the top front corner of the door
trim pad. Pry up the cover to
expose and remove the Philips
head screw. The “nose trim”
panel at the front of the door is
retained by two metal friction
catches. Carefully pry the trim
away from the door and set it
aside. The door trim is now
retained by plastic friction post
catches, (see figure 10).
The plastic latch handle trim
is retained by three grip catches.
Pull the latch handle back, as to
release the door and carefully
lift the rear of the latch trim to
release it. The catches grip to the
latch handle axel pin and the lock
button rocker pin. Gently lift the
trim away from the door panel to
prevent breaking these catches,
(see figure 11).
Gently pry the rear bottom
corner of the trim panel to
release the first friction post.
Follow along the bottom of the
panel to release the remaining
bottom friction posts. With the
bottom of the panel free, continue
to release the catches at the rear
and then the front of the door
trim panel. Lift the panel away
from the door. It will be tethered
to the door by two electrical
cables. Release and remove the
electrical connectors to separate
the trim from the door.
There are seven plastic
friction posts around the edges
of the door and two electrical
connectors. A metal friction
catch immediately below the
latch release handle can be a
formidable retainer. A sharp tug
on the onside grip handle will
dislodge it. Set the trim panel
aside, (see figure 12).