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Mk2 Door panel removal

Could anyone please tell me how to remove the plastic door panel from my 1.9d clio.I have removed the screws along the bottom edge , the window winder and the lock release.
I have tried a gentle prising around the edges thinking that it is secured in the usual way by poppers but it doesn't loosen.I don't want to damage anything by forcing it.Any ideas please?
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Renault have a nasty habit of bonding the door cards on with black sealer,this can make removal awkward,I know the Mk.1 Clios are stuck on,not 100% sure about the Mk.2's though.

If you can get behind in behind it slightly and have a sharp knife/blade,you might be able to carefully cut through the sealer and gradually pull the panel off.

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as lag rightly says renault have a habbit of using some horrible sealant stuff. Once you have removed the screws along the bottom and the one in the handle, you just have to start prising it off. It took me over and hour to get mine off as I didn't want to break anything.
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I have a similar problem with the door panels on my Kangoo. I wonder whether heating the panel might soften the nasty sealant? Was thinking of using a hair dryer, hot water or my oxy acetylene kit.
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Thats really strange, on my brothers 2002 Clio, the door card popped right off when we put new glass in after a "vandal attack". Perhaps that door card on his car had been removed previously though

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