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QUESTION: How do you replace the door latch in a 2009 ram 1500, it seems to be attached to the plastic and I can't seem to get it loose after unhooking all of the rods and taking the screws out nor can I get the inner door panel off without the feeling that I am going to break something

ANSWER: Hi Chris,
I have the '06 manual on a CD and can copy a couple of pages that show how to remove the trim panel and then the pages that show the removal of the latch. I need to know your email address so tell me that via a follow-up question. But don't use the @ symbol, rather use 'at'. or the address will be automatically erased.
Sorry for the delay in responding but I just found your question in the 'pool' to which it had been referred by Kevin.
Please read the PS below.

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My email address is, and will the info for the 2009 be on the 06 manual?


Hi Chris,
I believe the door latch mechanism in your '09 would be similar if not identical to the '06 manual information. So take a look and see if it seems to be the same. I will copy the pages and send them shortly to you. If you would take a moment to rate me and also give a 'yes' for the question about a nomination of me to be 'volunteer of the month' I would be most appreciative. I am Roland, the other Dodge expert.

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