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Alright here it goes. this is the proper procedure for replacement. The rear doors are the same except for the door panel removal. There is one bolt at the bottom and one behind the switch bezel. This is kind of a long process to do these actuators. The way that we do it here is once you have the door panel removed. Use a flash light and locate the latch, the actuator is the black thing mounted on the latch. You will see where the latch rod goes into the actuater. We use a long pry bar insert it right above the rod( careful not to hit the rod damage may occur) And hit the end of the pry bar breaking the actuator off than you can reach in the door and slide the actuator on.( careful when braking the actuator off, Ive seen a tech send the pry bar through the door). To be on the safe side try removing the drivers door on first the proper way. That way you can see how the actuator comes off or refer to the last pic i sent you.
NOTE: The left front door trim panel shown, right front door trim panel similar.
Remove the screws
CAUTION: Do not pull directly outward on front door trim panel, as damage will occur.
NOTE: Remove the front door trim panel by pulling it straight upward.
CAUTION: Insert the lower panel tabs first or they can break when installing the front door trim panel.
Remove the exterior door handle nut
Remove the screws and position the front door latch aside.
Disconnect the electrical connector(s).
Remove the front door latch cable cover
NOTE: Front door latch shown, rear door latch is similar.