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Old 09-15-2012, 05:26 AM
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Originally Posted by mbell666 View Post
I am having similar issues with mine. A DIY on the replacement would be very much appreciated. I am guessing it is not that hard but a quite fiddly....
1996-98: no airbag
1999-2003 door airbag.

Whatever it is:
- d/c battery cable
- door panel off
- airbag module, speaker off
- vapor barrier off
- window glass should be UP.
- the key thing is to properly d/c the External Handle Cable ---> Actuator.

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