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How do you get the rods off the lock to replace the lock?

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Take off the door panel and look inside the hole right at the lock there should be a clip on the end of the rod conected to the lock

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Good question, unfortunatley, there is not a good answer. patience, patience, and more patience. that's why we, who do this for a living , have gray hair by 25 years of age! try loosening the two nuts that hold the outside door handle to the door. that may give you some more play. they can be seen through the openning from the inside, usually 10mm. good luck!

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    thanks 4 noting

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