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I'm trying to open the driver side rear door. After checking everything else I removed the inside panel, disconected the switches, pulled and pushed the rods in the correct manner. The door would not open. I had someone lift up the handle outside when I again shifted the rods and the door opened only slightly but it is still firmly latched in the assembly. What can I do to get it open so the latch and lock can be fixed or replaced ???

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Try some house hold oil spray it on the inside off the lock.
let it for an hour to penetrade.
then make a fist and knock on the inside where the lock sits.
the panel is off so see also for child lock inside the door.

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4. open chrome inside door handle to allow plastic cover to be removed-slide plastic cover toward rear, free end of door to remove cover
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7. remove large phillips screw under sw panel
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9. remove the 2 phillips screws w/ captive washers
10. remove 3 phillips/hex screws along the bottom inside of door panel
11. on outside/rear edge of panel push the 2 center pins of each in about 1/8"-this allows the clip to be pulled out w/ pin pushed in
12. remove plastic cover (REAR OF SIDE MIRROR)-pull window edge up and back.
13. lift rear of door panel (not hinge edge) up allow hinge edge to pivot around lower pin in door (hinge edge)
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15. slowly peel the clear plastc away from the non hinged end to expose the plastic panel with 3 phillips head screws
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20. remove the ext door handle (bottom edge out first)
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I think your GMC have in-door rear speakers.!!
  • Look for screws in door panel or around the speaker vents.
  • If you are sure that the speaker cant be removed without opening the door panel then read this below.
  • Mostly seen near areas like door lever(inside), power window switch set, bottom and each sides of the whole panel.
  • If its manual window, then look for a circle clip in between the winding window lever and the door panel. Plunge screw driver between them a make a gap then look.
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  • Simply pull the panel from sides towards you
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  • Take the new speaker, check the holes on the door matching the speaker's
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  • Screw everything back as normal.
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How do you remove the inside door panel backseat right side of a mercury grand marque 1996


Door Panels REMOVAL & INSTALLATION 1989–91 Vehicles
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. On 1990–91 vehicles, remove the speaker grille.
  3. Remove the retaining screws from the door inside handle cup.
  4. If equipped with armrest courtesy lamps, remove the lens, detach the bulb and wiring assembly from the pull cup and remove the pull cup.
  5. Working through the pull cup opening, disconnect the remote lock rod from the lock knob.
  6. Remove the retaining screw and the remote mirror bezel nut from the power window regulator housing switch plate, if equipped.
  7. Raise the plate to expose the window switch and power door lock switch and disconnect the switches.
  8. Remove the retaining screws from the armrest finish panel.
  9. Remove the retaining screws from the armrest and remove the armrest.
  10. Using a suitable trim pad removal tool, carefully pry the trim panel plastic push pin retainers from the door inner panel. NOTE: Do not use the trim panel to pry the clips from the door inner panel. Replace any bent, damaged or missing push pins.
  11. Disconnect the radio speaker wiring, if equipped.
  12. Remove the trim panel and watershield. To install:
  13. If the door panel is to be replaced, transfer the plastic push pins to the new panel. Make sure that the watershield is positioned correctly to the door sheet metal. Remove the door pull handle from the old panel and transfer to the new one.
  14. Position the door panel loosely to the door belt opening and route the wiring harness through the appropriate access holes in the panel.
  15. Connect the radio speaker, if equipped.
  16. Align the plastic push pins on the door panel to the holes in the door sheet metal and press the pins into place.
  17. Install the armrest and route the window regulator, remote mirror cable and power lock harness through the access hole.
  18. Install the armrest finish panel.
  19. Install the power window regulator switch plate housing to the armrest connecting the power window switch, power door lock switch and remote mirror bezel nut, if equipped, prior to securing the retainer screw.
  20. Connect the lock remote rod to the lock knob retainer boss. NOTE: Make sure that the remote rod is fully seated into the retainer boss, then function manually or with the power switch to ensure smooth operation of the lock knob.
  21. Install the bulb and wiring assembly.
  22. Install the lamp lens, if equipped, and the pull cup.
  23. On 1990–91 vehicles, install the speaker grille.
  24. Connect the negative battery cable. Fig. 1: Front door panel — 1990–91 vehicles 84170064.gif
    Fig. 2: Rear door panel — 1989–91 vehicles 84170065.gif
1992–98 Vehicles
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. If removing the driver's door panel, remove the nut from the outside rearview mirror control switch.
  3. Remove the window regulator switch housing by gently prying up, starting at the front. Fig. 3: Front door panel — 1992–98 vehicles 84170066.gif
    Fig. 4: Rear door panel — 1992–98 vehicles 84170067.gif
    Fig. 5: Remove the window regulator switch housing by gently prying up, starting at the front 89600p08.jpg

