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How do I remove the inside door panel so I can figure out what part of the door latch is broken? The door will not open.

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  • Purplexforce Aug 31, 2008

    I removed the door trim panel but all the black plastic water liner retainers fell out do you have a shcematic to show where they go?



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I had to break my door too get it off

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First you have to remove the black cover behind the mirror by popping out the cap over the screw. Then the window crank, there's a clip behind the crank holding it to the shaft. You will have to push in on the door panel to see it, and push it off with a flat screw driver or whatever you have that can get between the crank and panel. Next pop out the caps at the top and bottom of the door handle and remove those screws. Next remove the speaker cover and speaker. Next remove the two screw located under the arm rest, in the door pocketl. Next remove the screw behind the latch that opens the door. Now you have to slide the latch unit back to unhook the front of it. The linkeage is gonna make it hard, but it will move. Now unsnap the door panel along the bottom edges all the way around until the panel is free. Slide the panel upward to unhook it at the top. The latch unit should be able to twist and pull throught its opening. That should do it. Good Luck!

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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there are little plastic attachments at the end of the cables. pull those down to unlock the cable

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SOURCE: 2002 GMC Savana van inner door latch broken

You can pick up the handle from your local GMC dealer. I paid roughly $90 for both (a bit high...but money well spent!) As noted, yes; you do have to remove the interior door panel. From there it's just a matter of removing 4 nuts (metric #10 socket), and replacing them back once the new handle is slipped into place! The bars that operate the door latches simply snap into the plastic clips attached to the handle assembly.
The operation sounds worse then what it really is. It took me longer to write up this review than it did to actually do the work! 5 minutes max...done!! Hell, if you're local; buy the parts

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See picture below
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NOTE: Place a strip of masking tape along the edge of door before removing trim panel to prevent scratching the door with the trim panel removal tool.

2. Snap cable housing end from slot on inside door handle assembly and disconnect cable.
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