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My jeep cherokee back door

I did remove all the screws but, can not remove the panel with out opening the door.
i did prop open a space to look inside, i can see the remote control move the lock and unlock a slide bolt into the right side, the key does the same thing...
i believe it also latched at the bottem/center. i do not have the manuel just yet, so i donot know what is down there. do you?

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Trace the slide bolt should lead to latch if dont do it for you counsult the have repair manuals online on their website good luck

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