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Need to replace inside/outside door handles-how to get door panel off w/o breaking clips

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Get special door-panel removal tools. Harbor Freight Tools has a kit with several odd looking tools that are especially made for removing door panels.
You will have to do trial and error to see which one works best on yours. Usually you can find them at the store or you can order online or over the phone if no store is nearby.
I also find that holding your tongue just right- without biting- helps with getting those clips undone.

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If the clips are plastic, try soaking them several times with WD40 so they're less brittle. if they're metal and rusted thin, they're bound to break.

good luck.

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