Question about 2006 Toyota RAV4

1 Answer

Any suggestions on exactly how to remove door panel?

I'm trying to replace my side mirror, but I need specific advice as to HOW to remove the door panel without breaking anything. Thanks.

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Contributor
  • 36 Answers

First, make sure there are no screws still in the door. Sometimes they are covered with a cap that makes them not visible as screws. You can pry off the caps and then use a screwdrive to remove them. After that, I suggest that you gat a long handle flat head screw driver, put masking tape over the head (to keep it from scratching anything on your door panel) and then slide it between the door panel and the door frame. You wil need to slide it around to find the lastic clips that connect it to the door frame and then apply pressure by pulling the screw driver up against the door panel. This should release the clip...YOU MAY BREAK A FEW CLIPS, but don't worry, your local toyota dealer will sell you as many as you need, and I've noticed that even AutoZone sells them near their hardware section in the store. You will need to keep some outward pressure on the door to pry it away from the fram and that should do it... After it is all pulled away you will probably have to slide it up out of the windw track and you should be all set. Hope this helps... Good Luck!!

Posted on Feb 11, 2009


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Jeep Cherokee side mirror install

You have to remove the door panel to access the mounting bolts. Once you remove the screws that secure the handle and other components from the door panel, the panel will pop off when you pull it outward. The top of the panel will come off when you push up after lossening the bottom and side clips. There a flat tool that is used to release these clips, but they do break when you try to remove them, but are easily purchased at any auto center.
There are three bolts to remove the mirror. If you have the rare heated rear view mirror option, you'll have to disconnect the harness before removing the mirror.

May 22, 2010 | 2000 Jeep Cherokee

1 Answer

I need to replace the passenger side mirror on my '99 Accord. It has power widows/locks. I have the replacement piece in full, but hesitate to begin removing the door panel w/o some knowledgeable advice....

you have to remove the door panel and upholestry as well as the side shield blocking the bolts to the mirror.

1.)remove door upholestry by unscrewing the screws,
  • under a hide cap by the door handle,
  • under the door opening lever
  • and some other places Look closely
  • remove the clips by prying the panel back.
  • remove electrical jacks connecting to the switches of the door
2.)remove the side shield blocking the bolts to the mirror

install new mirror.

Mar 04, 2010 | 1999 Honda Accord

1 Answer

Replacing mirror on 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette

you'll need to remove your door panel (screws are by the door handle, arm rest, under door and side of door) and remove the cover adjacent to your mirror to remove the bolts to remove the mirror.

Aug 12, 2009 | 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette

1 Answer

I can't figure out how to remove the toggle from the door panel for the drivers side door mirror.

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. Then you'll need to remove the cover just beside the mirror and you should be able to get to the cables

May 20, 2009 | 1996 Pontiac Grand Am

2 Answers


Strange my 2006 does not require the door panel removal at all. There is a small triangular panel that specifically covers the bolts (10mm) that hold the mirror in place. There are 3 total and a quick electrical connect that need to be removed / disconnected. On my car this panel houses a tweeter.
Carefully pop the panel off with a screwdriver, remove the 3 nuts and disconnect the electrical. Replace in reverse order

Apr 05, 2009 | 2005 Scion xA

1 Answer

Door panel removal

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

Feb 11, 2009 | 1999 Pontiac Bonneville

2 Answers

Replace 97 Camry passenger side mirror

If you pull off the triangular black plastic trim behind the mirror, you will see the mirror wiring. If there is no plug, you will have to pull off the door panle. .....SOME Japanese cars have the plugs, but not all of them...Americian built cars do not. They are different.

Feb 09, 2009 | 1997 Toyota Camry

1 Answer

Replacing passenger side miror

need to replace the exterior mirror on the passenger side. How do I remove the mirror from the out side. all the wiring is out Just need advice on how to take of the existing mirrow and replace it with a new one. Does the inside panel need to come off, how many bolts are needed for removal.


Dec 29, 2008 | 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe

1 Answer

Replacing a drivers side mirror

There is a panel on the inside of the door where the mirror is.
That has to come off.
In some cases the door panel has to come off also.
Under the mirror panel there are nuts that hold the mirror on. Remove the nuts unplug the harness and install the new one.

Oct 07, 2008 | 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Not finding what you are looking for?
2006 Toyota RAV4 Logo

100 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Toyota Experts


Level 3 Expert

77202 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22265 Answers

Jeffrey Turcotte
Jeffrey Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8755 Answers

Are you a Toyota Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides