I took out four screws from the door and popped out all of the pegs around the door, but it is still clinging on. I think it might be the window crank, or the finger compartment of the door. Any suggestions?
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Re: Trying to get door panel off to replace speakers
They Have Clips Try Sliding The Door Panel Upward Or Forward And If That Doesn't Work Pull On One Of The Corners And Get A Flashlight To Look For The Clips. You May Need To Remove The Crank Which Is Easy.
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first remove the drivers door internal panel 2 screws at bottom of panel with torx screws, and one indie door handle inside little pop out plastick piece also a torx screw. when screws removed from bottom gently pull the panel away from the door towards yourself and work around the door til you reach the top, then push upwards slightly and panel will become free.
then unplug the cutesy bulb by turning a quarter to half turn and pulling out. , unplug the plugs from the window switches and mirror switch and push wires out of the way, they only fit in one way so cant get them wrong way round when re assembling.
unclip the door pull wire asembly from the handle and door internal card can be discarded
reach into the cavity of the door and feel along the bottom of the window you will find 2 holes in the window with pegs going through them from the window runner assembly. these pegs each have a locking pin which slides into a groove in the peg. pull the clips away from the peg and you should be able to wiggle the window off the pegs and then remove at an angle from the window cavity.
to reassemble perform the reverse. it can be fiddly but take your time and you will do it
Screws in the handle under the small mat, remove these then pop the panel ( known as a door card) off around the edges, use a wide flat screwdriver to get under the fixings. Gently move the panel out around the door release - this is tricky but can be done. I always try to disconect the wires to the speaker and door controls as soon as I can reach them to save the chance of breaking the plugs when moving the card about. The card the pulls up slightly to release around the window lip.
Its not rocket science but can be tricky and needs patience with the door release.
good luck - hope this helped.
Difficult to describe without pictures & illustrations.
1. The door handle is two-piece and the top piece is pryed off/out with a small screwdriver (needs to be removed in order to access two phillips screws behind it.. one at the top and another at the bottom).
2. The door release handle (inside cover) also has a small square cover that needs to be removed to access another phillips head screw behind it... then the cover pops out.
3. Below the arm-rest, there are two more cosmetic plugs covering two more (larger) phillips head screws which must be removed as well
4. The tweeter speaker (forward upper corner of the door is also 'popped' out to allow lifting the panel out of the door frame.
5. Now, there are approx four (4) more screws which need to be removed (covered by cosmetic bottons) three (3) aft and one (1) (possibly 2) forward.
6. Finally, the door panel is held in place by several pop-in round clips. Start prying at the bottom of door panel to start popping them loose & work your way upward to the top of the door panel... once all pop-in clips are popped out, you can now LIFT on the panel to remove it from the door frame. -- careful with the wire harness & connectors inside the door panel & cavity.
You will have to remove the screws to door panel, remove window and lock controls. Then gently pry the plastic studs out of the door and lift the panel up and off. You will now have access to track and window
first remove any screws in door panel, then remove lock and window controls, then take flathead screw driver and SLOWLY pry panel off door. You now will have access to speaker. Speaker is held by 4 screws and wire harness that unclips. Reverse procedure to reinstall. Door panel pops back in the wholes to reattach
If the car is an 03 galant it is very simple to remove.
Remove the window crank if it is not Electric Window.
Remove the Screw that holds the "Open Door Handle" cover.
Remove the Screw that holds the "Pull Handle Pocket"
Remove both plastic covers.
Remove all 3 hidden crews that have a plastic cover over them.
One is toward the front of the door top and the other two are toward the rear of the door top and bottom side.
Carefully pry around the door trim panel to disengage it from th retaining clips, along the sides and bottom. If you have electric windows, disconnect the if from the door trim to access the speaker. Same procedure for both doors.
It was really not hard at all. First you have to remove two
phillips head screws from behind the door handle and four more from
around the outer surface of the door panel. Then I took a flat
nail remover bar (very handy when you have nails driven into wood that
you want to remove) and slipped it between the bottom edges of the door
panel and located/popped aloose the securing plastic inserts around the
outer edges. Then with gentle force lifted the door panel from
the bottom upward to pop aloose the upper inserts. Then you have
to gently lift up the left upper portion nearest the window (which
should be lowered) that has the door lock plunger comming through it,
from the door frame. When this is done, the one screw that
secures the speaker frame is exposed. Once the screw is removed
the speaker frame will slide to the left and off of the door thereby
exposing the four mirror securing nuts. One of the nuts is
located behind a round piece of glued on clear plastic. Once the
mirror is removed and repaired/replaced just reverse the process above
to reattach the speaker frame and door panel. Care needs to be
taken when getting the door lock plunger and door handle reinserted
into the door panel then carefully locating the plastic insert tips
with the holes in the door frame. You can gently shove the
inserts into their respective holes with the heel of your hand or fist
and reattach with the six screws.
There should be six or seven allen wrench screws around the edge of the door panels. Loosening these releases the retaining clips inside. You will then want to remove the manual window crank if you have one by laying two fingers flat on the door panel and pushing the ring around the base of the crank sideways. You might have to rotate around this as it only pushes one way. Next you will have to remove the two large golden screws directly under the door panels handle. If you have rear door panel speakers you will have to politely pry off the speaker grill with a flat blade screwdriver and remove the speakers four screws and the wire clip from behind the speaker. You will also have to unscrew the door lock post. Then you should be able to lift the door panel up to release the top lip of it from the door.
The PCM (vehicle computer) controls the power windows for your vehicle. check the power window relay under the hood before repairing PCM. Also the cheapest way is to call local garage and ask if they have a TECH2 scanner to talk to the PCM. The Dealer will charge you about $95hr. to do this.
It's worse than that. Those are not "tamper-proof screws", those are aluminum pop rivets. (Then again, they are even more tamper-proof than screws.) Once you get the door panel off you will see that each rivet splits into four legs that splay out to hold the speaker frame sandwiched between the grill and the fiberboard door panel. You can remove them but it took me some time with stout needle-nosed pliers to un-splay the legs, and ultimately a Dremel tool to cut them off. What a cheap PITA way to attach a speaker.
Theoretically, you should be able to replace the OEM speaker with a skinny 4" one but you will need to fabricate an adapter ring so there is something solid on which to mount the new speaker. Also, you will need to tape flat Tinnerman nuts to the back side of the panel so the screws you shoot through the grill will have something to bite into. It won't be pretty but it should work.