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Removing front radio panel to install a new radio

I tried to pull the panel but the upper seems to have something not letting me release it.

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On some models it's held on with screws on others you need a plastic trim tool. You'll probably have to go to the dealer for the trim tool but I would check with an auto parts store first because the dealers are so exspensive.

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Front Door Panel Removal/Installation

Special Tools Required


  • KTC trim tool set SOJATP2014
  • Trim pad remover. Snap-on A 177A or equivalent, commercially available
4-door

NOTE: Use the appropriate tool from the KTC trim tool set to avoid damage when prying components.

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  1. If applicable, remove the regulator handle (A) by pulling the clip (B) out with a wire hook (C)
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  1. Remove the inner handle (A). Take care not to scratch the door panel.
  1. Pry out on the upper portion of the cover (B) to release the hooks (C, D), then remove the cover.
  2. Remove the screws.
  3. Pull the inner handle forward and out half-way to release the hook (E).
  4. Disconnect the inner handle rod (F) and power door lock switch connector (G).
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  1. Remove the grip cover (A). To remove the passenger's grip cover, refer to rear door panel removal/installation.
  1. Using a trim tool, pry out the front edge of the cover to release the clips (B).
  2. Pry out along the bottom to release the lower hooks (C).
  3. Pry out along the top to release the upper hooks (D), and release the clip (E) by pulling the cover forward.
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  1. Driver's door: Disconnect the power window switch connector (A) (for some models). Remove the screws from the grip base (B).
  2. Remove the mirror mount cover.
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  1. Release the clips that hold the door panel (A) with a commercially available trim pad remover (B), then remove the door panel by pulling it upward.
Passenger's door: Disconnect the power window switch connector (for some models). Remove the door panel with as little bending as possible to avoid creasing or breaking it.

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  1. Install the door panel in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:
    • Replace any damaged clips.
    • Make sure the connectors are plugged in properly, and the rod is connected properly.
    • Make sure the window and power door locks operate properly.
    • If applicable, install the regulator handle so it points forward and up at a 45 ° angle with the glass fully closed.

Jan 01, 2011 | 2003 Honda Civic

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How do you remove the inside door panel backseat right side of a mercury grand marque 1996


Door Panels REMOVAL & INSTALLATION 1989–91 Vehicles
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. On 1990–91 vehicles, remove the speaker grille.
  3. Remove the retaining screws from the door inside handle cup.
  4. If equipped with armrest courtesy lamps, remove the lens, detach the bulb and wiring assembly from the pull cup and remove the pull cup.
  5. Working through the pull cup opening, disconnect the remote lock rod from the lock knob.
  6. Remove the retaining screw and the remote mirror bezel nut from the power window regulator housing switch plate, if equipped.
  7. Raise the plate to expose the window switch and power door lock switch and disconnect the switches.
  8. Remove the retaining screws from the armrest finish panel.
  9. Remove the retaining screws from the armrest and remove the armrest.
  10. Using a suitable trim pad removal tool, carefully pry the trim panel plastic push pin retainers from the door inner panel. NOTE: Do not use the trim panel to pry the clips from the door inner panel. Replace any bent, damaged or missing push pins.
  11. Disconnect the radio speaker wiring, if equipped.
  12. Remove the trim panel and watershield. To install:
  13. If the door panel is to be replaced, transfer the plastic push pins to the new panel. Make sure that the watershield is positioned correctly to the door sheet metal. Remove the door pull handle from the old panel and transfer to the new one.
  14. Position the door panel loosely to the door belt opening and route the wiring harness through the appropriate access holes in the panel.
  15. Connect the radio speaker, if equipped.
  16. Align the plastic push pins on the door panel to the holes in the door sheet metal and press the pins into place.
  17. Install the armrest and route the window regulator, remote mirror cable and power lock harness through the access hole.
  18. Install the armrest finish panel.
  19. Install the power window regulator switch plate housing to the armrest connecting the power window switch, power door lock switch and remote mirror bezel nut, if equipped, prior to securing the retainer screw.
  20. Connect the lock remote rod to the lock knob retainer boss. NOTE: Make sure that the remote rod is fully seated into the retainer boss, then function manually or with the power switch to ensure smooth operation of the lock knob.
  21. Install the bulb and wiring assembly.
  22. Install the lamp lens, if equipped, and the pull cup.
  23. On 1990–91 vehicles, install the speaker grille.
  24. Connect the negative battery cable. Fig. 1: Front door panel — 1990–91 vehicles 84170064.gif
    Fig. 2: Rear door panel — 1989–91 vehicles 84170065.gif
1992–98 Vehicles
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. If removing the driver's door panel, remove the nut from the outside rearview mirror control switch.
  3. Remove the window regulator switch housing by gently prying up, starting at the front. Fig. 3: Front door panel — 1992–98 vehicles 84170066.gif
    Fig. 4: Rear door panel — 1992–98 vehicles 84170067.gif
    Fig. 5: Remove the window regulator switch housing by gently prying up, starting at the front 89600p08.jpg

