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Removing a door panel on a 1988 chevy C15 truck

My power window on the passenger side is stuck in the down position. I need to know how to remove the door panel so I can repair/replace the window motor.

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There should be a couple of screws on the arm rest that you need to remove and probably one on the door handle then you need to find something to pry the panel off with, without breaking the plastic clips. They make a special tool for this that you can buy for just a few dollars at any auto parts store. If attempting to do it without the right tool be careful not to break the clips.

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