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Need to change lock actuator how remove rear door panel

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    how does the door handle get removed



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There are a series of snaps that hold the panel in place. Once you have removed the door handle, then you should be able to start removing the panel, start on the outer edges at the bottom, and work your way up.

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    Charles Huckeba Mar 23, 2011

    When you pull the handle you should see a screw, or bolt that holds it on if there is one.



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SOURCE: 1999 chevrolet suburban: door panel removal

hello here is the instructions for removing the door panel.

  • Remove the door handle bezel.
  • Remove the window handle,.
  • Remove the power accessory switch panel.
  • Remove the trim panel upper extension
  • Remove the trim panel screws.

  • Remove the courtesy light,
  • Remove door panel screws.
  • Remove the trim panel from the door, carefully sliding the trim panel up to release the retainers from the door.
  • Remove the speaker wire.
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    More info needed. Is this a front door or a rear door? If a front door, you need to remove the plastic interior trim panel for access. With the interior panel removed, temporarily reinstall the window switch to raise the window glass. Look inside the door at the lower rear corner. You will see the lock actuator there. It's mounted on a steel U shaped bracket. It has a black rubber boot over it and a rod going up to the door latch. You may need to remove the bolt holding the steel U channel which guides the rear of the window, for improved access to the lock actuator. Unsnap the retaining clip for that rod at the latch mechanism. The U shaped bracket is riveted into the door frame. You will need a 3/16" or 1/4" cobalt drill bit [available at Ace Hardware] to drill out the retaining rivet(s). Partially remove the actuator for better access to the electrical connector. Disconnect the electrical connector and remove the actuator. Reverse this process to install the new actuator. You can use a Nyloc nut, washers and a bolt to mount the new actuator if you don't have a rivet gun and the proper sized rivet(s) to remount the new actuator.

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    Back driver door won't lock or unloc without manualy doing . 2008 chevy impala

    Hello, this is caused by a bad door lock actuator. the door lock actuator is part of the door latch. the door latch will need to be replaced to correct this problem.

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  • Remove the interior trim panel.
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    How to remove the in door of a 1990 bmw 325i? And also the drivers door will not lock when i turn the key the other doors lock but the drivers door doesnt how should i go about fixing that?

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    1. Remove the door panel and the water shield.
    2. Disconnect the wiring from the actuator. Remove the screws and pull the actuator off the linkage.
    3. When installing, move the actuator and linkage to the locked position.
    4. Connect the linkage to the actuator and loosely install with the screws.
    5. Compress the actuator drive to take out any play in the linkage and tighten the screws.
    6. Test the locks and install the door panel.

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    1. Remove the door panel and water shield.
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    How do you change a blend door actuator on a 2003 GMC Yukon. Need to know where it is located and how to get to it.

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    1. Check the fuses for the door lock circuit. Verify there is 12 volts at the fuse terminal. If voltage is not present, check the wiring.
    2. Remove the door trim panel of the affected door.
    3. Unplug the connector to the door lock actuator. Connect a test lamp across the terminals of the harness.
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    Fig. Exploded view of the front door lock actuator
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      Fig. Remove the screw (2) securing the switch assembly (1) to the door panel
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    please rate as solved if this is what you need. You will need to borrow a heavy duty riveter from autozone or wherever you buy the lock cylinder from.

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    1. s2j~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: To avoid damage to the rear door trim panel, do not pull directly outward.
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    Rear door on driver side won't open,have taken the panel off the inside of car,seems like the lock won,t travelas far as it does on the other there any way to open this door,thanks[1997 lincoln...

    1. Using a small screwdriver, remove the screw cover from the armrest of rear door trim panel (27406).
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    These directions might sound a little goofy. I'm trying to orient your location with front and rear rather then left and right because it depends on which door you are working on. Front is towards front of rig and rear, oh I think you get it.
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    16. I Want to thank TommyRox in Texas on Ford Truck World and rivguy on for their posts.

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