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Need to remove the plastic paneling. Torx screws, so need a torx bit.

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The door lock motor is integral with the door latch. If the door lock motor is found to be defective, the entire door latch must be replaced.
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  3. Disengage the 2 clips attaching the speaker grille to the door trim panel. (They are at the front of the grille, one near the top, and the other one at the bottom).
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    Fig. Fastener location for the door lower trim panel
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    Fig. Remove the flag trim panel, door trim access cover, inside remote handle, and power door lock switch
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    Fig. Expanded view of the door lock, latch, and linkage


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    Fig. View of the door lock button, latch rod, lock rod, and door latch

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