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How do you take the door panel off from a 97 400?
I've undone the 2 screws in the handle, one in the door release, and one in the corner.
That's all the screws there are.
Unclipped it at the bottom, when I come to lift it over the door lock button, there's resistance at the door release part.
I don't want to force it as it feels like it will break.
 

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have you taken off the window winder?

wind the window down and make sure the seal pops off the door (it should be connected too the door card i believe) then should lift up and off.
 

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Windows are electric.

I've been told it's the handle, I have to release the plastic surround.
I just know something's gonna break when I get round to trying again.
 

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yeah behind the door release handle you mean?
it should ust pop out with a flat blade screwdriver, just be patient with it and it will come off!
 

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If you push the plastic handle surround in towards the door surface and then give it a sharp horizontal tug towards the open edge of the door it should come off. Failing that; you pull on the door card until you hear an ominous breaking sound and subsequently discover that it was indeed the plastic bit that was causing the door card to stick. You then find that this part now has three lugs rather than four but luckily it reattaches perfectly afterwards. No guesses for how I found that out!
 
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