How to remove inside right door panel?
In the area of the armrest and pull handle, there will be one or two (possibly more) small plugs that hide screws. Find those, carefully pry them out with something relatively soft so you do not damage them, then use a screwdriver to remove the Phillips head screws. Check the remainder of the panel for any other screws. One should be on the small panel behind the inside door handle. Pry that one out, remove the screw, then gently manipulate that small panel around the door handle to remove it. Now you have to pop loose multiple plastic push-in connectors around the perimeter of the door panel. Do this using a wide, flat pry tool. It is best to lightly pry at the bottom outside corner first, while holding a light so you can see the closest plug. Then pry directly beside that, so as to put minimal pressure on the panel backing. Gently pry until the first plug pops loose. From there, simply slide the tool each way slowly while gently tugging the panel outward, and when you get to each plug, pry until it pops. Move around the bottom, front and back until all plugs have popped loose. Now you should be ready to remove the panel, but be careful. There will be wires to the power window/door lock buttons, and you will have to lift up on the panel to 'pop' it out of the groove next to the window. Take your time, pull/push up to pop it loose by the window, then carefully look behind for wire connections. Each will have a small tab that has to be pried out gently before pulling the connector loose. Be sure to support the panel well while doing all this (a helper is very valuable here). One last word: Do NOT force anything. If something won't move, take the time to look around, using a flashlight and even one of those mirror on a flex neck thingies. If you break something, you may be cursed with a rattle for a very long time! Good luck!
Jul 18, 2014 |
2000 Chrysler Cirrus