  4. Detach all connectors from the switch housing.
  5. Remove the door inside handle cup.
  6. Remove the push pin from the door trim panel upper front extension and remove the screw.
  7. Remove the lower self-tapping screw retaining the door trim panel to the door inner panel. Fig. 6: Detach the switch housing electrical connector and remove the housing 89600p09.jpg
    Fig. 7: Remove the door inside handle cup 89600p01.jpg
    Fig. 8: Remove the screws from the door panel in the front and on the upper extension 89600p02.jpg

  8. On Grand Marquis, pry up the screw covers from the door pull handle and remove the screws and handle.
  9. Lift the door panel upward and snap out the panel. Fig. 9: There are also retaining screws located in the map pocket as well as . . . 89600p03.jpg
    Fig. 10: . . . along the bottom edge of the door panel 89600p04.jpg

  10. Disconnect the necessary wire harnesses and remove the panel. To install:
  11. Connect the wire harnesses to the door panel, as necessary.
  12. Install the door panel by pushing in and down until it snaps into place.
  13. Install all self-tapping screws retaining the door trim panel to the door inner panel.
  14. On Grand Marquis, install the door pull handle, tighten the screws and install the screw covers.
  15. Install the push pin covering screw on the panel upper front extension.
  16. Install the inside door handle cup.
  17. Install the window regulator switch housing and install the nut on the outside rearview mirror control switch, if removed.
  18. Connect the negative battery cable. Fig. 11: Lift the door panel upward and snap out the panel to remove it from the door 89600p05.jpg
    Fig. 12: Rotate the door marker lamp bulb and remove it from the door panel 89600p06.jpg
    Fig. 13: Detach the connectors for the trunklid and fuel door release switches 89600p11.jpg
    Fig. 14: Slide the relay connector off of the door panel and remove the door panel from the vehicle 89600p17.jpg
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Aug 26, 2010 | Mercury Grand Marquis Cars & Trucks

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Cant remove door pannel on driver side 04 gmc seirra


1. Remove the door handle bezel.

2. Insert a flat-bladed tool between the door handle bezel and the trim panel in order to release the handle bezel tab retainers.

3. Remove the door trim panel upper extension.

4. Release the upper extension by pulling outward on the front edge in order to release the upper retainer clips.

5. Remove the upper extension from the trim panel by lifting up and out.

6. Using a suitable flat bladed tool, gently pry the manual lock lever from the door trim panel. Remove the trim panel screw.
*Remove the screw (2) from within the opening where the manual door lock lever resides.
*Remove the screw (3) from the opening in front of the armrest.
*Remove the screw located beneath the map pocket, if equipped.

7. Carefully slide the trim panel up in order to release the retainers from the door. Disconnect the electrical connectors.