  4. Detach all connectors from the switch housing.
  5. Remove the door inside handle cup.
  6. Remove the push pin from the door trim panel upper front extension and remove the screw.
  7. Remove the lower self-tapping screw retaining the door trim panel to the door inner panel. Fig. 6: Detach the switch housing electrical connector and remove the housing 89600p09.jpg
    Fig. 7: Remove the door inside handle cup 89600p01.jpg
    Fig. 8: Remove the screws from the door panel in the front and on the upper extension 89600p02.jpg

  8. On Grand Marquis, pry up the screw covers from the door pull handle and remove the screws and handle.
  9. Lift the door panel upward and snap out the panel. Fig. 9: There are also retaining screws located in the map pocket as well as . . . 89600p03.jpg
    Fig. 10: . . . along the bottom edge of the door panel 89600p04.jpg

  10. Disconnect the necessary wire harnesses and remove the panel. To install:
  11. Connect the wire harnesses to the door panel, as necessary.
  12. Install the door panel by pushing in and down until it snaps into place.
  13. Install all self-tapping screws retaining the door trim panel to the door inner panel.
  14. On Grand Marquis, install the door pull handle, tighten the screws and install the screw covers.
  15. Install the push pin covering screw on the panel upper front extension.
  16. Install the inside door handle cup.
  17. Install the window regulator switch housing and install the nut on the outside rearview mirror control switch, if removed.
  18. Connect the negative battery cable. Fig. 11: Lift the door panel upward and snap out the panel to remove it from the door 89600p05.jpg
    Fig. 12: Rotate the door marker lamp bulb and remove it from the door panel 89600p06.jpg
    Fig. 13: Detach the connectors for the trunklid and fuel door release switches 89600p11.jpg
    Fig. 14: Slide the relay connector off of the door panel and remove the door panel from the vehicle 89600p17.jpg
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I just fell into the same situation. My interior driver's door handle just does nothing all of a sudden. I went on the Mazda Forum website and came away with at least a temporary fix.
The lock switch can be used to open the door from the inside by pushing it the opposite way it's pushed when locking the door. In other words, the rear portion of the lock switch needs to be depressed and the front portion needs to be pulled away from the door. It may be difficult to do with the trim piece around the lock still on. The trim piece can be removed by pulling the small plastic cap away from the base (it's on a plastic hinge) off and unscrewing the holding screw underneath it. Pull the handle away from the door and the trim piece will come right off.
I'm using that as a temporary solution now until I get a new/used door assembly.
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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the door trim panel and watershield.
  3. Detach the motor wires at the multiple connector.
  4. Remove the motor retaining screws using Torx® drive bit set D79P–2100–T or equivalent, and separate the motor from the bracket and cable drum housing.
  5. Remove the motor from inside the door.
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  1. Position the motor and drive to the cable drum housing and motor mounting bracket. Install the 3 motor screws and tighten.
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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Snap out the two door pull strap retaining screw covers. Remove the screws.

CAUTION To avoid breakage of the door pull covers, insert a small screwdriver diagonally between the pull strap and chrome bracket. Snap out both sides then remove.


  1. Remove the two screws on the front and rear side of the front door trim panel.
  2. Using the trim pad removing tool, pry the trim panel retaining clips from the door inner panel.

NOTE Do not use the front door trim panel to remove the trim clips from the door inner panel. Replace any bent, damaged or missing push pins.


  1. Remove the window regulator switch housing from the back of the front door trim panel. Lift up the housing and disconnect all connectors from the switch housing.
  2. Disconnect the driver seat regulator control processor switch if equipped.
  3. Twist out the interior lamp wire assembly.
To install:
  1. Ensure that the plastic watershield is secured to the door .
  2. Position the front door trim panel to the door. Connect the interior lamp wiring.
  3. Align door lock side to its mating slide on the sheet metal.
  4. Snap in the front door trim panel. Ensure all retainers fit properly. Install the two retaining screws on the front and rear side of the front door trim panel.
  5. Connect the driver seat regulator control processor, if equipped.
  6. Position the window regulator control switch housing and connect the switch connectors. Install it to the front door trim panel by snapping it in, or by installing the screw at the rear.
  7. Install the two retaining screws and pull strap covers.
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