Originally Posted by lbrowne
Ok so I have another identical door with a known working actuator. (it's a passenger door as well)
So you're saying I have to take out the torx screws that are holding the handle assembly in place and take the whole apparatus out?
I'll give it another look tomorrow. That doesn't sound too bad now.
yes the latch assembly has the small electric motor inside which can be replaced
removing the latch assembly from the door and especially reassembly can be tricky the inside door panel must be removed
the inside and outside door handles are attached as is the locking button by long metal rods. Take a good mental picture of what goes where when you extract it
one must have a certain amount of mechanical proficiency
the easiest part is opening the assembly and replacing the motor