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How to remove the drivers side door panel to put new speaker in?

I have been trying to figure out a way to get the window crank off of the door in order to remove the paneling. But, i have no clue how or if there is another way may someone please help me!

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  • ziad_h1 Feb 11, 2009

    I could not remove the window handle off the door, so i can remove the side panels. I tried everything. From pulling the handle back and forth to trying to see if there's any screw on the base of the handle under the decoration (Wich i think now the handle is one whole piece, no snap on decoration.) , and i looked for the C shaped clip that i read about. Nothing worked, i want to pull it out without breaking it. That's really Frustrating, How did they put it on in the 1st place??
    Car is a 1999 Mitsubishi Mirage.


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There Is A Snap Ring Holding It On. Push The Door Panel So You Can See Between The Crank And The Door Panel And Look There Will Be A Little Metal Black Clip In The Shape Of A C Use A Flat Head Screwdriver And Start Pushing One Side Of It. After A Bit It Will Come Off And The Crank Will Then Just Slide Off.

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