Cant figure out how to remove the door panel to fix my door
I have removed all the screws but i cant seem to figure out how to remove the door panel to get to my door handle, i dont want to break anything on it anymore than what it already is but i need to fix my handle i can see rivits in the door but im not sure if i need to break them or drill them out or simply just go around them
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Re: Cant figure out how to remove the door panel to fix...
After you have made sure that all the screws are out there are little christmas tree looking clips that hold the door paned on. Just pull out on the panel, then push up on the panel and release the top.
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To remove the door panel, remove any screws that are in the vicinity of pull handles and door pockets. These screws will be under little trim covers that you need to prise off to get to their heads. Look for the screws around the edge of the panel and also the screw in the latch release handle recess.
The lock knob, if there is one there, will have to be screwed off and then carefully work your way around the door, freeing the panel's clips from their holes in the door frame. (Doot panels are brittle and clip break out easily).
Finally the panel will probably have to be lifted out if the window slot. (If the panel does not come off, work out what is retaining it and remove that screw or slide it off the clip that is still holding the panel. Disconnect any electrical plugs behind the panel. Under the panel you will find a plastic dust sheet that is stuck to the door frame, remove this carefully, you will have to replace it before replacing the panel.
ther are acorn or christmas tree clips some people call them around the bottom of the door. There are also two large philips head screws located behind the armrest and if you have a pull strap for closing the door there may be two there as well. there is also a screw that holds the trim for the door handle itself.
remove the crews from the seat and then tilt the seat to the back u
dont have to take the seatbelt screw out. remove the screws holding the
door handle and then get a screwdriver (flat) bend the tip 2" and use
it to take the panel out open the panel and remove the cover that is
tape to the door locate a bar that will have a cover (white) hold and
move to the left the door will open take the handle out and check it!
It is not easy to do.However if you are mechanicialy inclined you can get the job done. You have to take your time and look at the door.there are screws hidden by plastic covers you have to remove them to gain access to the screws,once you take them out gently pull on the panel to feel the restance there are platic fasteners behind the panel,usually lifting stright up you can pull the door panel off then you can do your thing.
If you have power windows start by disconnecting your negative battery cable. Then you need to locate and remove the screws that hold your door handles in place (they may be hidden by snap in, or snap on clips). Once you remove the screws that hold the door handles, remove any wire connectors to the handles, if they're not power you will need a small hook (kinda like a knitting needle) to remove the window crank. A manual window crank is held in place by a clip on the base. Slide the hook behind the base and remove the clip. The door panel itself, is held on by snap in clips, and you will need a small pry bar to pull them from the door (try to gat as close to, or directly under the clips to prevent them from tearing out of the door panel). Once the clips are removed from the door, pull the panel upward to remove it from the door.
Install in reverse.
I hope this helps you, and I wish you luck on your repair.
hello,seems you have a sticky siding maybe because of plastic clips,try to insert a plastic wedge siding and door,pull the lower part and lift a bit,observe the movement of siding,how about the screw in lower armrest,press off the cover,then look for screw,be sure no screw are fitted,ty
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
You have to remove "hidden" screws where the inner door handle is. There may be more. Usually they're covered up with caps. Look for round caps on the panel. Remove the caps and you'll find mounting screws. Clean the runners that the door rides on. There may be dirt and what not keeping the door from closing all the way. Clean your door latch and re-lube them.