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How to remove the left front door panel on my 2006 Buick Lucerne

I need to take the panel off to replace the out side door handle

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Hi Dear Lov, Remove the plugs from the arm rest and behind them there will be deep seated screws. Push in a long screw driver and remove them. Next lift the window control buttons and when removed from the housings disconnect the electrics. (Keep the switches handy) next take a flat blade tool and starting at the bottom of the door, insert the blade between the panel and the door and gently pull the blade towards you. When the studs pop move to the next until all are released. Lift the panel off and then refit the switch to the cables. Reach inside the door and feel for the operating rods which extend from the handle to the latch mechanism. at each end you will feel plastic clips which will rotate away from the rods when pushed in the same plain. These clips beak easily so be careful. It is worth getting a mirror and flash light and studying them before trying to release them. Check both sides as the mechanism may be different at each end. Once disconnected you will notice two hole opposite the exterior door handle, through which a socket spanner fitted to an extension will fit. Remove the nuts and then remove the handle from the outside. When fitting everything back together make sure the rods are correctly fitted. You may find you need to lift or lower the window, or maybe remove it completely to do the job. Regards John

Posted on Feb 11, 2012

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take all screws out and pull out around the edges, should pop out, then lift up by the window.
or  Go to this website. It shows you how to remove the door panels. Ignore the part about side mirrors. kwmuth.com



with this model but I've had the inside door panels off several cars. + Then unscrew the armrest/handle (2 long screws). + Then run your fingers under the bottom of the panel (it is probably upholstered/padded hardboard) - this panel is usually held on by about 5 or 6 clips that pop out. + There may also be speaker wires etc if door-mounted speakers have been installed. + Then you should be able to gently slide the door panel up, so that the top ridge pops out from alonside the window glass.

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SOURCE: driver side exterior door handle broke

have you tried emailing the manufacturer yourself the sales guy might not be bothered. joe

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SOURCE: Buick LeSabre left front window will not close

Don it. Good half day for amateur. Get Chilton 86-99 Bonneville, 88, Lesabre manuel.. Tricky to find bolts are under end flaps on door close handgrips. Took me a day to figure that one out. Others under light at lip of back of door. Book indicates to strart with window 3/4 up if you can. Flip up window control at rear of panel. After all screws are out raise outer edge of armrest and look for notches 4" and 11-1/2" from rear of armrest to slide inward to remove. There are screws under the door handle too. Screws everwhere. When pulling bottom of panel from door lift with a notched bar to avoid tearing the fasteners out of the cardboard panel. Two screws behind seatbelt notch at top need to come out to allow positioning the glass. The panel at the bottom of the top opening can be removed for more fredom in positioning the glass when reinserting the ball in the lower track on the window. Tape glass with duct tape to keep it from falling. Drill the factory rivets that hold the old regulator and I replaced with stove bolts with nylon locknuts slotted head to the inside the car. Can't remember the size, probably 1/4 or 3/16". Remove speaker if in front bottom of door to use your hand to do work in the door. You must twist the regulator forward with window 1/2 down to remove the ball from the socket in the bottom sliding metal track at the bottom of the window. Don't drop the window after removing the socket, tape it in place. Don't know what you do if you cannot move it to 1/2 up position. By the way, the body shops say you must use rivets, not screws or it will shift, but I have had no problems with the screws for reinstallation several years old. The rivet they use take a big hydraulic pop rivet gun that you won't have. Good luck, I don't envy you. Need to do other window on my 91. The window control may not be the same on the Custom, mine is the Ltd. you may be able to remove the motor from the regulator in the door without removing the regulator if you can figure out how to get the bolts that hold the moter to the regulator. inside the door.

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SOURCE: How do I remove the front door panel to replace the mirror

Normal 0 Disconnect your negative battery cable. Locate and remove the screws that hold your interior door handles in place (they may be hidden by snap in, or snap on clips). Remove the interior door handles, then disconnect the wire clips to the switches. Your panel is held in place by snap in clips; use a small pry bar to pull them from the door (try to get as close to, or directly under the clips to prevent them from tearing out of the door panel). Once the clips are pulled, pull the panel upward to remove it from the door.
Install in reverse.

If you don't have power windows you will have to remove the manual window crank. It is held in place by a clip on the back side of the base. To remove the clip, you will need a small hook (kind of like a knitting needle). Put the hook in behind the base, and grab the clip and pull it off. To replace it, slide the clip back on the window crank, and snap it back on the door.

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In the following instructions reference the rear door panel diagram to help to I.D. component's
The outer edge of the panel is held on with special clips (item 4 in diagram), in order to easily free them you need a door panel trim clip tool, they are about $5.00 from most auto parts stores like Autozone.


emissionwiz_6.gif Remove the screw under the door trim plate (items 1 and 2 in diagram)

  • After releasing all the retainers along the outer perimeter of the door trim panel, hold the panel away from the door and lift up on the panel to disengage the 2 clips that anchor the armrest into the door sheet metal.
  • Disconnect the inside door handle linkage.
  • Disconnect the electrical connectors.
  • Using the Trim clip release tool pry the clips free there are 9 of them
  • The door panel should now be free to remove from door.
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