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Re: How to remove the drivers side door panel to put new...
There Is A Snap Ring Holding It On. Push The Door Panel So You Can See Between The Crank And The Door Panel And Look There Will Be A Little Metal Black Clip In The Shape Of A C Use A Flat Head Screwdriver And Start Pushing One Side Of It. After A Bit It Will Come Off And The Crank Will Then Just Slide Off.
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Figure out whether it is power (button) or manual (crank). go to ebay and search for "new window regulator 99 dodge ram". buy one and take it and the dodge to an auto glass shop, found in yellow pages, and pay them 60 bucks to remove the old one and put the new one in..
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.
If equipped with an accessory switch panel, carefully pry the switch panel up and away from the door panel. Tag and disconnect the switches from the panel.
On 1981-86 models, remove armrest attaching screws.
On 1987-96 models, remove the retainer screws secure the pocket in the molded armrest on the door panel.
If equipped with crank type windows, remove window crank handle with the appropriate clip removal tool.
If equipped with manual remote mirrors, remove the control knob bezel.
Remove inside door handle cover attaching screw and trim plate.
If equipped with door mounted speakers, remove the speaker, and disconnect the speaker wires. For speaker removal and installation steps, refer to .
Remove all external screws securing the door panel. Insert an appropriate prytool between the door panel and door frame to remove the hidden clips securing the panel.
Holding door panel vertical lift straight up to release the upper clip.
Inspect all retaining clips and replace any broken or missing pieces.
Position the door to the door and carefully press on the retainer clips to engage. If a clip will not engage, inspect the mounting hole behind the panel to make sure the clip is properly aligned. Install any panel-to-door retainer screws.
If equipped with crank windows, attach the washer and crank to the window regulator stud.
On 1981-86 models, attach the armrest to the door using the retainer screws.
On 1987-96 models, insert the armrest pocket and secure in place with retainer screws.
If equipped with door panel mounted speakers, attach the speaker wires to the speaker and secure the assembly to the door panel.
If equipped with remote cable mirrors, attach the control knob to the door panel with the retainer bezel.
If equipped with an ashtray, insert the holder assembly, and secure in place with retainer screws. Install the ashtray to the holder assembly.
Position the door handle trim panel around the door handle assembly, and secure in place with the retainer screw.
If equipped with accessory switch panel, attach the harnesses to the switches, and press the accessory plate into the door panel.
Connect the negative battery cable.
Check and make sure all panel components function correctly.
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.
If you have power windows start by disconnecting your negative battery cable. Then you need to locate and remove the screws that hold your door handles in place (they may be hidden by snap in, or snap on clips). Once you remove the screws that hold the door handles, remove any wire connectors to the handles, if they're not power you will need a small hook (kinda like a knitting needle) to remove the window crank. A manual window crank is held in place by a clip on the base. Slide the hook behind the base and remove the clip. The door panel itself, is held on by snap in clips, and you will need a small pry bar to pull them from the door (try to gat as close to, or directly under the clips to prevent them from tearing out of the door panel). Once the clips are removed from the door, pull the panel upward to remove it from the door.
Install in reverse.
I hope this helps you, and I wish you luck on your repair.
Can you open the door with the inside handle? If you can, the problem is probably a broken plastic fitting inside between the outside handle and the door latch. There are door panel removal tools available at your local parts store that look like short handled wide bladed pry bars. You could get by with a good stiff putty knife if needed. Take off the arm rest, window crank, and speaker grill if you have aftermarket speakers. Slide the door panel removal tool under the edge of the door panel and CAREFULLY pop the clips loose from the door frame. You could always leave the window open and do the "Dukes of Hazard" thing, but then you would have to change the paint scheme.
Pull out window crank and door handle, remove panel, remove plastic Nylon that's between metal and panel, crank the window down enough to see the arm and the part that connects with glass. Make sure the metal part inside the door that comes from an arm and attaches to glass is clean, from broken glass and the gap that attaches to window is clean,bend the new glass to make it fit inside the opening slide down the new glass from the top using opening guides, grave it from both sides standing in between and make land on top center of the part that graves the glass, put automotive glass silicone on center of that part,just at where graves the glass, let dry, put the plastic back the door panel the window crank with the "U" shaped lock washer and the door handle, I hope I was clear