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I need to remove the driver side rear door panel. How do I do it

I believe the window regulator needs to be replaced, but I can't figure out how to remove the door panel. I don't want to force things and risk breaking something. I've taken door panels off of older cars, most were just held on with christmas tree fasteners. Could you please give me advice on how to remove, or a link for on line instructions? It would be greatly appreciated.

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There is screws under the armrest and everything that looks as if it is holding the panel on then it should come free

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There should be screws near the bottom of the door, and maybe the hand hold and or door release handle cavity. Look for removable caps and such as well. Also look in the bottom of the door pull.

Once all screws have been removed, see if lift and pull works. Depending on when GM changed over the holding method, this is the first to try.
If that doesn't work, then get a screw driver and wedge between the panel and the door at the bottom corner and pop the panel up.

You may need to replace the pegs before replacing the panel back onto the door.

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Fig. The rear window regulator is an assembly that consists of two pieces

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