I'm very much hoping some of you kindly folks can help me out with a bit of a catch 22 problem.
My S reg Freelander's driver's door has locked shut and I can't find a way to open it in order to investigate and repair the problem.
I hadn't noticed anything wrong with the locking mechanism until I tried to open the door one day as usual, but it wouldn't budge. I've tried the key fob central locking, the key in the door and the button on the central console with no luck. There's electrical power getting to the lock mechanism (I can hear the clunks as it tries to operate) but no movement.
I managed to remove the door trim (a very fiddly job with the door locked!) and felt my way around the mechanism from the inside, but no amount of jiggling and poking about seemed to make a difference. I've had a good look with an inspection mirror but still can't see a way to release the door.
The Haynes manual I bought and various Internet sources describe how to replace the lock when the door is open, but I've drawn a blank regarding getting the door open in the first place.
Any help would be most appreciated.
Thanks in advance...