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Rh door panel

I cannot seem to remove the panel for repairs. Does the panel require a
special tool? I've never had a problem on any other panels.

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1. Remove the philips screw in the plastic trim by the mirror and remove the trim piece.
2. Using a flat blade screw driver gently pry up the front of the panel holding the window and door lock switches. This pulls the assembly out of the spring clamp. Pull it up and forward to remove it from the arm rest.
3. Remove the two philips screws holding the switches to the trim piece.
4. Find the two screws holding the arm rest. They're at the junction of the arm rest and the switch assembly. Only the one going into the door needs to be removed.
5. Gently pry the trim piece from the door handle. There are two spring clamps, one in the front and one in the rear of this plastic piece.
6. There is a hidden phillips screw that needs to be removed. It's located at the inside bottom rear corner of the door panel. It's hidden in the carpet trim.

After this last screw is removed the door panel can be lifted straight up and off. Feed the cable harness through the hole and your're done.

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