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Old 10-14-2017, 08:21 PM
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I finally found a pair of driver front door lock bezels (has the manual and auto door lock buttons, door handle and Comfort Sound II stereo grill). Now I need to know how to take out the old ones and put in the new. Do I have to remore the entire door panel? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
 
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Old 10-16-2017, 02:53 PM
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I hate pulling door panels, so susceptible to damage, broken tabs, missing clips and never seem to get them back on as good the second time around.

The plastic upholstery tool kit is a must, can find a tool(s) that will remove panels with nil damage by prying/pulling at strategic points. Think Harbour Freight has them and probably a bunch of other stores (Eastwood, mail order). Of coarse the window wants to be up and out of the way when working on hardware as such......

Too, don't attempt in cold weather but at least room temp. I'd say. Don't want things cold and brittle, especially wiring, controls and plastics/panels. Example below:
 
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:57 PM
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I realize this is a couple of months old, but if you have not accomplished the task yet, I will explain.

First, be extremely careful because the parts are very brittle. The insert can be removed by first removing the screw in the recess. The panel is held in by flanges with a lip in the end, both top and bottom.. You may have to lower the manual lock to start getting the insert out. When the top is loose, pull the manual lock up so that the top is visible outside of the main panel. It should pull out of the door with a little pressure. You must pull the door latch handle out to get the panel past it. It may take a little twisting and turning. The connectors for the electric door lock, speaker, and mirror must be disconnected. You are likely to break the clips on the insert, and the trim around it is often loose. If the trim is loose, it is difficult to reattach. That is a complete write-up of its own. Make sure the manual lock is installed on the metal pin when reassembling.
 
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