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Hi Roberta, here's the instructions on how to remove your door panel. I have to wonder though on why you are removing it, my guess is you window doesn't roll up or down and your replacing the regulator. Any way here goes.
Remove the plug and remove screw attaching door pull cup to inner door panel.
Remove switch bezel and disconnect power window/memory switch.
Remove screws attaching trim panel to door from below map pocket.
There are usually screws holding the door panel in place. Look around the edge of the inner door panel for any screws. There are also some screws under the arm rest on the door. Any items that penetrate the door panel must also be moved out of the way or removed (like window cranks).
Once you get all screws and obstructions out, the panel moves away from the door and lifts up and away. You may find that the window didn't come off track, but you may need to replace some parts as well.
screws in the armrest, clip on window crank, screw behind door handle and possible a screw behind a plug that is located to the inner or outer pane, then with a flat tip screwdriver gently pry around the outside of the panel then lift panel up and out. Good Luck Tim
In my 2008 Cobalt, the front speaker in the driver door went inoperative - no turn signal noise, no warning chimes for door open with key in, seatbelt chime, low fuel chime, and of course, no music. All of those sounds come through the speaker. I switched the driver door speaker and the passenger door speaker, and now I have all of those noises back.
If you have manual roll down windows, you'll have to buy a special tool to remove a little clip that's behind the roller handle. This tool was included in a kit for about $7 that I bought at Harbor Frieght, but you might be able to find the kit at other auto parts stores. Google "removing window crank" and you should be able to locate a video that shows how to get it off.
Anyway, I switched the speakers and now we just don't have music coming out of the passenger door speaker, but at least we have all of the warning chimes and turn signal clicking noise again.
The dealer wanted almost $200 for a new speaker and to replace it (labor). Rediculous.
FRONT DOOR TRIM PANEL - REMOVAL
Release door latch and open door.
Roll window down.
Remove window crank Window Crank - Typical , if equipped.
Remove screws attaching trim panel to door Door Trim Panel and Trim Panel Screw
CAUTION: Do not forcibly pull trim panel from door, damage to trim panel may occur.
Simultaneously lift upward and outward to release retainer steps from inner door panel Trim Panel Retainer
Disengage inside handle linkage rod from inside handle.
Disconnect speaker harness wire connector Speaker And Power Mirror Connector
Disengage power mirror wire connector, if equipped (driver's side only) Speaker And Power Mirror Connector
Disengage clips attaching power window/lock switch panel to door trim
panel. Disengage wire connector from switch panel, if equipped Power
Door Lock/Window Connector
Separate door trim panel from vehicle.
Position trim panel at door.
Engage wire connector for window/lock switch panel, if equipped. Engage
clips attaching power window/lock switch panel to door trim panel.
Engage power mirror wire connector, if equipped.
Connect speaker harness wire connector.
Engage inside handle linkage rod to inside handle.
Align trim panel retainer steps with inner door panel and slide trim panel into place.
Install screws attaching trim panel to door.
Install window crank, if equipped.
Hope helped with this; remember rated this help. Good luck.
they make a tool V-shaped that should be used for prying around the door panel..door airbags should not be triggered unless wiring for them is shorted, replacing speakers should not mess up any other wiring , fuses should be fine as are..
I have an 05 Cobalt that just experienced the same problem. I had my door panels off and my speakers appear to be dead.
If you have a multimeter, you can pull the speaker out and test to see if you get resistance across the two terminals. It should say on the speaker what the resistance should be (most likely 4 ohms). If you get no reading, you most likely will have to replace the speaker.
You could also test for AC voltage on the speaker wires. When the stereo is on, and set to a reasonably loud value, you should get a few volts. If you don't get any reading at the door, it may be either the wiring or the stereo. To determine which it is, you will have to take readings at the stereo output.
the handle part of the crank is held on by a small ring, you will need a small flat head screw driver- i used a butter knife, as it works better- push the door panel back just enough you can see behind the round part of the handle, you should be able to see the foot of the clip, push it off, make sure you don't do this in the grass, the ring will roll when it falls off. **please note this is a flat ring and only about the diameter of your little finger**