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How do you remove the interior panel on a back door for 2005 Buick LaCrosse. I need to get to the window mechanism.

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Other than screws for armrests, there are op-in plastic holders that must be pried out of their moorings. A simple special pry-tool can be had for a few dollars at auto parts stores that will prevent some of the damage that normally results but the plastic parts often break when being pulled out so check if the store has a 'Help' display with specialized parts for just such an event.
You will find a precut plastic film once the panel is removed and pulling these from their sticky glue will often distort the film and make it a chore to reinstall well; use care and patience. This film is necessary to divert rainwater from motors or speakers so it must be reinstalled. If made as most, the adhesive stays sticky so the film will normally hold well enough to remount the film.

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