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2002 Cadillac ElDorado Driver's door panel is loose at bottom and hangs opening door. Panel is getting worse rapidly. Need to remove door panel to replace/repair fasteners.

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U ARE GOING TO HAVE TO REMOVE THE PANEL AND REPAIR THE BROKEN PANEL RETAINERS. THE PARTS ARE VERY CHEAP.

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  • yadayada
    yadayada Jun 25, 2009

    U ARE GOING TO HAVE TO REMOVE THE PANEL AND REPAIR THE BROKEN PANEL RETAINERS. THE PARTS ARE VERY CHEAP.

  • Nan Keil
    Nan Keil Apr 14, 2013

    My 98 Eldo had the same thing !! Believe it or not, my son took the door panel off and super glued the broke retainers back..Works great !!

  • yadayada
    yadayada Apr 16, 2013

    Not the right way to fix this very inexpensive part.

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  2. Remove the door inside locking rod knob.
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