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Right rear window regulator replacement How do I remove the interior panel without destroying it??

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  • nicknatnan Oct 04, 2008

    the rear window doesn't roll up

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    04 X-3 - Left rear door - window fell down inside door panel (on its' own- not being used). I can't get the door panel off to see if the glass can be put back on the rollers, etc.

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Not hard. did it about five times. torx head screws, you need to pry up the wood trim with something dull like a butter knife to do it to not scratch it. there are screws under the trim and behind the inside handle. the rest are pop off plastic pins

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  1. ssd~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Do not pry front door trim panel (23942). Prying on front door trim panel will break the hook retainers.
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Item Part Number Description 1 23713 Front Door Trim Panel Finish Panel 2 17B676 Outside Rear View Mirror Control 3 14028 Door Lock Switch 4 55928-S55 Screw (5 Req'd) 5 14529 Window Regulator Control Switch 6 23942 Front Door Trim Panel
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    Item Part Number Description 1 20124 Front Door 2 23942 Front Door Trim Panel 3 383356-S100 Nut (2 Req'd Each Side) 4 56903-S58 Screw (2 Req'd Each Side)
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  1. Rotate top of front door trim panel away from front door (20125) , and lift bottom hooks from front door.
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  1. Remove the two screws retaining the front door trim panel (23942) located above the window regulator handle (23342) . Also remove one screw in the upper front portion of front door trim panel .
  1. Remove inside door handle cup (22634) at the window regulator handle using a screwdriver or sharp object. Retention nibs will flex for easy removal.
  1. To remove window regulator control switch (14529) and outside rear view mirror control (17B676) , use notch located at lower end of outside rear view mirror control using a screwdriver to lift and remove.
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  1. At each plastic clip location, pry the front door trim panel away from the door inner panel using the front door trim panel removing tool from Rotunda Moulding Trim Kit 107-00401 or equivalent. NOTE: Pay special attention to the cut-out in the door trim panel for the door handle, so that it clears the handle during removal without breakage.
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