Need to remove door panel...got the stuff at the bottom...got a screw somewhere in the middle and I don't know where...just don't want to be breaking anything...so basically how do I remove the driver side door panel..Thanks Craig
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Re: 2003 driver side door panel
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Not that many models in my country. However, on most cars, there would be a square or round plastic cover flushed on the door handle that must be pried out to expose the screws underneath. It would be hard to distinguish since they are made of the same color and material as the door handle. Procedures for an earlier model might be of idea/help.
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First disconnect negative battery terminal.Underneath of armrest there is two screws, remove them, using small screw driver pry out armrest switch control plate and remove screw behind it, pry of the side mirror cover using wide putty knife. carefully start prying from the bottom of the door around going toward the top then lift the door panel over door lock knob. Carefully look under and disconnect all electrical connectors and remove the panel. Installation is in reverse order of removal!
i don't know about taking the panel off with the door closed, but you should be able to remove the inside handle. there should be just one screw holding it in it should be right in the middle usually it is covered with a plastic cap. once you get the handle off manually pull the mechanism and open the door.
i am not familiar with this exact problem but most cars have a combination of screws and plastic push fasteners. look in the area of the door handle and see if there are screws usually they will be in the area where your hand grips the door. some times there are screws on the panel at the bottom of the door. i have found those screws by actually laying down and looking up at the bottom of the door panel. once you think you have removed all the screws try lifting up on the door panel. sometimes they have hooks on the back that will disengage as you lift the door panel. if the panel does not lift try using a wide putty knife around the edge of the door gently lifting with increasing pressure to remove teh push type fasteners. you can also get a special tool that is shaped like a spoon with a slot down the middle so you can lift on either side of the fastener. good luck hope this helps
On the inside trim,
you can remove screws (these screws may be covered by filler pieces or
may be visible, or they may require you pry a plastic piece off that
covers the screws) that are by the door handle,
arm rest, under door and side of door and then gently pull back on the
panel as there will also be retaining clips attached and you don't want
to break them. You'll need to lift the door panel upwards in order to
get it off the window ledge. Then you'll need to manipulate the panel
and disconnect the door handle linkage from the door handle and
disconnect the wiring for your controls.
Bring the vehicle into the dealer if you have a sticky gas pedal. This is a TOYOTA PROBLEM.
It easy ! You need a philips and flat screw driver,and a needle nose pliar. Use flat screw driver and pry out the two or three dust covers for the arm rest screws then use philips and remove the screws. Next use the flat screw driver and pry out the black plastic mirror cover from the inside of the door. Pry out the switch with the flat screw driver and disconnect it. On the side of the door panel just above the striker/loch mechanism is this plastic push pull type of a hold in screw. Use flat screw driver to get it to move a little then pull it out with the needle nose. Depending on which door your doing if you have a map folder in the door there are two more screw to remove on the bottom of the door. Now the inside door handle is tricky it comes out in TWO pieces. Use philips and get the only hold down screw you see out.( you may have to pry out a little screw cover first) Now the inside door handle cover is removed by placeing the flat screw driver on the rear of the outside of the cover top and on the outside rear bottom to release the tangs that are holding it onto the panel.Pry it out lightly you may have to place the screw driver over the top of the door release button and pry that way. Don't loose your cool its a pain but it will fall out. Once its removed unhook the panel.
Next lift the plastic cover and remove the door handle hooks and levers . Basically use common sense this is easy stuff. There may be two screws from inside of door panel that keep handle in place . Then work handle loose from outside and inside . reverse for installation.
Thier is a Metal panel behind the door panel.
Both need to be removed
Yes. If your window has fallen down and will not roll up. 99% Chance you car is suffering the Infamous VW plastic clip.
The door panel comes off With a T-10 torx or a Hex (Allen) wrench that will fit and A large Philips Screw Driver..
Remove the Plastic cover on the inside Door handle. And the Screw or Screw along the Bottom of the door panel. Then remove the screws that hold the handle the the door. They are located behind the Plastic plate you removed with a tiny screw driver earlier... Be careful not the mark up the cover whaytprying it up. It is best to pry from underneath. Where marks if made can not be seen
After the screws are out 4 I believe. The Use of a CLip tool ir best. For getting behind the panel to pop it off. A screw driver will work.
After all the clips are released. Pull the light at the bottom of the panel down and out. Disconnect it ur push it back thought the hole it came from..
Now you need a 10mm socket, or wrench to remove the 12 bolts that hold the metal plate to the Door. Remove all the 10mm bolts, If the widow has not already fallen in the door. It should be released. By removing the Black 2" plugs. THe loosen the bolts that clamp the window the the arms. DO NOT LOOSEN THEM ALL the way, . Disconect the all the wiring.. THe Door lock cable,can be a pain. I think it pulls down,. Next remove the Metal plate. that is the regulator.
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.
yes check the middle of the door its attached by a screw some place look for little trap doors and unscrew and or take out motor unit from back to forward too/ Please rate my response Thaank you very much