Question about 2006 Toyota Prius
I need to replace the rear spoiler on my 2006 Prius and can't figure out how to remove the interior panel(s) to get at the spoiler fastners.
The black plastic is removed my prying away from the hatch, start with the most bottom piece.
the instructions in the owners book for changing the lamps shows this as well.
there are many pop style plastic fasteners
Posted on May 28, 2009
First off you will need to go to the dealer and buy i think its twelve plastic compression screw the little plastic pieces that slide into the panel and you push through the holes in the frame either use a thin flat head screw driver or sears or most auto part stores will will sell an interior panel removal tool for about five to six bucks use that just start on one side of the panel and slowly work you way around it will just pop right off
Posted on Sep 23, 2009
My 96 Camry LE has 9 attachments that are visible. Some have plastic caps covering the screws; others do not. There are screws at the door handle, at the forward portion(with covers) when the door is open and the back edge (small covers). As I recall, there are several friction type fasteners around the perimiter of the panel that can be removed by prying carefully away from the metal portion of the door to free up the trim panel. Once these are loose, the trim around the inside door release handle (the one you pull to open the door) can be pryed in a backward motion. Then the entire panel can be removed by pulling upward and backward at the same time (it easier to do this with the window down). Then it is a matter of disconnecting the wires attached to the various controls for the electric windows and door locks to free up the panel itself. There is probably a plastic skin covering the metal portion of the door. Carefully pull that away to expose the inner workings of the door latch mechanisim. The rest of the procedure should become easy to figure out. I have not removed the exterior door handle itself; but it is a simple mechanism as I recall. Best of luck to you.
Posted on Mar 04, 2009
remove phillips scew and the door handle. remove padded arm rest on the door by lifting it up, and remove 2 screws. You can use a panel tool to remove the plastic toggle like pins holding the panel border in. Be as gentle as possible they may break due to becoming brittle.
Posted on Apr 06, 2009
You'll need a torx bit for the bottom screws. The door handle comes apart (using a screw driver) to expose 2 phillips screws holding the door handle to the door, after you get those out, pop the rest of the push clips out by firmly pulling on the door panel near the bottom, There may also be another screw on the TOP Front (near the mirror) very small phillips. Once you have the door panel loose, lift UP on the door panel to remove. Once you get that panel off, you'll have to remove all the other screws to get the window regulator out (lots of 10mm bolts). Unclip / unconnect the connections etc..
Posted on Jul 11, 2009
on the inside trim, you can remove 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.pull back the weather seal and you'll be able to get to the track
Posted on Sep 14, 2009
There are insert in the door that hold the panel on, you can get a tool to help you remove the panel at your local auto parts store. This will help prevent damage. You also have to remove the armrest and once retainers are loosened at the bottom and armrest is remove slide door panel up. No problem but be careful not to damage panel.
Posted on Sep 18, 2009
you must carefully pop off the door plastic clips using a screwdriver and prying gently until they pop out , also remove the screws under any small round plastic screw cover inserts and in the plastic door handle area
Posted on Sep 19, 2009
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