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The drivers side door window seems to be off track, it will go down, but only half way up. How do I get the door panel off? I do not want to break anything and cause myself even more expense. This is on a 4-door 2008 chevy impala.

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  • rogeverson Sep 20, 2009

    no, it is off warranty, due to mileage. It has over the 36,000 miles on it

  • treshemi May 11, 2010

    It's not under warranty?

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Well it looks like there is a screw behind the red reflector, one behind the handle bezel cover, two under the armrest handle cover and the rest are just clips. So remove those screws and find a corner at the bottom and start pulling. I think the handle stays with the trim panel so you will have to disconnect that, you will see what you'll have to do.

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