Question about 2001 Chevrolet S-10
This door crank removal tool is required
You slip it behind the handle (and plastic disc) to dislodge this clip
If it was never taken off, the tool goes under the handle to remove the clip
Posted on Jan 20, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Your Local Auto Parts Store has the Tool that you need for this Removal. Some of them will let you Rent it instaed of paying the 50.00 Bucks for the Tool.
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
SOURCE: trying to remove the door
Push the door panel in gently and there will be a clip behind the window crank handle. Remove the clip and the window crank will come off the splined shaft. The clip will be in a half circle around the spline shaft.
Posted on Feb 17, 2009
they have push in clips that hold the panel on the door you can pull it off with your hand or go to parts store and buy a door panel removal tool
PLS take time to rate this solution and by the way you will probably need to buy new push in clips to hold panel on
Posted on Feb 17, 2009
SOURCE: Removing window crank
Push in on door panel as suggested & you may have to spin handle or tool, then feel it slide in to right spot (slot cut) & push tool & handle should release
Posted on Apr 11, 2009
If no screws in center, then there will be a clip in behind that is hard to see & remove, unless you stop at autoparts store & buy one.
Posted on Apr 19, 2009
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Jun 27, 2012 | 1994 Suzuki Swift
The process of removing car door panels is essentially the same for each make of car. You may need to remove these panels when your fixing locks or power windows, replacing window cranks, installing speakers or replacing the side mirrors. Learning how to remove the panels yourself can save money on simple car repairs.
Check out how the door panels are attached to the car. Most panels use screws and bolts but others have snap-in fittings. Gather all the tools you need for removing the door panels. If the panel is attached with screws and bolts, you need a screwdriver or ratchet and socket. Car door panels with snap-in fittings are easily removed with a flathead screwdriver.
Locate where the screws and bolts are before starting. These are usually found in the arm rest area, along the bottom or sometimes near the door lights.
Roll down the car door window. Begin removing all screws and bolts that hold the door panel onto the car. If your car has snap-in fittings, pry gently on the bottom corner of the door panel until the fittings pop out.
Remove the power window control panel if your car has power windows. The control panel should pry out easily, and then you unplug the wiring harness from the back and place it to the side.
Use an L pick and flashlight when locating a manual window crank. Look behind the window crank and slide the pick under the edge of the metal clip that holds the crank in place. Remove the clip and pull the crank off.
Remove the door handle by unscrewing the small screw located in the center. Gently pull the door handle out until you see the back of the handle and unclip the rod from the door handle. This should remove the handle unless the handle and door lock are attached, then you just unclip the rod from the lock and remove them both together.
Unscrew the cap off rear upper corner door panel locks. These don't have a rod attaching them to the handle and unscrew separately from the door handle.
Pop the door panel off after you've removed everything. Gently pry on the bottom edge of the door panel until it releases. Pull out and up to completely remove the door panel.
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