My door wont open inside and out

My door won't open inside or out nor does my air bag sensor a panssnger it always says off
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Hello, thank you for writing in. The airbag and the door latch issue are very likely two separate issues. Concerning the handle, you need to focus on the latch mechanism itself. Both inside and outside handles have their own connections to the door latch, and unless they broke individually over time which can happen, then the latch is your problem. If you cannot get the door to open with either handle, you must remove the inside door panel with the door closed, and manually unhook the latch from inside the door. This can be difficult, but you should have just enough room to do this with the door closed. Once you have the door open, you can do some diagnostic work to see what needs to be done to the latch. Regarding your airbag light, you will want to have the vehicle scanned for diagnostic codes. They will tell you why the airbag light is on, and what may be wrong that they are not turning on. For more help with either diagnostic process or repair, contact our service department to schedule an appointment.

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A house door that won`t open from the inside or outside could also be the result of a broken doorknob. As you spin the handle, the internal latch should move from the insert along the frame. Call an entry door repair team to address the issue without damaging the door.
All doors will automatically unlock when an impact causes the air bags to deploy.
The most likely cause is that the latch isn`t engaging properly with the strike plate – the two crucial parts that need to interact in order for the door to stay closed. You`ll generally be able to tell by the absence of any clicks or snaps when you push the door closed.
The main culprits to look out for are loose springs or parts that stick out. You can check this by trying to press the latch bolt tongue inwards, if you can`t do this then it`s most likely broken and beyond economic repair. 5) Another check to look out for is any debris that`s blocking up the lugs in the door handle.
Use a small screwdriver or thin tool on interior doors.

Push an eyeglasses screwdriver, a paper clip hammered flat, or a very small butter knife into this hole. Push it straight through as far as you can, and turn or twist it until it catches a groove and the lock clicks open.

The external side airbag, developed by ZF, is designed to reduce crash forces on a vehicle during side crashes. This airbag uses precrash sensors to detect an imminent side impact and deploys a large external airbag from under the side sill of the vehicle to cover the driver and rear passenger doors.
An igniter in the inflator starts a chemical reaction that produces a harmless gas, which inflates the air bag within the blink of an eye – or less than 1/20th of a second.
The first thing you can try for opening a jammed latch is to slide a plastic card (e.g. a credit card) between the door and the frame where the latch is located. This will hopefully force back the latch and the door will open.
Tighten the screw, using the appropriate flathead screwdriver or hex wrench. That should restore the operation of the knob. If the knob is old, the screw may be stripped or stuck. Pull off the handle and spray lubricant onto the screw to get it to turn more easily.
Opening a door requires our hand to apply force by pushing and pulling which is a contact force. There is some frictional force in the door hinge, against that we apply force.
What`s a latching relay? Answer. It is a relay that is set (ON) or reset (OFF) by the input of a pulse voltage. Even after the input voltage is interrupted, this relay maintains its set or reset condition until it receives the next inverting input.
To test where contact is occurring, apply lipstick or a similar marking material to the door latch. Put a strip of masking or painter`s tape on the strike plate, then close the door. Then, open the door. The lipstick should have left a mark where the latch contacted around the strike plate hole.
Many automakers such as Mercedes-Benz placed airbag replacement labels on all vehicles sold in the U.S. through 2002. Those labels called for airbags to be replaced after 15 years. But after much research, automakers have concluded that airbags produced after 1992 will last the lifetime of the vehicle.
Most high pressure air bag systems have a maximum working pressure of 8 bar/116 psi or 10 bar/145 psi.
Typical airbag deployment speed ranges from around 100-200mph, and the airbag itself will have a maximum inflation pressure of 5psi, not quite the numbers one would imagine, but there are reasons for this.
Where are the airbag sensors on a car? The front of the car typically has an impact sensor installed because this is where collisions are most likely to happen. A comparable safety sensor is placed inside the vehicle`s passenger area, and the sensor is situated inside the engine.
An impact sensor is normally fitted to the front of the vehicle as this is where a collision is likely to occur. The sensor is positioned inside the engine and a similar safety sensor is located inside the passenger zone of the vehicle.
Those mechanical airbag systems are less common now because they`re not precise enough. In today`s vehicles, if the car has been turned off for a while, the airbags won`t deploy if it gets hit; however, if the car is stationary but the engine is running, then the airbags will go off if the car gets hit, Beischel said.
Even hardware store-quality locks can operate for decades, depending on the amount of usage. Most residential locksmiths agree the average lock`s lifespan is about seven years.
The door handle springs mechanism is not properly lubricated, preventing the handle from springing back to horizontal. Remove the levers from the door and holding the backplate in one hand operate the handle. If it is grinding or seizing apply a little grease and operate again to work the grease in to the mechanism.
What is a dead latch? A dead latch is similar to a deadlock, but with added functionality. Where deadlocks require a key or knob to set the deadlock mode, dead latches incorporate their own security latches, allowing them to lock automatically behind you once the door is closed.
If the latch lever is frozen or spinning, the actuator may need to be replaced. To remove the lock actuator, see the instructions for removing your lock actuator and interior handle hardware in Lock Actuator Installation for Hinged Patio Doors.
If there`s something wrong with the connecting pieces, in other words if the cylinder and the lock aren`t connected properly, then the key will just spin in the cylinder, without opening the door.

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