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A non working rear door acuator.

How do I disconnect a right rear lock acuator,
And what is the level of difficulty?

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It is a fairly simple job, pull the panel off, a couple screws on the bottom under tabs, then a couple more behind the door pull or armrest,and the plastic tabs that hold the panel on in the middle, pop it off and lift it up past the lock, The lock can be disconnected at the wire and it be disabled. It is a little tricky to twist it out but it will come out. A couple bolts hold it in. Hope this helps. ,,,, Forgot to tell you, take off your watch and pull the plastic down only what you need, and don't get near the black stuff. It is sticky!

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