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Door lock actuator needs to be replaced.

I have the part and have removed door panels in the past, but I'm having trouble and don't want to just start poking around and pulling stuff off as someone in a forum recommended.  Can you give me a brief description of the when and where and how to remove the door panel?

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Remember there are screws in little covers that need to be removed then take the mirro cover off pull out from bottom work your way up and the up and out/ the screw are generally located at door handle under the rest pad

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