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Can anyone tell me how to remove door panel (rear) of 04 DeVille. Without breaking the clips. Need to replace window motor.
 

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Welcome to the forum newb. I'm going to bump your thread on over to the DeVille forum because I'm not sure anybody is actually gonna see your post in the Open Letters To Cadillac Corporate forum. :wave:

Best of luck. :)
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:welcome:

I could tell you how to remove the front, but I'm not positive that the rear is the same (never had to pull mine). Someone who has will chime in shortly. In the mean time, you might want to check the Tech Tips section.
 

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There is a forum in the tech tips for the front door and the front is the same as the rear.
 

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If the front and rear are the same, then pull the gray plastic cover behind the handle (it's just velcro'd in place). Use a door panel tool (pictured below) to pop the plastic perimeter retainers. Pry up and disconnect window control (after lowering it). Pull the lock button on the door lock button and remove it. Then lift (DO NOT pull) the panel off.

 

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While holding your leverage tool in your hand push it towards the door, do not pull it back towards yourself, this will break the edge of the door panel. when pushing directly under the tabs on the panel you will hear a loud popping noise when panel clips come disconnected. once you have them all disengaged, you will need to pull up on the door handle itself in order to disengage the two metal retainer clips behind the handle. once this is done you will need to unplug the window module plug on the inside of the panel. do not forget to remove the two metal clips from the rear of door handle in order to reinstall them when ready.
On a side note....... these motors do not go bad ever. I would have have to assume that you are doing this due to a failed window regultor ??
if so, let me know I can tell how to repair in your garage for about .10 cents and 15 mins of work, not conting reassembly
 

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I would have have to assume that you are doing this due to a failed window regultor ??
if so, let me know I can tell how to repair in your garage for about .10 cents and 15 mins of work, not conting reassembly
If you are talking about the cotter pin repair, it's posted in the Tech Tips section.
 

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I couldnt really speak to that, I do not know what the "cotter pin" repair is ..... I use a steel nut, bolt, and lock washers
 

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You probably just skinned the cat a different way. Check the Tech Tips section and see if that's what you did.
 
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