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Replace side door handle assembly

Hi,

I'm looking for a schematic or something to show how to remove the sliding side door inside panel, allowing me access to replace the door handle assembly.
Have new assembly but afraid of tearing up the interior door panel.
How do I remove it correctly?

Thanks,

John Coleman
Hardknockz@nyms.net

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Remove the snap ring from under the inside door handle and plate (a rag around the base of the handle and a left-right tug on the rag may loosen it, or look under it & pry the snap ring off with a small hook tool

Remove the door lock knob bezel; remove the screw & slide it rearward

Remove the door trim; Remove the two clips; slide a thin, flat wide tool under the panel and pry towards you, there are 8 clips to dislodge

Pull the door trim straight up once all of the clips are loosened.

Easy.

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