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10 You have a couple of options for actuator replacement. You can drill out the retaining rivet in the door and remove the actuator with its plastic bracket (you’ll need a replacement rivet and jumbo rivet gun, or some people use a small nut and bolt to secure the bracket), or you can carefully pry the actuator out of the stock bracket and leave the bracket in place. As you can see in this photo, that is exactly what we did here, and prefer to do. You’ll also notice we removed the anti-tamper cover from the door latch for better access and photos (it simply unsnaps from the back of the latch).