I can not find a picture of where all of the fasteners are.
Normally there are screws securing the arm rest, the door pull you use to close the door, and around the door handle that you pull to unlatch the door.
Then the front, bottom, and rear of the panel are held to the door with plastic clips (sometimes they are metal).
A tool like this may help you keep from breaking the clips, but it's still likely as they are few years old and become brittle
The way I dig into a door for the first time.
I remove all of the screws that I can see.
Then, using my fingers along the bottom edge of the panel, start to pry it away from the door.
The clips are normally about 6inches away from each other.
Once the front, bottom and rear of the panel is free.
Gently pull it away from the door. You're looking to see if it's still attached by a hidden screw somewhere.
Once all the clips and screws are removed the panel is hanging along the top edge.
Most have a hook shape built into them.
So you push the panel towards the glass to release the hook and then pull the panel upward.
Unplug any electrical connectors and set the panel aside.
Remove the vapor barrier (it's a sheet of heavy brown paper or plastic.
Now you can stick your hands in the tight fitting places in the door.
When you get done, your hands will look like you've been in a cat fight from all the scratches.
I also want to mention that the pegs for the motor can be bought at most autopart stores in a package of 3 for about 5 bucks.
Monday, December 22nd, 2008 AT 9:48 AM