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In this video I show the method I use to get a door open on a GM that is "stuck shut." I will admit they are not usually this easy and take a bit more "fiddling." Some days ya just get lucky 🙂 -Enjoy!
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50 thoughts on “Pontiac g6: door stuck shut”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joe Berg says:

    This should be a safety recall on these cars. Had one (Pontiac Grand Prix same style latch) that the door was scratched up and I was going to replace the door anyway. I cut a hole in the door from the outside right where the latch was so I had full access to the door lock/latch and didn't matter what lever I pulled pushed or preyed on that door was not opening. Got out the 5 lb hammer and a pry bar and started smashing. Finally the door came open there was nothing left of the door lock/latch when I was done. This is a problem on the Buick Lacrosses also. The power door locks randomly work and the levers start to pull hard and doors wont open. Had to replace all 4 of them in my wifes car. Rant over.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Andrew Marsman says:

    About to try this…. Stand by for outcome and if it works I’m definitely going to give you a patreon gift because you know how much the dealers charge

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Perry J Winship Jr says:

    the ending is so funny

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shan OBrien says:

    I don't have a camera like u

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bobby D says:

    Where do I buy that camera? I have this exact issue right now

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shaun French says:

    I'm having same problem with our 2010, drivers door is stick cant open from inside or outside

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Doug Ooley says:

    Good for you. Useless for everyone hoping to fix their problem.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DARANGULAFILM says:

    Somebody munted the mechanism like that on the LH front door of a Commodore Crewman by trying to break in. I wonder if your customer suffered a break-in attempt. The car is a rescue I am fixing. The front RH door glass and rear LH door glasses were also damaged from attempts to lift them out of their tracks to get in. It was a workable trick with older Commodores until the window tracks were altered. It seems that there may have been a lockout. The groundplane connection in the key fob itself was corroded. The computer might have become confused and assumed a theft attempt on the car. Whichever, cleaning up the connection made the electric locks and immobiliser work again but the LH front door wouldn't budge. I managed to complete a break-in on the left front door by the braille method, a piece of wire and using the insides of the opposite RH door as a reference. I wish I had seen this video beforehand. Thank you for the videos.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Edward Silva says:

    My problem is, I don't do voices well……anyway great video!!!!!!as always

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Trey Cook says:

    Best outro ever!

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars russ higdon says:

    Now on the 4 door cars instead of having a camera u take the marksmen bottle of 3 in 1 oil and reach between the doors from the front of the back door and then take a Phillips screw driver and reach in from inside the back door and hit the latch screws with the Phillips screw driver and smack the screw driver with a hammer a few times and the door should pop open

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Andrew Pipoly says:

    Thans for the video we were trying everything to get a door open on a 2007 G5 and this did the trick

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ToXZicK Gaming says:

    Haha…. loved the ending, but you spelt one of the words incorrectly….. It's, Thanks for "Waaaauchin"!!! lol
    Thank You Sir for the Great Content.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Red Quasar says:

    No brake clean? that makes me sad

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Mann says:

    Did you lube the catch so it doesn't jam again ?

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Freddie VanBoxel says:

    saved my ass again man. Thanks for being genius

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alasdair Munro says:

    What make is the USB cam ? Neat fix!

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mavic Aerials says:

    My 2009 Chevrolet Malibu has the same problem occur; it's probably all the same latch mechanisms.   It's actually a dangerous situation.   If you get in an accident it may not open and makes exiting the car a little bit of a problem, climbing over the console.  I've had this problem also when the battery went dead while in operation.  I'm surprised it never became a recall.  maybe NHTSA should be notified about it?

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kingzogre says:

    DOOR STUCK

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ghetto Wagon says:

    What is the USB camera? My USB camera sucks its no where as clear as that

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeremy hanna says:

    Reminds me of the deep sea videos with the drone mini sub

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars umajunkcollector says:

    REV UP YER ENJINZ!

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars moof says:

    if you can do it….. i can kinda sorta do it as long as things don't go horribly wrong.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Travis Sanchez says:

    What scan tool do you use I'm looking for a good that can access just about everything
    I mainly work on gm products

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DigitalIP says:

    is White Lithium Grease spray (WD40) good for lubing up similar or the same parts?

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Frederick Forsyth says:

    Hands down the beat auto channel on u tube .

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MrMckinzey says:

    Eric – I'd love to see a service on a new Ford truck with the plastic oil and trans pans. Just something different and controversial.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ALL_N_BABY says:

    Hey Eric. New subscriber here. Love your channel. I had a quick question. Have a 2014 Malibu 2.5L. Just hit 110k miles and manual recommends transmission fluid change at 97.5k miles. The fluid is pretty dark. Car shifts just fine though. Would you recommend just doing a drain and fill or flush. I'm always hesitant to do anything transmission related. Thanks Brandon

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Randy Marion says:

    A manual "Outro"! Nice change of pace! Also, nice assist from Miss Marie!

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars n0bleteamleader says:

    Hey Eric, I remember seeing you wear this prismatic looking silicone ring way back in older videos. I was wondering if you know where I could get one or what it's called so I can find one. I can't seem to get the right search terms to locate one. I just really like that design

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nitous Infinitarius says:

    Eric your a great guy. I’m sure many people appreciate your videos just as much as I do. You have a very likable character keep up the good work guy.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Scott Yakoubian says:

    I do my Eric O voice anytime I’m working on my family cars. The AutoZone people are tired of me saying “Remember viewers, if I can do it, you can do it”. But since I keep buying tons of break clean, they put up with me.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Wolley Segap says:

    I have that problem, except I don't have scope to look down there.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Bambenek says:

    Anyone else catch the typo at the end? Not throwing any shade cuz Lord knows I make plenty.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars dvddmc says:

    Congrats On 300K

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars edward barras says:

    Your videos are entertaining, and very educational. I also like the way you interact with your family at work. How are Josh & Hannah doing in college. Thanks Ed

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Matt Peterson says:

    That outro gave me a good chuckle. Keep up the good work as always, sir!

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars GermanEngineer says:

    Did you put some lube on the other locks?

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars greenspiraldragon says:

    Nothing I sledge hammer and a crowbar couldn't fix.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars hammer 5505 says:

    Weld the door shut and climb in and out the window. It worked for the Duke boys.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bighappy says:

    Best outro ever.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kevin Ritchie says:

    I would just like to say thank you! I found your channel months and months ago. Its interesting and you can learn from it. Besides I like your humor. Anyway, Ive had some weird electrical problems with my 97 S10. Long story, short, I got a new ignition switch and Googled how to change it. Guess whose face popped up? Eric O! Not quite the same model (think it was a blazer so under the dash was a little different) but I was able to change it and all is well now. I don't have a scanner, just a code reader and I have learned that the ECM is not always right! Had to finally get to the point that the ignition died to get everything fixed. Keep up the good work!

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mag Dump says:

    Is it bad that I’m sitting here at work watching your videos?🤔

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Raymond Coutts says:

    Perfect outro! 😀

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TheDjcoridon says:

    Reminds me of Danny devito from twins lol

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Pat hassett says:

    Great tip. The outro in my voice just isn't the same. Lol.

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tyrone says:

    Lol I followed the outro directions to a T

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jack Patteeuw says:

    Something I don't understand. If you get nice young girls like Marie and Hannah to hang around your place, why don't you have boys there ? Girls and car should attract a lot of boys !

  49. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Enceladus Fox says:

    Easy Peasy mmhmm beautiful 🙂

  50. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Auto Tech Luis says:

    Thanks for wAAtching

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