Note: the top part of the door panel is not separate from the bottom. The "upper extension" is just the small triangle piece directly behind the mirror on the interior.

Simplified instructions
Remove the bezel around the door handle.
Pry out the manual lock.
Remove the 3 or 4 screws depending on options
Slide the door panel up off of the engagement tabs.

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Mar 16, 2010 | 2004 GMC Sierra 2500

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Diagram on how to take off left door panel on 1998 ford expedition


REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Trim Panel —Front Door, Expedition Removal
  1. NOTE: Release the top portion first.
    Remove the sail panel.
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  1. Remove the window regulator switch plate (14524). 3745193.gif

  1. Disconnect the electrical connectors.
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  1. Remove the upper door trim panel screw. 4b4377b.gif

  1. Remove the door trim panel screw at the window regulator switch plate opening. 149d0a6.gif
  1. Remove the door trim panel screw in the courtesy lamp housing.
    1. Remove the courtesy lamp lens.
    1. Remove the screw. 8fe707b.gif

  1. Remove the inside door handle trim cover. 52f3d0f.gif
  1. Remove the inside door handle.
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    Lift upward and then outward to remove the front door trim panel (23943). d6459fb.gif
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  1. Disconnect the power mirror electrical connector.
Installation
  1. Connect the power mirror electrical connector.
  1. Install the courtesy lamp and socket.
  1. Install the front door trim panel.
  1. Install the inside door handle.
    • Install the bolt.
  1. Install the inside door handle trim cover.
  1. Install the door trim panel screw in the courtesy lamp housing.
    1. Install the screw.
    1. Install the courtesy lamp lens.
  1. Install the door trim panel screw at the window regulator switch plate opening.
  1. Install the upper door trim panel screw.
  1. Connect the electrical connectors.
  1. NOTE: If a new trim panel is required: Some new trim panels have a cut out opening for the window switchplate that is larger than that on the original trim panel. When installing a new trim panel, install the window switchplate in the following sequence to make sure that the switchplate is secured fully into the door trim panel.
    Install the window regulator switchplate.
    • Insert the rear switchplate clip into the trim panel opening.
    • Install the forward and side clips into the trim panel opening.
  1. NOTE: Install the lower portion first.
    Install the sail panel.

Mar 14, 2010 | 1998 Ford Expedition

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How do I replace speakers on a 1994 xj6 ?


Replacement of Front and Rear Door Speakers

Required Tools:

#2 Phillips Screwdriver (magnetic tip is useful)
9 mm Nut Driver
8” or 10” Flat Tip Screwdriver
Small awl or other sharp pointed instrument
Soldering Iron w/solder or 8 to 10 small wire **** splices
8 to 10 small machine screws -- #8 x ¾” or equivalent 8 to 10 small machine screw nuts & flat washers to match
Thread locking compound “Loctite” (optional)
6” wooden dowel of ½” diameter to be used as a drift
Small mallet or hammer

1) Whenever you are attempting to a remove door panel to gain access to the speaker, or any other electrical component, absolutely disconnect the negative battery cable. Battery power is supplied to each door window motor and it’s always prudent to de-energize these circuits before you attempt any panel work.

2) XJ40 door inner panels (front or rear) are comprised of an upper and lower section, which interface to provide complete inner door coverage. Neither panel is difficult to remove nor are any specialized tools required.


3) Remove the Upper Inner Door Panels as follows:

It’s a good idea to store all the removed parts and screws in the adjacent foot well for safekeeping and easy access when you are putting everything back together.

a) Using a small awl (or equivalent), remove the small “square” plastic cover for the inner door lock release mechanism (upper right side when facing inner side of door). It pivots towards the front of the car.

b) Using the #2 Phillips screwdriver, remove the inner door lock release mechanism plastic / chrome escutcheon. It’s held in place by a single machine screw. Pull out on the door lock release mechanism and the escutcheon is easily removed.

