Window seems to be jammed by a small rock. Need to remove door panel to get at it.
It seems like there is a small rock jammed inside the driver's side power window. The window will only go up so far and then stops. I did notice what sounded like a grinding sound against the window when I open and close the window. I need to know how to remove the door panel in order to access the window so that I can remove the jam.
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By what your describing your problem is the window regulator is bad.The regulator is cable operated and is probably broke or twisted causing it to only roll up to the point of the problem.As for removing the door panel,there's a screw under the arm rest,have to remove mirror cover,door lock knob,cover on inside door handle.Then hold on to arm rest lift door panel up gently and it will come off.Their are plastic hooks on the inside of door panel that hook onto the door so be careful because you can brake them off if you yank on the panel
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Remove mirror mount cover assembly.
Remove inside door handle cup (22634).
Remove door lock control bezel.
Remove window control bezel.
Remove interior lamp lens.
Remove screw from interior lamp assembly body.
Remove screw from window control bezel opening.
Disconnect mirror, lock switches and memory seat on driver side from bezels and wire harness.
Disconnect window switches from window bezel and wire harness.
Lift front door trim panel (23942) vertically, out of weatherstrip and over lock rod.
Disconnect interior lamp (13776) from wire harness.
Remove front and rear door trim retention hooks into door inner panel.
To install, reverse Removal procedure, paying special attention when inserting inner door trim into weatherstrip. Rock inner door trim into weatherstrip and push downward until lower trim belt character ditch lines up with score mark on inner door panel.
General instructions for door panel removal; Door panels are attached to the door frame with clips such as the one above. The ribbed, screw-like part of the clips are inserted into holes in the door frame around the perimeter of the sides and bottom of the panel Auto Repair Mechanics How to Remove Car Door Panel
The video shows details of door panel removal. First locate all the screws on the door panel, usually at the door handle and door rest. Look for any hidden screws that may be covered with small plastic caps.
After all screws are removed, the side and bottom clips need to be popped out of the door frame. You can purchase a set of trim tools to pop the clips, or you can use flat blade screw drivers and a flat putty knife to pop the clips out. Sometimes the clips break, but they are replaceable. Once the sides and bottom are loose, the top of the panel is loosened by lifting up on the panel, disengaging the panel from the top track on the door frame. Be careful of wiring connectors, which will have to be disconnected to completely remove the panel.
Start by first removing the electric window switch. You only need to pry it off from the arm-rest using a flat-end screw-driver. Then remove the arm rest. It has screws covered by small plastic inserts. Remove also the plastic plate in the door lever, it has only one small single screw. Use the flat-end screw-driver to pry off the door panel at the edges. Then gently lift up the door panel. Disconnect the window switch by unplugging it from the inside wires. Installation is reverse of removal.
Remove the sail panel,the little panel on inside of door at the mirror.
Remove the window regulator switch plate, pry up on the front of it with a small pick or screw driver. Disconnect the electrical connectors.
Remove the top door trim panel screw that is behind the sail panel you removed.
Remove door trim panel screw at window regulator switch plate opening.
Remove door trim panel screw in the courtesy lamp housing. Remove the courtesy lamp lens.Remove the screw.
Remove the inside door handle trim cover.
Remove the bolt.
Remove the inside door handle.
Lift upward to remove the front door trim panel.
Remove the courtesy lamp.
Turn the courtesy lamp bulb socket one quarter turn and remove.
Disconnect the power mirror electrical connector.
Remove the three outside rear view mirror nuts.
Remove the mirror.
First you remove the window switch assy by prying in and up at the back of the assy. By assy I mean window and door lock bezel and all. The place where you grab ahold to close the door will have 1 maybe 2 screws (can't remember) also under the switch assy I think there is a screw. Some have a screw under the red reflector at the rear of the door. Remove the triangle shaped trim piece at the front top of door panel. Remove the bezel from around the inside door handle. Using a screwdriver (flat tip) at the bottom of the door panel pry the panel out enough to see the clips and pry next to the clip. These clips are strong and you have to pry hard.
alot of cars and mount door panels the same ways . if look were fingers grab the door to close it and were arm rests you will see small plastic plugs remove the plugs and you will see screws remove the screws. also were the widow swicth is remove and look behind it . also open door all up and look in door jam for other fasteners when all screws are removed then trie to pull at bottom of panel while pulling look between door and panel some cars pull out and some cars lift up . once u get loose then u lift up to remove from sill of door. then disconnect any electrical connectors. sounds like window linkage hitting door handle linkage inside the door.
chances are, the motor is fine. the regulators break all the time though. You can install it yourself with a little common knowledge. First obtain a new regulator for the respective door from your local dealer. To begin, remove the door panel. use a small screw driver to pry off the wood trim at the top portion of the door panel starting from the rear and moving forward. then pry out the small cover by the door pull as well as the 2 covers underneath the armrest. use a T-20 torx driver to remove the 5 hidden screws. then pry the door panel off of the door being careful not to ruin the clips or tug on the wiring. set the panel aside.
now you will need to remove the side airbag (if applicable)using a 10mm socket. release the locking tab on the plug by prying it up approx. 1/4 inch, and then pull the plug out of its connector. be careful not to turn the key on with this unplugged or the airbag light will be tripped on. if you must , re install the plug so that the computer can "see" it.
Now remove the vapor barrier using a razor blade. be careful not to rip it. once the inside of the door is exposed you should remove the 3 T-30 torxes on the window motor. then tilt the motor out of its bracket and remove it. you may have to pry at it depending on how tight the cable tension is. Now that the regulator is left in the door you have to remove it.
lift the window by hand up in the door until you can see the two 8mm screws attaching it to the regulator through the 2 rectangular slots in the regulator arms. if the window is jammed down and will not move, use a pair of **** or wire cutters to cut the cable to free it up. now remove those 2 8mm screws and push the window back and up into the door where it goes when you roll it up all the way. now remove the 5 10mm screws holding the regulator to the door.
install the new regulator into the door and bolt it in place. pull the window down and install the 2 8mm screws. re install the motor, vapor barrier, and airbag. then press the door panel back onto the door and bolt it back in, and finally install all of the covers.