The automatic door lock on the rear driver side door does not operate
smoothly (takes a few tries with the door lock switch) and I'd like to
remove the door panel to see if I can clean up the mechanism and spray
it with some lube. So far I've done:
1. Removed the armrest
2. Removed the screw behind the door handle and two near the door lock
3. Popped the plastic clips loose and moved the door panel up off the
channel so that it's free.
4. Disconnected door lock switch connector.
What I'm not sure about next is if I have to remove the door handle
with the trim panel. The plastic trim behind the handle doesn't seem
to come out. If the door handle does come with the panel I'm at a loss
for how to disconnect the door handle and lock rods since I can only
move the panel about an 1" from the door.
Any advice would be appreciated.