c) Using both hands, pull out on the wood veneer panel at the inner door lock release mechanism to provide clearance and slide the panel towards the front of the car. The panel is secured on the left side by slip-in clips and they release easily.

d) Using the #2 Phillips screwdriver, remove the two sheet metal screws on the left side. For the front doors only, lift the bottom of the rubber ventilation boot at the front edge of the door and remove the sheet metal screw. Additionally, for the front door only, use the large flat screwdriver as a lever to ease out the single “fir tree” type press-fit connector. Neither of the rear doors contains these two additional fasteners.

e) Using both hands, lift the upper inner door panel until it releases from the metal ridge along the window line. It doesn’t take much effort to remove the upper panel as it slides off vertically. Store it on the seats for safekeeping.

4) Remove the Lower Inner Door Panels as follows:

a) Using the #2 Phillips screwdriver, remove the sheet metal screw located at the upper edge of the lower panel.

b) Using a ½”small wooden dowel or equivalent drift, place it under the lower edge of the door handle screw access cover. Lightly tap each end of the access cover using the dowel and mallet in an upward direction to release the access cover. These covers can be tight if they have never been removed in the past, but they will release.

c) Using the #2 Phillips screwdriver, remove the sheet metal screw located in the middle of the door handle.

d) Using a small awl or equivalent, remove the bottom door light lens by releasing it from its locator at the rear and sliding it outwards from the door.

e) Using the #2 Phillips screwdriver, remove the lower panel securing sheet metal screw located in the middle of the bottom door light assembly. All sheet metal screw fasteners for the lower panel are now removed.

f) Using both hands (and the large flat screwdriver, if needed), carefully pull off the lower inner door panel by release the series of fir-tree type press-fit connectors along the sides and lower perimeter. Once the panel is removed, it can be laid horizontally on the seat as there is sufficient length of wire bundle to allow this movement. It is not necessary to disconnect the wiring harness, but if desired, the connectors can be released so that the panel can be moved to another more worker friendly location.

5) Remove Door Mounted Speaker as follows:

a) Disconnect the speaker positive and negative conductors by releasing the electrical connector.

b) Using the 9mm Nutdriver, remove the speed clip nut from each of the four (4) speaker fastener studs. Press the nutdriver down firmly to engage the speed nut … do NOT cut away any foam material as it is not necessary.

c) Using the #2 Phillips screwdriver, remove the sheet metal screw immediately to the left (driver side) or right (passenger side) of the speaker as viewed from the back side of the door lower inner panel.

d) Using the #2 Phillips screwdriver, remove the sheet metal screw immediately above the speaker. It is located just below the upper sheet metal screw securing tab on the lower panel … the screw was previously removed in Step 4a.

e) Using the #2 Phillips screwdriver, remove the sheet metal screw immediately to the lower right (driver side) or lower left (passenger side) of the speaker as viewed from the back side of the door lower inner panel.

f) Using the #2 Phillips screwdriver, remove the sheet metal screw immediately to the lower far right (driver side) or lower far left (passenger side) of the speaker as viewed from the back side of the door lower inner panel.

g) Steps 5c, d, e and f will release the speaker / window lift pushbutton panel from the lower door inner panel. Removal of the sheet metal screws will allow the speaker panel to be pulled away from the lower panel by 3” to 4” to facilitate access for speaker removal.

h) With the speaker / window lift pushbutton panel eased back for working clearance, grasp the speaker with one hand while pressing the four (4) speaker studs downward through the foam supporting material. After the studs are clear from the foam material, the speaker can be removed from the panel.

