The problem is the door latch mechanism is bad and needs replacement. The method I use to get the door panel off is to get the screws loose, one is behind the plastic plug that has "SRS" on it, one is behind the wood trim. The panel is held on with plastic clips that have to be forced off. Even after the panel comes off, there is still the stuck door, and it will require the removal of the vapor barrier, try to save it if you can, if not replace it with new and use new mastic or the rain water can wet the carpets. I have done this job and the possibility exists the door panel will be damaged during this activity, be aware.
Wednesday, January 7th, 2009 AT 7:28 PM