▶ Removing a door panel to access the lock or window mechanism is often a difficult and tricky job. There is a variety of methods to hold the door panels of different manufacturers in place and knowing whether you are supposed to be lifting the panel off hooks or pulling it off clips is essential to prevent breakage.
The door panel on this 2006 Renault Scenic is particularly problematic if you are unaware of the hidden screw. After removing the two screws in the pull handle, the small screw behind the door release handle and the two screws at the base of the panel, you would think the panel should then lift free. This is not the case, because the door panel first needs to be unclipped and swung forward to reveal another securing screw.
Only when this screw is undone will the panel lift up and off, giving access to the window motor and door lock assembly.
The last securing screw is hidden behind the drop-down panel.