Lights and door locks Honda Passport

I have two problems. #1 is inop brake and parking lights. I checked the fuses/switched them around and changed bulbs to no avail. #2 My automatic door opener (driver’s side door lcok) has broken twice in three years. I’ve been told that the problem is the actuator. Also, the front seat has to come out because the door panel goes behind the front dash. (I don’t know what they do after that.) Any advice?

do the gauges light up when you turn on the head lights?
i cant help with the door though