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Driver side door lock will not engage electric locks. 2008

Customer Question

driver side door lock will not engage electric locks.
JA: What is the model/year of your Chrysler?
Customer: 2008 sebring convertible
JA: Are you fixing your Convertible yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes, removed some screws under the panel inside the pull bar and 1 screw behind opening handle inside
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: 2008 sebring 2dr convertible driver side door lock will not engage electric locks
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Chrysler
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
need to know how to remove door panel to get at mechanism.
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 6 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

Accessing the latch for replacement requires removal of the carrier plate in addition to the door panel.

To remove the door panel you need to remove the small panel behind the mirror. There is a screw behind the handle and two in the pull cup under a trim cover. From there the panel is held on with push in fasteners, you'll need to work your way around the panel with a door panel clip tool popping them loose. Once the panel is off then you can unplug the electrical connectors and remove the cable from the handle.

Then the carrier plate will need to be removed. The window glass needs to be removed, the door wiring harness is removed at the A pillar.

The linkage is removed from the door latch, the bolts that hold the latch to the door shell removed, then ten carrier plate nuts, and then the carrier plate can be removed from the door. Once the carrier plate is removed from the door then the latch can be removed from the carrier plate.