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Fuel door release switch

Push button is missing from switch on upper aft end of drivers map pocket
how do I remove the old switch?
If I have to remove the door panel, how do I do that and are there special tools to use?

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No special tools and you don't have to remove the panel. the part is available at the dealer for about $8 because it's a common problem.

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Then remove upper door trim screw, rear upper corner.
Then front lower screw, bottom rear corner.
Next, center trim screw, above map pocket.
Then you are ready to pull the front of door trim straight out. It has pin type retainers that will release when pulled. It would help if you have a plastic trim pry tool. If not just put your fingers under edge of trim and pull.
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Hello
Please allow time for others to see this, we experts (I use this term loosely) do this for free in our spare moments. Also please rate my help. Thanks
You must remove the door panel. There are screws holding the switch panel from underneath. The door panel is easy to remove

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  • Release the upper extension by pulling outward in order to release the upper retainer clip.
  • Remove the upper extension from the trim panel by lifting up and out.


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      Fig. 10: . . . along the bottom edge of the door panel 89600p04.jpg

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      Fig. 12: Rotate the door marker lamp bulb and remove it from the door panel 89600p06.jpg
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