Remove the 1992 Dodge Dakota inside door panel. The door handle mechanism will be visible. Remove the door handle linkage. Remove the door handle retaining bolts.
Check under drivers side door bolted to the frame.
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The fuse box on the Dodge Dakota Sport (1998 model) is to the left of the steering wheel and is accessible only when the drivers side door is open.
remove door panel, install new window
On a 1997 Dodge Dakota, the factory amplifier is located in the passenger side kick panel, directly in front of the door. The amplifier should be hooked directly into the speakers.
The 4 door fuse panel is under the dash on the drivers side The 2 door fuse panel is in the drivers end of the dash , the fuse panel cover is visible with the drivers door open
remove door panel, roll down window 1/3, unbolt from track
Apparently for Dodge Dakota's you need a special Door Handle remover tool.
pull the inner door panel off and remove the clips holding it in.
open the drivers side door and on the side of the dash is a panel that if you pull straight off you will find the fuse panel
Remove the inside door panel from your 1996 Dodge Avenger. Remove the door handle linkage. Remove the door handle retaining bolts. Reverse the process to install your new door handle.