On the opposite side of the mirrors, there is a small triangular panel with a vent pointing towards the window. In the middle of the panel is a small cap about half an inch long. This panel must be removed if you plan to remove the door panel or the mirror. However, the moldings for these panels is missing a notch to pry off the cap in order access the screw for removal, making it difficult to remove the cap without damage. Even the Chilton’s repair manual mentioned about this problem.

On the internet, someone explained how to remove the caps without damaging the panel, although it involves making a modification to the cap. Using a small drill bit, drill a hole though the center of the cap. Straighten out a paper clip and bend a small portion at the end of one side. Use the bent end of the paperclip and insert it into the hole and use it pull the cap straight out of the panel.

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