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Having just tried to tackle replacement of the faulty lock actuator (yea, that's what they call them) in my '93 LX convertible, I can say that it is a royal pain in the neck. Now that might have something to do with the fact that I am old and do not bend like I used to. I might suggest that it might be easier to accomplish if the doors were on a workbench.
Having to use glasses to see up close is also a source of annoyance. They say youth is wasted on the young.
Doing any sort of work inside the doors is much like building a ship in a bottle. Level 10 frustration.
I have a brand new actuator sitting in my garage. Haven't found the motivation to change it. I still remember the time I had replacing the window guides, motor, and glass seal (the one that goes down into the door). I think I've had this actuator for about two years.
Still beats swapping out a brake booster. I put a 93 cobra booster in my 79 a few weeks ago. Not fun in any sense of the word.
20 years ago it would have gotten done, but it just isn't in the cards any more. Now if I had a lift so I could work standing up or even sitting in front of the door I might have gotten it done. But twisting to get it done was just too much on the back. The next owner will have to worry about it.