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Trying to get at the door linkage,cause my passenger side manual sliding door on 2001 mantana will not open,so I want to take the panel off but im not to sure how to go about it..(sounds like everythings working in the door but just not connected)..

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  • melterjr May 23, 2011

    this is a side sliding door ,no arm rests,window cranks so this doesn't help..

  • melterjr May 23, 2011

    It is a sliding passenger door,no arm rest,window crank,so this does not help.it just has a door handle and a lock on it..

  • melterjr May 23, 2011

    I would like a refund please it says 100% money back guarantee..the solution you gave me was no help to me .. thanx

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I can send you the instructions. Email me at iambanshee74@yahoo.com as I can not send pics very well through this forum. The instructions have a small diagram to go with.

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Hello,

you must remove the screws along the bottom of the door panel. you must remove 2 screw in under the door "arm rest" (they're toward the front) you MUST remove the metal clip behind the window crank (those with pwr w/l dont have to worry about this step obviously) to do this: you can try to use a thin towel. placing it between the panel and the thin black disc and pulling in a teeter-totter motion. HOWEVER, the best and easiest way to do this is to get ahold of the tool made to do this. it can be picked up at most local auto stores. Or if you live near a best buy or other stores that does installations, tell them you are having trouble getting them out and ask them to remove them for you. (they have a Snap-On tool for this and it works like a CHARM!!) once the metal clip is removed pull the window crank off once you have the bolts and screws removed, you need to go along the edges of the door panel with a long screw driver or your hands and seperate the panel fromm the door (there are several push-pin that hold it to the door) then lift up and out slowly. you'll have to move it around the door handle. before you try to complete take the panel off, UNHOOK the speaker wiring (and power doors/locks if you have them)

to put the panel back on, basically repeat the steps. the first thing you need to do is put the panel back on by starting at the top where the window comes out. there should be a groove that the door rests on. then line up all of the push-pins with their holes (and connect any needed wires) put the bolts back in under the arm rest, and along the bottom of the panel, then the window clip. (this may take a few attempts, but you'll get it)

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