Need to replace The door latch. How do you disconnect the beige, black, white and white/purple wires from the latch?
Answer Joan, The terminals on the door latch switches are referred to as "locking terminals", they can be a bit difficult. One method is to use a small flat blade screw driver and carefully pry the wire terminal off the switch,(most common method). The proper method is to grasp the plastic cover and squeeze the top and bottom together(needle nose pliers work pretty well), and pull out on the wire at the same time. Several manufacturers have gone to this method of connections on certain components to reduce the possibility of a loose connection.