still is hooked up.

    I changed my own latch after ordering it online. Make sure you can get the side of the car right when ordering since there is a left side latch and a right side latch.

    Here are some pics of what you will encounter when installing a new latch.......


    Having trouble getting my pics so will post again in a bit.......thanks......
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    Ok.....internet is slow today......finally got some pics....


    First there is trim to take off.......I hate taking trim off.......but it must be done....this is on the drivers side.......





    This is the culprit we are going after......




    carefully lift the top piece of trim by sliding a flat screw driver under the trim piece and carefully lift it up to get it unhooked.......




    This piece come out from underneath and will pull off the door post with the same type of attachments.....




    It takes a bit of persuasion but it will come off......you may have to lift up and out to get it to disengage........it more work getting this trim off than the actual replacement of the latch......




    next you have to pull this gooey stuff off but try not to destroy it because you will want to put it back on when you are done.....




    Back in a bit..........
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    Ok next undo the two fasteners on the latch itself.....





    then reach in and pull out the offending part.......




    there is a cover that has to come off......two screws I think........




    unhook the emergency latch hooks from the old part.....




    and the electrics........




    Put in the new part and start hooking everything back up being careful that you get the emergency hooks back on correctly....with the cover back on everything should be in place to go back in the door......




    secure the latch to the door post but before you stuff it back in the hole make sure the mechanical latches are working.......you can hear them opening the latch.....




    torque the fasteners back on to 18 inch lbs (or snug if you prefer).....I think that is right but I will check it to make sure........and easy peasy you will have a working door again..........very nice!




    Well done boys and girls......for our next class we will put insulation in the back of our C6's..........

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    That's even better than the Service Manuel!
    It's got so it seems to me that the Internet has created a lot more Horses A$$'s than we have Horses!
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    Thanks M, for posting that.
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    Great post and great info that will help solve my issue ,Thank you very much for taking the time and effort

    It was getting so frustrating I took the drivers door off and drove without it which looked stupid so I took the drivers door off also .It really screwed up the aerodynamics at speeds above 170 .
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    OK ,I'm good to go after replacing the control motor ($300) doors are back on and she has a need for speed .Easy fix thats why it took me two months
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