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Subaru Legacy 2001 Remove drive side door panel and window motor

Having problems getting the door panel off so I can access the motor; are there directions somewhere to remove this motor?

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SOURCE: removing front door panel

there will be two bolt that are hidden under your arm rest they will probably be hidden little caps that just pop off most likely a star screwdriver you will need a window handle remover tool if you have power windows dont worry about it but you will also need a door panel clip remover tool or you can get by with a screwdriver covered in a cloth insert at bottem of the door an gently pry untill the door clip start to pop and release you will also need to remove a screw where you open the door from the inside hope you get it off if you break any of the door clips(happens all the time) just take broken one to the dealer or canadian tire or parts jobber hope this helps

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SOURCE: window motor replace 2001 jeep grand cherokee

You need to remove all the skrews from the door. Normaly there is one in the handle of the door, one behind the in door lach handel and one under the bump out for the arm rest on the door. Than you need to take a flat head skrew driver slowly priying the panel off. There are plastic clips on the backside of the panel it is ok if you brake a few.

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SOURCE: want to remove driver side door panel to gain access to power window motor

first remove the tweeter speker if equipped this comes off easily by gently prying from behind, then remove the small panel behind pull handle you"ll find a screw behind it\remove that,the next part is a little tricky the door grip needs to come off to achieve this place a small flat screwdriver at the top of the handle and pry forward the turn handle counterclockwise and this will release it from the clips you"ll then find 2 screws one at the top other at the bottom of door grip remove those and then gently pry from the bottom of the door panel to release the retaining clips thats it

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

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yes... you'll need to remove screws that are by the door handle, arm rest, under door and side of door and then gently pull back on the panel as there will also be retaining clips attached and you don't want to break them. You'll need to lift the door panel upwards in order to get it off the window ledge. Then you can access the bolts holding the mirror on and disconnect the wiring harness as well..

Posted on Aug 20, 2009

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SOURCE: need directions to remove driver door interior panel 1997 deville

On the inside trim, you can remove screws that are by the door handle, arm rest, under door and side of door and then gently pull back on the panel as there will also be retaining clips attached and you don't want to break them. You'll need to lift the door panel upwards in order to get it off the window ledge. Then you'll need to manipulate the panel and disconnect the door handle linkage from the door handle and disconnect the wiring for your controls

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