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2002 Blazer Door Panel retaining clips - replacement

The door panel is loose on my 02 Blazer (driver side, front). I can see through the crack that the retaining clips are broken and/or dislodged (little plastic screw looking things).

How should I go about replacing these?

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First check visually and make sure they are broken. If they are not use needle nose pliers to start them into the holes and push them back into place. If that won't work go to your favorite parts store and buy a removal tool for the push pins. Remove the entire door panel. Replace any broken push pins with new ones and reinstall them as above. If the truck is not worth all that trouble buy a few self drilling self tapping screws and screw it back on. Good Luck.

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