Tip & How-To about 2002 Chrysler Town & Country

Removing trim from the interior of the vehicle

Whenever you need to remove a piece of plastic from the inside or outside of the van, you should do so carefully to avoid marring the plastic. The use of an inexpensive tool called a bone tool or trim stick can make the job safer and easier.

These can be picked up at most parts stores. Using the trim stick, you can pry the piece up gently from around the edges/corners and then release the clips holding the part by twisting the stick between the plastic and the metal it's attached to. Once you get a portion of the piece loose and can get your hands around it, you can generally reach in with both hands and begin pulling the piece out. Anything that appears brittle probably is and you need to be extra careful.

To put the piece back, especially those around the doors, make note as you remove the piece of how the weather stripping fits in relation to the piece you are pulling - does the weather strip tuck in, go over or under the plastic. Also note how parts overlap each other and take the top layer off first. The piece that goes on top will be the first off and the last one to go back on.

When working around consoles, doors and the instrument panel, look for screws, especially around arm rests and in areas that contact the floor before you begin tugging too vigorously when things don't come free.

Whenever you mess with the dash, make sure you disconnect the ground wire on the battery if you plan to go near the airbags in the steering wheel or in front of the passenger seat.

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Outside Mirrors REMOVAL & INSTALLATION The mirrors on these models can be removed from the door without disassembling the door liner or other components. Both left and right outside mirrors may be either manual, manual remote (small lever on the inside to adjust the mirror) or electric remote. If the mirror glass is damaged, replacements may be available through your dealer or a reputable glass shop in your area. If the plastic housing is damaged or cracked, the entire unit will need to be replaced. Manual
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  2. Remove the delta cover; that's the triangular black inner cover. It can be removed with a blunt plastic or wooden tool. Don't use a metal prytool; the plastic will be marred.
  3. Fig. 1: Use a tapped ended tool to pry the trim from the mirror 89550g29.gif

  4. Depending on the style of mirror, there may be concealment plugs or other minor parts under the delta cover — remove them.
  5. Support the mirror housing from the outside and remove the three bolts or nuts holding the mirror to the door.
  6. Remove the mirror assembly.
  7. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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    1. Turn the ignition key to the OFF position. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Wait at least 90 seconds from the time the negative battery was disconnected to start work. CAUTION
      Some models covered by this manual may be equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), which uses an air bag. Whenever working near any of the SRS components, such as the impact sensors, the air bag module, steering column and instrument panel, disable the SRS, as described in Section 6.
    2. Remove the delta cover; that's the triangular black inner cover. It can be removed with a blunt plastic or wooden tool. Don't use a metal prytool; the plastic will be marred.
  9. Depending on the style of mirror, there may be concealment plugs or other minor parts under the delta cover — remove them.
  10. Depending on the type of door trim, you may need to remove the door inner panel to access the electrical wiring harness for the mirror.
  11. Support the mirror housing from the outside and remove the three bolts or nuts holding the mirror to the door.
  12. If the wiring to the electric mirror was not disconnected previously, detach it now. Some connectors can only be reached after the mirror is free of the door. Remove the mirror assembly.
  13. Installation is the reverse of removal. Cycle the mirror several times to make sure that it works properly.

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