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Door won't open

I think it is the latch. My door won't open from the inside or outside. Since I can't get it open, how do I remove the panel?

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Well - you are in a pickle-not trying to be smart/I sympathize- take it to dealer - they have bars to grab the assembly on inside._ the rod has discnnected inside door- little plastic clip . I think they cost about $2.50- they are going to chrage you 1.5 hrs to repair. No other way- sorry

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  1. Using a small screwdriver, remove the screw cover from the armrest of rear door trim panel (27406).
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  1. Install inside door handle and remote control assembly to door.
  1. Open and close door to check latch assembly operation.
  1. Install watershield and door trim panel. Refer to Section 01-05 .
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