BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: Sep 2014
Vehicle: 2002 SL500 Silver Arrow
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haven't had to take off my door panels yet - and I make a rule not to jump into discussions in which I do not have real experience with - but since you are desperate for an answer, I will try to help. In all my decades of working on cars, I have never experienced a door panel that can be removed in sections - and be easily reassembled with half on and half off the car. I'm not saying they don't exist - but I have never dealt with one.
So I would expect - in this case - that you should plan to remove the entire panel as a single unit and then you will have the access to complete your task with the least potential to damage other parts