Re: P38 passenger door won't open!!!!!! Help!!!!
now this might sound confusing but stick with it -------
they normally stop working due to them seizing up. so with the window down you can see into the inside of th door between the waist seals, you will see the latch assembly and as you look at it from the top you will see the gold coloured mechanism and pull cable, under the gold part of the inkage there is a white section of linkage(this part is plastic) if you pull on the handle you will see this moving, now this normally stops traveling as far as it should so as you are operating door from both door handles-try one at a time, you will need a long screw driver to push the white linkage down, it can be a little awkward this will then give the travel req to open the door,
if this does not work you will need to break open the top of the latch which takes a bit of butchery with hammer and long chisel,
either way you will need to replace the latch.
try this before wrecking your door casing, i have had to get into about 5-6 cars this way but they normally the drivers door latch