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Need to remove passenger side door panel

There is a rattle in the speaker so I need to remove the door panel. How do I do this. I can only get so far and there appears to be hidden attachments. How do I find em and remove the panel.

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You don't have to remove the door panel. The speaker grille pops off to reveal both speakers with hex screws. Carefully pry the grille off from the top with a small screwdriver, and pull it off. There are 4-5 friction clips that hold it on tightly. Put the bottom on first, push it back in until the friction clips catch, then reverse pry the top in.

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