I need to remove the driver side rear door panel. How do I do it
I believe the window regulator needs to be replaced, but I can't figure out how to remove the door panel. I don't want to force things and risk breaking something. I've taken door panels off of older cars, most were just held on with christmas tree fasteners. Could you please give me advice on how to remove, or a link for on line instructions? It would be greatly appreciated.
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There should be screws near the bottom of the door, and maybe the hand hold and or door release handle cavity. Look for removable caps and such as well. Also look in the bottom of the door pull.
Once all screws have been removed, see if lift and pull works. Depending on when GM changed over the holding method, this is the first to try. If that doesn't work, then get a screw driver and wedge between the panel and the door at the bottom corner and pop the panel up.
You may need to replace the pegs before replacing the panel back onto the door.
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What you will need is a replacement Window Regulator. You should be able to find one online for around $50.00. Make sure you Order the correct one. Drivers Side Front..... Passenger Side Rear... Each would be different. Removing the inner door panel. Check for videos on Youtube for your model and year to watch step by step instructions. On a scale of 1 to 5 this would be 3 to replace. Removing the regulator and getting the new one into place can be tricky. Just take your time and pay attention to how you remove the old one and what bolts and screws go where.
You dont tell us excalty the year of your CRV, so keep in mind that this is the procedure for 2000 Honda Truck CR-V 4WD 2.0L
MFI DOHC 4cyl, other year is similar process. If you need take off the window, you need take off the "window regulator", so check this...
Honda CRV/Odyssey 1995-2000 Repair Information
Door Glass and Regulator
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION CRV Models and
4-Cylinder Odyssey Models
(see Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4
Fig. 1: Always matchmark any fasteners that are mounted
through a slotted hole. This bolt is used to adjust the window position
Fig. 2: The window is raised just enough to access the
Fig. 3: Once the window fasteners are loosened, the window
can be tilted and lifted out of the door
Fig. 4: Slide the window motor/regulator assembly out of the
Remove the door panel, as outlined in this section.
Remove the plastic vapor barrier.
On 4-cylinder Odyssey models rear door glass, remove the center
rear channel bolt and remove the channel.
Carefully raise the door glass until the bolts are visible.
On 4-cylinder Odyssey models rear door glass perform the
Remove the self-tapping screws from the outer triangular trim
cover and remove the cover.
Remove the door glass bolts.
Carefully lower the glass, then remove the bolts and nut from the
rear lower guide channel.
Remove the glass from the rear guide channel.
Apply protective tape around the painted surfaces of the window
Tilt the window forward and remove from the window slot.
Loosen the bolts, then slide the lower guide forward and remove
the window from the guide.
Carefully pull the glass out through the window slot. Take care to
not drop the glass.
To remove the regulator, perform the following:
Scribe a line around the rear roller guide bolt to mark its
Disconnect the electrical connector and harness clip, then remove
the regulator mounting bolts.
Remove the regulator through the hole in the door.
Installation is in reverse order of removal. Apply grease to the
rollers, guides and sliding surfaces of the regulator. Make sure to
install the roller guide with the rectangular hole facing rearward.
Check the window operation before installing the door panel and adjust
Front Door Panel - Town Car - Removal
CAUTION: To avoid breakage of door pull cover(s), insert a screwdriver
diagonally between pull strap and chrome bracket. Snap out both sides
Snap out two door pull strap retaining screw covers. Remove screws.
Remove two screws on front and rear side of front door trim panel.
The following procedure must be used during removal and installation of
the door armrest and trim panel. Refer to the appropriate illustrations
for component and vehicle model identification.
Using the Trim Pad Removing Tool from Rotunda Windshield and
Moulding/Trim Removal Kit 107-R0401 or equivalent, pry the trim panel
retaining clips from the door inner panel.
NOTE: Do not use front door trim panel (23942) to remove trim clips from
door inner panel. Replace any bent, damaged or missing push pins.
Remove window regulator control switch housing from back of front door
trim panel . Lift up housing, remove retaining screws and disconnect all
Disconnect driver seat regulator control processor switch (driver door
only) if equipped.
Twist out interior lamp wire assembly and remove the front door trim
Ensure plastic watershield is secured to door panel.
Position front door trim panel to door. Connect interior lamp wiring.
Position the window regulator control switch housing and connect switch
connectors. Install the retaining screws.
Connect driver seat regulator control processor (14C708) (driver door
only) if equipped.
Align door lock side to its mating slide on the sheet metal (front doors
Snap in front door trim panel. Ensure all retainers fit properly.
Install two retaining screws on front and rear side of front door trim
Install two retaining screws and pull strap covers.
Remove the door handle with one #2 phillips screw, push forward. Push the 2 plasic clips on the release handle and the lock rod by rotating them away from the open end of the clip (clockwise for drivers side, counterclockwise for passenger side). Pull the lock rod and relese out of the clips. Remove the phillips screw in the bottom of the door grab handle. Remove the small black plastic piece on the upper forward corner of the door panel. Remove door panel, should be aproximately 10-12 clips.
Once off, you'll see the window motor. Remove the outer window trim. Yes, you WILL break all the clips. I've not had much sucess no matter how careful I am. Use a 10mm wrench or socket to remove the window from the window regulator. You'll see 2 white plastic wedges with 10mm head bolts in them. Pull the window out of the track. If needed, loosen or remove the rear guide track. There also are two 10mm bolts holding the guide rail in. Remove the windoe regulator and motor assembly with (I believe) 3 10mm bolts. Once on the bench, remove the motor from the regulator and reinstall!
I've had this problem and I believe its a common problem with S types. There is a white plastic slider that wraps around a metal strut and moves up and down as the window opens and closes. The problem is that the plastic slider breaks if the car door is slammed when the window is half way down, When this occurs the slider breaks free and the wire that pulls it up and down wraps itself around the motor and jamms everything up. The fix is to replace the window regulator as a complete unit. This fairly straight forward and worth the effort as you most likely will be replacing the other regulators if you keep the car for a while. Buy the regulator either from Jag dealer or OEM part which is approx 1/2 the cost (I found mine on ebay!). Make sure your get the correct unit, left, right, front and rear are different. Take off the door panel, its all clips except you need to unscrew the two scews under the rubber insert in the door pocket first. After you have removed the panel remove the black plastic cover as well. You need to detach the glass window from the regulator, This is done by punching out the brass insert in the middle of the plastic plug that is pushed through a hole in the glass. Be careful, if you hit it too hard you can break the glass, I ended up drilling it out as this was easier. Once you have the plastic plug out the glass is detached and you can remove the regulator. This is just a few screws, the only tricky part is to get the angle right to pull it out the door frame. Installation of the regulator is just the reverse. Good luck.