6) Install New Door Mounted Speaker as follows:

Typically, base XJ40 models use 3.5” door speakers while the VDPs will use 4” door speakers. Though I believe it is possible to mount either type in either model.

a) Using the wiring supplied with the new speakers and insulated solderless **** splices, transfer the old speaker wiring electrical connector to the new speaker. Another alternate method is to simply solder the old speaker wires with connector to the new speaker terminals. This is a superior method for electrical continuity and strength of joint … although it does require some soldering skills.

b) Install the new 3.5” speaker by easing back the speaker panel and sliding in the new speaker. Normally, the 3.5” models will mount with only two fasteners.

c) Using two of the small machine screws with flat washers, place these fasteners through the speaker mounting lugs and press them up through the existing holes in the foam supporting material. Secure the screws with flat washers and matching nuts from the back side of the inner door panel. The use of thread locking compound (Loctite) is a nice touch to prevent loosening due to vibration.

d) Re-install the sheet metal screws removed in Steps 5c, d, e and f. This will re-mount the speaker panel. Don’t forget to re-connect the speaker wire connector at the door panel.


7) Re-installation of the inner door lower and upper panels is literally a reverse of the removal procedure. No hidden tricks.

8) Perform Steps 3 through 6 for the other doors and the job is complete.

9) Remove Rear Footwell Mounted Speaker as follows:

This sequence is good for both 4” and 5.25” footwell mounted woofers.

a) Using a small flat screwdriver as a lever, carefully ease off the grill.

b) Using a #2 Phillips screwdriver, remove the four (4) sheet metal mounting screws.

c) Ease out the old speaker and release the electrical connector for the speaker wires.

d) Transfer the old speaker wires and electrical connector to the new speaker using solderless **** splices or by soldering the old leads to the new speaker terminals.

e) Re-connect the speaker wires to the harness by joining the electrical connector.

f) Mount the new speaker and re-attach the necessary sheet metal screws.

g) Press the speaker grill into place.

h) Repeat Steps 9a though 9g for the other footwell speaker.

Mar 10, 2010 | 1994 Jaguar XJ6

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How do i get the tape deck out to install a cd player?


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Example of the special radio removal tool

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Exploded view of the radio mounting and wire connections. Note the rear support and the bracket that it attaches to

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. On 1991-92 models, remove the finish panel from around the radio assembly.
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To remove the radio, insert the removal tool prongs into the release clip access holes (arrows)

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Push in approximately 1 inch (25.4mm) to release the retainer clips, then pull straight out to remove

3. Insert the radio removal tool T87P-19061-A or equivalent, into the radio face.

4.Press in 1 inch (25.4mm) to release the retaining clips, then using the tool as handles, pull the radio out of the instrument panel.

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Disconnect the antenna ...

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... and the electrical wire harness plugs from the back of the radio


  1. Disconnect the antenna and wiring connectors from the radio.
To install:
  1. Connect the wiring and slide the radio into the instrument panel. Ensure that the rear mounting bracket is engaged on the mounting track in the panel.
  2. If removed, install the finish panel
  3. Connect the battery cable.
  4. Check the operation of the radio.

Jan 10, 2010 | 1992 Ford Explorer

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I got a new battery for my audi a-4...now my radio wont turn on. i hear i need a code, but my radio wont even turn on for me to enter it. pep boys checked my fuses and said they are all fine...?


Yours radio has a burnt fuse in back right side of it (10A). You must extract the radio box out from dash panel in order to replace this burnt fuse. You need two special radio keys extracting tools. For Chorus and Concert AUDI radios use T10057 radio release tool:
1. Switch off all electrical equipment.
2. Remove ignition key.
3. Insert two radio release tools T10057 into slots on radio (bottom front side) until they engage.
4. Pointed ends of grips must face outwards.
5. Grasp hold of grips on radio release tool T10057 and pull radio out of dash panel.
6. Release and unplug electrical connectors at radio.
7. Press release tabs on radio and remove radio release tool T10057.
8. Replace the burnt fuse (10A) with new one.
9. Plug in all connectors.
10. Slide radio carefully into dash panel and engage it in mounting frame.

Dec 20, 2009 | 2004 Audi A4

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Electrical problem under dash How do I remove dash?


