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07 Silverado Driver Door Latch Cable

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by mrmarin, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. mrmarin

    mrmarin New Member

    Has anyone else had this problem? I have an 2007 Silverado Ext Cab (new body style) last month I could not open the driver door from the inside and was forced to have to roll down the window to open the door from the outside. Later I took off the door panel to see what was going on there. I noticed the door latch cable was Ripped. So my question would be can I just replace the cable itself or do i have to buy the whole door latch system? Anything would help thanks.
  2. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    I've never heard of this happening before. Can you get a pic of it, as I'm confused how it could become "ripped".
  3. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    What trim level do you have?
  4. mrmarin

    mrmarin New Member

    Thats what i said. Ill try and post a Picture of it. My truck is a 2007 Silverado 1500 ext cab 1LT short bed
  5. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

  6. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Oh, I misread what you wrote. The door latch cable. That's #8 in the diagram. No clue ... Did something get in there? Ever been wrecked or stolen?
  7. mrmarin

    mrmarin New Member

    #8 is exactly what it is. It has never been wrecked and as far as to my knowledge it has never been stolen. Since you mention that it might be a possibility that it was tampered with. That is the cable i was talking about. What i have come to find out is that the most common reason for not being able to open the door from inside is that the little ball at the end of the cable will pop out of the harness. unfortunately that is not the case here. So do you think i can just replace that part?
  8. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    Once you get the old cable out it wouldnt surprise me if you found the induvidual cable strands are corroded.
    Cables just like any other bare metal need preservative applied every once in a while.
  9. GM Customer Service

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