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How do you REMOVE DRIVER'S SIDE DOOR PANEL

What's the trick to remove the door panel on 2001 DODGE CARAVAN. Have removed all screws but couldn't get it to budge. I don't want to break the clip supports on the panel. Saw many examples on YouTube but none for 2001 Caravans. Do I just pull harder????
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  • tfiechtner Feb 04, 2009

    I have removed the screws and found where the motor for the window is but the auto parts store gave me the entire pulley set so now I need to remove the door panel but it won't budge
    what does it take to get the door panel off?


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Try lift straight up not out...

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