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Instrument panel upper trim panel

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Instrument panel


  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Disable the Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) system.
  3. Carefully pry upward, using a small, flat-bladed tool, to remove the defroster grille.
  4. Remove the Sunload and Headlamp Auto Control sensors from the defroster grille.
  5. Working through the defroster grille opening, remove 3 upper trim panel retaining screws.
  6. Remove the heater/air conditioning vents from the front of the instrument panel by releasing the tab on each side from inside the vent and pulling out.
  7. Working through the vent openings, remove 4 upper trim panel retaining screws and remove the upper trim panel.
  8. Remove the instrument cluster.
  9. Remove the right and left A/C vent trim panels.
  10. Open the trap door in the rear of the glove compartment and remove the passenger inflatable restraint wiring connector from the retaining clip on the rear of the glove compartment assembly.
  11. Remove the 4 glove compartment-to-instrument panel retaining screws.
  12. Pull the glove compartment assembly outward enough to access the wiring connectors for the glove compartment switches. Label and detach the wiring connectors.
  13. Remove the glove compartment assembly from the instrument panel.
  14. Remove the retaining screws and courtesy lamps from the right and left sound insulators and remove the sound insulators.
  15. Remove the steering column opening filler trim by grasping at the front and rear edges and pulling downward.
  16. Remove the 4 retaining bolts and the steering column opening bracket.
  17. If equipped with full console, remove the console.
  18. If equipped with mini console, remove the radio.
  19. Remove the headlamp switch module.
  20. Remove the 2 bolts and the hood latch release.
  21. Move the driver's seat to its full rearward position.
  22. Remove the steering column.
  23. Remove the 8 instrument panel retaining screws, detach the wiring connector at each side of the instrument panel, and remove the shims at the lower mounting screws.
  24. Remove the instrument panel with the aid of an assistant.
To install:
  1. With the aid of an assistant, position the instrument panel in the vehicle.
  2. Attach the wiring connector at each side of the instrument panel, install the shims and the 8 instrument panel retaining screws.
  3. Install the steering column.
  4. Install the hood latch release with the 2 bolts.
  5. Install the headlamp switch module.
  6. If equipped with mini console, install the radio.
  7. If equipped, install the console.
  8. Install the steering column opening bracket and the steering column opening filler trim.
  9. Install the right and left sound insulators.
  10. Position the glove compartment assembly and attach the wiring connectors to the switches.
  11. Push the glove compartment into place and install the retaining screws.
  12. Place the passenger inflatable restraint wiring connector on the retaining clip on the rear of the glove compartment assembly and close the trap door.
  13. Install the right and left A/C vent trim panels.
  14. Install the instrument cluster.
  15. Position the upper trim panel on top of the instrument panel, making sure the sensors are through the trim panel.
  16. Install the upper trim panel retaining screws through the heater/air conditioning vent openings.
  17. Gently push the heater/air conditioning vents into place.
  18. Install the upper trim panel retaining screws through the defroster grille opening.
  19. Install the Sunload and Headlamp Auto Control sensors to the defroster grille.
  20. Gently push the defroster grille into place.
  21. Enable the SIR system.
  22. Connect the negative battery cable.

Dec 01, 2009 | 1995 Cadillac DeVille

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When i try to open the door it wont move the bottom latch releases but the top wont and i cna get to it to try to remove it


Section 501-14A: Handles, Locks, Latches and Mechanisms 1997 F-150, F-250 Workshop Manual REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Latch, Rear Door — Upper Removal
  1. Remove the rear door trim panel; refer to Section 501-05 .
  1. Remove the rear door radio speaker.
    1. Remove the four radio speaker screws.
    1. Disconnect the electrical connector.
    1. Remove the rear door radio speaker.
  1. Carefully peel off the rear door watershield.
  1. Disconnect the upper rear door latch cable.
    1. Lift the clip.
    1. Pull to release the cable from its seated position.
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  1. Remove the upper rear door latch.
    1. Remove the three screws.
    1. Pull the upper rear door latch and the cable up through the door latch opening.
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