Help... My driver side interior door handle isnt working and will not open the door from the inside. Does someone know how to remove the door panel so i can look inside and find out what the problem is?
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Yes - Remove the ABS badge on the door by turning (L or R) and removing. THere is a screw behind that - remove the screw. Remove all of the screws holding the aluminum inner door cover. pull the panel up from the bootom and lift.
That's funny! I bought two as well.
From the looks of the door panel they have been in there before to replace it so this is #2 in 27K miles. And the last mechanic/hack took the wood off the door panel (thought he could get the door handle off that way) and broke most of the posts. This I found doing the job, the wood was glued back on the door panel. So ordered a new wood panel and clips to do the job right. What a deal @ only $365.00 ;-)
No problem! I had the same problem with my dealer so I bought a SDS and now with the EPC and all the stuff the dealer has I check out the machines first, then take them in if I don't feel like doing the job.
(The 55 has warranty so I look at the deductable and the job)
The 230K I most always fix, the last fault was a T-stat. I asked the dealer what it would cost to change...he said "big job" $350-400. "might be a sensor" "we need to scan it first to make sure". I called BS on that one, the T-stat is right next to the oil filter and takes 15 min the change out, part was $27.00.
Originally Posted by manithemoneyman
Got the part today, even the parts guy couldn't find the exact thing without the part number.