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How to fix a door latch on a 2003 (or similar model) Kia Optima.
Sometimes with Optimas the door will not open even if you unlock it with a key or manually. The problem is the door latch. It is NOT THE ACTUATOR even if kia tells you that’s whats wrong. That is a different problem entirely. All you need to fix it is a Dremel and a regular (disposable) cutting wheel. Once you understand how the latch works the problem is obvious. If this video helped you let me know in the comments. If you fix a problem ALWAYS document it for others!