When you’re dealing with a broken handle on your car door, it can be a real pain to get in and out of the car. But if you follow these steps, you’ll be able to open your door without damaging anything.
The first thing you need to do is locate the latch mechanism on the inside of your door. This is usually located near where the handle would have been attached. Make sure that you have enough light so that you can see clearly: either turn on a nearby lamp or use a flashlight.
You’ll need an object that’s thin enough to fit between these two surfaces something like a credit card will work well here. Slide it between them until it hits something hard inside; this should be directly under where the handle would have been attached.
Now gently pry up on this object with your card or whatever tool worked best in bringing out its original shape. It should come right off without damage! Just make sure not to pry too hard because.
Get the door open from inside
There are a few ways to open a car door from the inside when the handle is broken. The most obvious is to use your key fob to unlock the door, but if you don’t have your keys with you or they’re in another car, that won’t work for you. In those cases, it’s time for some creativity.
If you have a friend who can help, ask them to reach in through the window and pull on the latch holding the door closed, while you push against it with your shoulder or hip. This should release the latch and allow you both to open the door.
Pry the door lock from the frame
If you have a broken door handle and can’t get into your car, you can still open the door from the outside by prying it open. To do this, locate the door lock on the inside of the door. Pry it away from the frame with a screwdriver or similar tool until you can access the latch and open it from there.
Use the screwdriver to open the door from the inside
If the handle on your car door is broken, you can still open it from the inside. All you have to do is use a screwdriver to pop open the door lock. Get a screwdriver and slide it between the edge of the door and the door frame.
Carefully work it into place until you can feel that it has reached the latch. Now, turn the screwdriver counter clockwise about one full turn this should release the latch and allow you to open your car door.
If this doesn’t work for you, try using two screwdrivers instead of one. This will give you more leverage and make turning them easier.
Pull up on the handle to release it from its slot
The handle on your car door is designed to be pulled up, which will release the door from its slot. If you have a broken handle, this can be difficult. In this case, there are several options for opening the door.
You can pull up on the handle with one hand and push down on the door with your other hand. This will cause the door to pop out of its slot and open from the bottom.
You can also try pulling up on the handle with both hands and pushing down on the door with one foot or knee. You may need to use some force for this method to work properly.
Locate the door latch mechanism
If your car door handle breaks, there are several ways to get out of the car. The first is to locate the door latch mechanism and pull it to open the door. The door latch mechanism is usually located on each side of the car’s door frame, near where the window meets the door. You may have to reach through your broken window to find it, but once you do, pull up on this mechanism to unlatch the door.
Remove the broken parts of the handle
Start by removing all the broken parts of the handle this includes any screws or bolts holding the handle in place as well as any pieces of plastic or metal that have come loose or broken off during use. Once you’ve finished this step, you should have a nice clean surface where your handle used to be. Now it’s time for some quick repairs.
Using a little bit of glue (we like Gorilla Glue), apply it liberally over all of those surfaces where pieces broke off when opening the door earlier. This will help hold them in place while also giving them extra strength so they won’t break again later on down the road.
Find the lock rod or handle
The lock rod or handle is what you use to open the door from the inside of the car. It’s usually found on the top of the door, and it can be pushed up or down to unlock or lock the door.
To open a locked car door with a broken handle from outside, you’ll need to locate where your lock rod is located usually on top of the door and push it up or down until you hear it click into place. Then pull on the door handle until it opens.
You can use the car door handle to open the car door even if the handle is broken. This is possible because of the hinge that connects the handle with the door. You need to open this hinge in order to open the door from outside.
The first step is to use a screwdriver to pry open the connection between the handle and its hinge. Once you have done that, you can pull off the hinge and then lift up on your car door to open it.