07 MKZ rear door lock actuator fix/repair


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Hey guys,
This is my first post, but I did use your help with replacing my front driver inner door handle, so thanks!

I've read other articles with people disassembling the lock actuator and cleaning the motor rather than buying a $100+ lock actuator and replace it.

I started taking the door apart earlier to get to the lock actuator, but when I started pulling the inner silver plate down, the window started coming down with it and I figured I should get some better advice before continuing and possibly messing something up.

Can anyone help with this? If anyone has pictures or better yet, video, of how to remove the door lock actuator it would help me immensely!

Also, if anyone can also provide instructions with pictures or video for how to "fix/repair" the lock actuator rather than completely replacing, I'd really appreciate it.