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Do I need to remove the door panel to replace the passenger side mirror assembly on my 2004 kia spectra?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
There are plastic clips that hold the door panel inplace .. First look for any hidden screws near the door handle . there might be a little plastic cover that you need to remove with a small screw driver to find the screws.. look under the handle also to see if there are any hidden screws . next take a flat blade screw driver and start at the bottom corner and try gently prying the door panel off . try to stay close to the plastic clips not to damage them by prying real hard .. once you have snapped them loose all the way around .. lift up on the door panel to remove it from around the window lip and out it should come.. holler if you have any problems.. usually The mirrors on the chevys are up above the panel and there is a triangle plastic cover over it on the inside .. it will pry off also gently and there are 3 nuts there that need to be removed .. use caution these fall behind the door panel ... holler if you need more. Jerry
Posted on Apr 24, 2009
SOURCE: remove door panel
Disconnect your negative battery cable. Locate and remove the screws
that hold your interior door handles in place (they may be hidden by
snap in, or snap on clips). Remove the interior door handles, then
disconnect the wire clips to the switches. Your panel is held in place
by snap in clips; use a small pry bar to pull them from the door (try
to get as close to, or directly under the clips to prevent them from
tearing out of the door panel). Once the clips are pulled, pull the
panel upward to remove it from the door.
Install in reverse.
Posted on May 25, 2009
SOURCE: replacing passenger side mirror
no the door pannel does not need to come off but there is a triangle shaped plastic trim pannel above the door pannel that needs to be removed to access the mounting bolts.
Posted on May 28, 2009
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.
Posted on Aug 14, 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. 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. Then you can access the bolts that secure the mirror onto the door
Posted on Sep 29, 2009
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