Having own this car long and been here a long time, I should have figured this out...
So, the driver door (with power lock) stuck close today. I had to climb to the driver seat from the passenger side (hate to do this in a parking lot when people are watching). I cannot open the door from either outside using the key or inside using the switch or manually pulled the lock tab up. The lock tab only able to get 1/3 up and won't go anymore. Turning the key from outside is the same and won't lift the lock tab more than 1/3 of travel, same with using the switch.
The power door lock controller is oscillating all the four actuators when trying to open. I had to press and hold the lock tab down to stop the actuactor oscillation.
I'm not sure how I can access the inside of the door when it is just shut. Here's what I'm thinking -
1) remove driver seat.
2) pull fuse to power door lock controler.
3) Hopefully, without power to the actuators, I may be able to jiggle mechanically open the door lock.
4) If not, pull door panel to access inside to see if I can open door.
5) After door is open, replace the power door actuator (have part from ebay).
What do you guys think ?