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How to remove REAR interior door panel 96 DeVille? Problem is to gain access to chrone window sill strip on exterior. Apparently a fastener/clip has popped off and chrome strip is sticking up on end closest to front seat. (Rear driver's side door) We have disasembled restored many 60's classic Mopars, but do not want to damage anything on this Cadillac, assuming that the assembly is much different. Thanks, Steve roberts

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Remove the power window switch module - use a 1/2" wide flat bladed tool to pry up on the rear edge. Then CAREFULLY push in to disengage the clip and pull up. Disconnect the electrical.
Remove the trim panel - there are two screws under the the covers at the ends of the door handle, and one behind the inside opener handle cover. BE VERY CAREFULL not to damage these covers.
Gently release the retainer tabs located all around the door panel, and lift up to remove..

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You'll need to remove screws that are by the door handle, arm rest, under door and side of door and then gently pull back on the panel as there will also be retaining clips attached and you don't want to break them. You'll need to lift the door panel upwards in order to get it off the window ledge. If needed, you can pull back the weather seal (can't reuse it, but it's not that important) and you will be able to access everything inside the door

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