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How to remove the door panel on the 87 electra. I have everything loose, except something behind the arm rest/window contol is holding it down. Can you help

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There are screws hidden behind the red reflector in the arm rest.

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Hello, it could be one of three things, if you can bend the panel just enough to see between the panel and inside of the door you will find either a clip, a black plastic or white plastic push pin, or a screw, depending on what you find depends on the answer, you can find a book at your library to help determine and fix the problem.............hope this helps......

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