Replacing the driver's side door lock actuator
The power lock on the driver's side of my 2000 E350 has mostly stopped working. My plan is to replace the actuator, but for the life of me I cannot figure out how to get the dang thing out.
My previous searches on this turned up bits of info here and there, but nothing very detailed and I can't seem to find it again. I know there is a bracket holding it in that is riveted to the door, I believe one option is to drill out the rivet, but I thought I had read that the actuator can be pried out of the bracket. I messed with it a bit, but couldn't figure out how and I can't really get my fat head in there to see how things are hooked up.
Any tips on removing it?