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Old 01-25-2010, 07:19 AM
Sonoman707 Sonoman707 is offline
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Rear Door Panel

I replaced the window regulator in the RR door this weekend.

I haven't run across this detail - so I took a pic of the back of the door panel showing the the ribbed pins/snap locations for anyone else who may be removing the door panel.

Started at the front bottom edge and worked my way around the bottom of the panel and up the back edge.

The top attachments - pull the panel straight away from the door. Requires quite a bit of force, but a good/quick tug pretty much separates all of them at once.

Re-installation was simply the reverse approach.

Managed not to break any of them - YMMV.

(This door does not have the rear side airbag option.)

Entire replacement of the regulator took about two hours - the next time I could easily do it in a hour or less from quirky little lessons learned.
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