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Trying to get the inside metal panel off the door to look at the window motor...not sure how to get the metal panel off.

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There are a variety of bolts/screws that hold it in place as well as snaps that go all the way around at the top, bottom, and sides. The most tricky screws are near where the door handle is. One thing I would recommend in all honesty is that you have this done by a shop or a professional mechanic that does this for a living or knows how to do it. The lift for these windows is under a lot of tension and can be dangerous trying to change it out.

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