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How do I remove the inside door panel to trouble shoot a door lock that does not work

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First remove the 2 screws near the door interior door handle. The panel is now held in place by a series of plastic fasteners that are barbed so they stay tight when inserted into mouting holes in the door frame. Gently go around the edges of the panel and pry them loose. Be careful around the arm rest as there are 2 plastic tabs that will break off if you are not careful in how you detach it from the panel. Up by the morror remote control you will need to disconect a modular plug and at the lower right you will need to unfasten a light fixture. If you propceed gently around the edges it should come off without much troulbe. Reinstallation is the opposite and pretty staright forward.

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