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Interior or exterior handle? Remove the door panel first. They make a special tool for removing the window crank, but usually you can get it off with a screwdriver. There is a little clip under the crank that needs to be removed first. Then remove the door handle itself, this has a screw in it. Then pull the panel off. With the window in the fully down position or the up position you should be able to get to the handle itself for the exterior. If it's an interior handle just remove that without taking the door handle off. This is all pretty self explanatory once you see it.
The control panels are often held in place by either spring tensioners or some built into the plastic frame of the panel and can be pried up and out.
They pretty much depend on gravity to keep it in place.
Once free of the panel, turning it may allow it to be passed through the hole in which it normally resides.
I would try first to pry with an old credit or bank card before resorting to metal tools.
Below are the removal procedures for your vehicle's front inner door panel.
On models without power windows, remove the snap ring retaining window crank handle. Remove crank handle and cover plate. Remove lower door frame bracket garnish. Using a screwdriver, remove inside door handle bezel. Remove power mirror control switch and disconnect harness connector. Remove armrest panel. Remove 6 screws. Pry interior door panel loose from door.
The book says 1. remove panel pull strap 2. remove door handle bezel 3. on 1995-2001 models,remove power accesory panel and trim panel upper extension. 4. remove armrest screws and pad. 5. remove window handle,I guess if not power windows.
KD makes a tool to go in between door panel and door to pop the door clips loose. KD 3705
You will also have to have a window crank tool if it is manual window. KD431
Hope that will help.
put thin piece of cloth between window crank, twist it around, turn window crank up and down, then pull thin piece of cloth away from the round spinable crank ball (piece you hold) this shud remove interior hidden C clip. try again if you dont succeed. those tools they sell wont fit and will scratch the door panel. I am having probs in removing the door handle and lock mechanism... removed screw, yet still attched. grrrr
STOP!!! there is no need to break the inner door handle!!! The inner door handle is secured in place with three prongs yes, but they do not need to be broken to remove it. They are secured by inserting them into place and sliding back. To remove simply slide forward and pull out.
This takes some wiggling but it will come eventually. also take note that this should be done after removing all screws and loosening and unhooking the door panel itself. To get the panel off around the inner handle, turn the panel 90deg and slide the handle back through its opening.