I am posting this before I go breaking something and losing my mind. I have a 1994 2 door and am trying to remove the driver side door panel. I have removed the screws around the outside perimeter and have also removed the screw under the lock mechanism but the panel still won't budge around the middle. Are there just plugs holding it in place and it needs a little persuasion to come off, or am I still missing something?
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Tom, yes, it would wreck the panel with out doing so.
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If you have removed all of the screw from around the door handle and ect, there are little plastic clips that also hold the door panel to the door. There is a tool out there to do this that keeps you from breaking the clips but you probably do not have one. You can also take a medium straight screw driver and gently in the bottom corner slip it in there and slowly start to pry the panel lose, as you are doing this look to see where the clips are and get your screw driver behind them to minimize breakage. If you do happen to break them you can go to an auto parts store and get replacements.
Also make sure that in the handle there are a couple places where you have to remove a "cap" to get at the screws.
lose the handel bars by se and push to the rigt way.
unsrew al srew on cover some are insde the door handel. the juice a flat dirver or som flat thing to remow the panel.then push it up and out it gows.
You'll need to 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. If needed, you can pull back the weather seal
(can't reuse it, but it's not that important) and you will be able to
access everything inside the door
easy.......there r bolts (like 6 or so) that u need to undo. U have to take off the door handle cover and the grasp handle on the door and the triangle cover up by the mirror and disconnect any power windows or locks. When you are positive u have all the screws out and no electrical cords are connected through the door, just pull (gently) on the clamps that hold the panel on. Go around the door and carefully pull them out one or two at a time because you don't want to break any.
Best thing to do is go to Auto Zone and buy some extra door panel clips, the old ones will most likely break and when you try to place the door panel back on you can't. The clips are not that expensive and Auto Zone can give you the step by step instructions and tell you what tools your going to need to remove the old clips with out damaging the door panel. If you don't want to buy the door panel tool, Auto Zone also has a tool loner program.
Good luck and hope this helps. If you need instructions, keep me posted and be glad to help.
look on the bottom of the door panel and there should be phillips head screws..if not there are cheap plastic pins that hold it on..if so stick a small flathead in between the door and the panel and pry it gently as not to break the panel an/or the pins...once one is off gently pull the panel back and you will see what else needs to come off
you will need to remove the door panels and see why the linkage from the handle to the latch is not operating. Often, the linkages are held on by thin metal clips or nylon bushings that break over time.