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Rear hatch wont close. what is door skin? says to remove to find lock gears?

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Hi door skin or door panel as it should be, is the panel that covers the inside of the door normally held in by a few screws and some poppers, lock gears, are the mechanical parts to the door latch, once you gain access to the inside of the door by removing the door panel, you will see the latch/latches either side or at the bottom...hope this helps

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