How to remove the sliding door panel

Tiny
CAFRANKSON
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  • 2004 DODGE CARAVAN
  • 134,000 MILES
I need to replace the lock actuator on the driver side pasanger sliding door but I'm not sure how to correctly remove the door panel. Any sugestions?
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Sunday, November 6th, 2011 AT 9:22 PM

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Tiny
HMAC300
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REMOVAL

NOTE: For¬ power¬ sliding¬ door¬ procedures¬ refer¬ to POWER¬ SLIDING¬ DOOR¬.

1. Remove¬ sliding¬ door¬ trim¬ panel.¬ (Refer¬ to TRIM¬ PANEL¬ )
2. Remove¬ sliding¬ door¬ stop¬ bumper.¬ (Refer¬ to TRIM¬ PANEL¬ )
3. Peel¬ watershield¬ away¬ from¬ adhesive¬ around¬ perimeter¬ of¬ inner¬ door¬ panel.
4. Disengage¬ external¬ cable¬ from¬ latch/lock¬ assembly¬ (Fig.¬ 4¬ ).

Fig.¬ 4:¬ Identifying¬ Sliding¬ Door¬ Latch/Lock¬ Assembly
Courtesy¬ of¬ DAIMLERCHRYSLER¬ CORP.

5. Remove¬ foam¬ block.
6. Remove¬ inside¬ door¬ handle¬ assembly¬ (Refer¬ to INSIDE¬ LATCH¬ HANDLE¬ ).
7. Disengage¬ inside¬ cable¬ from¬ latch/lock¬ assembly.
8. Disengage¬ link¬ from¬ bellcrank.
9. Disengage¬ hold¬ open¬ latch¬ cable¬ from¬ lower¬ hinge.
10. Remove¬ bolts¬ attaching¬ latch/lock¬ control¬ to¬ sliding¬ door¬ (Fig.¬ 5¬ ).

Fig.¬ 5:¬ Identifying¬ Removing¬ Sliding¬ Door¬ Latch/Lock¬ Assembly
Courtesy¬ of¬ DAIMLERCHRYSLER¬ CORP.

11. If¬ equipped, ¬ lower¬ latch¬ and¬ disconnect¬ wire¬ connector¬ from¬ power¬ door¬ lock¬ motor.
12. Remove¬ latch/lock¬ from¬ door.

INSTALLATION

NOTE: For¬ power¬ sliding¬ door¬ procedures¬ refer¬ to POWER¬ SLIDING¬ DOOR¬.

1. Position¬ latch/lock¬ locking¬ lever¬ in¬ unlocked¬ position.
2. Place¬ latch/lock¬ in¬ position¬ on¬ door¬ (Fig.¬ 5¬ ).
3. If¬ equipped, ¬ engage¬ wire¬ connector¬ into¬ power¬ door¬ lock¬ motor¬ (Fig.¬ 4¬ ).

CAUTION: REPLACE¬ BOLTS¬ IF¬ INSTALLING¬ NEW¬ LATCH.

4. Insert¬ bolt¬ into¬ slots¬ in¬ sliding¬ door¬ inner¬ panel.
5. Tighten¬ bolts¬ attaching¬ latch/lock¬ assembly¬ to¬ sliding¬ door.
6. Engage¬ inside¬ cable¬ into¬ latch/lock¬ assembly.
7. Install¬ inside¬ door¬ handle¬ assembly¬ (Refer¬ to INSIDE¬ LATCH¬ HANDLE¬ ).
8. Install¬ foam¬ block.
9. Engage¬ external¬ cable¬ to¬ latch/lock¬ assembly.
10. Engage¬ link¬ rod¬ to¬ bellcrank.
11. Engage¬ hold¬ open¬ latch¬ cable¬ from¬ lower¬ hinge.
12. Engage¬ clip¬ to¬ hold¬ bellcrank¬ link¬ to¬ latch/lock¬ control.
13. Verify¬ sliding¬ door¬ operation.
14. Install¬ latch/lock¬ cover.
15. Insure¬ that¬ enough¬ adhesive¬ remains¬ to¬ securely¬ retain¬ the¬ watershield.¬ Replace¬ as¬ necessary.
16. Place¬ the¬ watershield¬ into¬ position¬ and¬ press¬ securely¬ to¬ adhesive¬ making¬ sure¬ to¬ properly¬ route¬ wiring¬ and¬ linkages.
17. Install¬ sliding¬ door¬ stop¬ bumper.¬ (Refer¬ to STOP¬ BUMPER¬ )
18. Install¬ sliding¬ door¬ trim¬ panel.¬ (Refer¬ to TRIM¬ PANEL¬ ).
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Monday, November 7th, 2011 AT 12:31 AM
Tiny
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Door is lock close will not unlock. Did remove panel. Cannot get to the actuator. How can I get the door open.
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Thursday, April 16th, 2020 AT 10:04 PM
Tiny
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Good morning,

We would love to help you.

Please give me either the VIN number or the year, make and model of the car you have.

Roy
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Monday, April 20th, 2020 AT 4:01 AM

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