Sounds like it's a . . . . .
broken "push rod" that manually unlocks the door. It's a 10" inch formed rod that pushes the door latch button up (or down) driven from the solenoid to unlock the door.
Same thing happened to me last year: must remove the door panel and the plastic covering to gain access to the part. If I remember correctly, the part cost $1.89 or so. It broke due to 'metal' fatigue.
But the repair is tricky since the part is only partially visible but you can do it.
Regards . . . . JimF
'94 S500 Cpe
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Last edited by JimF; 03-07-2003 at 10:08 AM.