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Old 11-25-2012, 01:35 PM
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Front Passenger (R) door lock actuator removal

I have removed the window guide and the three T30 bolts but I can't seem to lower the mechanism out of the door. Is there anything else I need to do? I can't seem to find a DIY for the front door anywhere. Your help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:11 AM
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You need to remove the latching assembly. Not sure if that is the shop method but that is what I had to do. There is a rod that connects that to the doore handle assembly and it is hard to get that seperated unless both the door handle assy and the latching assy are both loose.
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:33 PM
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Have you disconnected all of the control rods?

Did you remove and disconnect the actuator?

You may or mmay not have to remove the metal window channel, iirc you may have to.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:41 PM
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You need to remove the latching assembly. Not sure if that is the shop method but that is what I had to do. There is a rod that connects that to the doore handle assembly and it is hard to get that seperated unless both the door handle assy and the latching assy are both loose.
You are right. Unfortunately, the shop manual can be quite vague. It states to "Disconnect locking linkage from door lock" but offers no diagram, photograph, or further explanation. Apparently there is a hooked rod that comes from the handle assembly that engages the lock. A buddy of mine was able to remove the lock/actuator assembly without removing the door handle by sliding the assembly towards the front of the car.
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:00 AM
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Great. I am glad you got it out :o)))
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