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Under armrest are two large philips screws. remove these and the panel will fall off.

Alternatively, one screw may be acccessed from the top down on the arm rest, remove small access circle, or tray insert.

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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there's a cable that runs from the door mech up to the top latch, need to pull down on this cable to release the top latch. Only way I could pull down enough to release was through the hole just left of the opening for the mech...cable is attached to the door frame with plastic tie wrap...pop this out so the cable is free in there and then just pry down with a screwdriver...make sure your pulling the handle at the same time. Once the door is open, it's easy to see what happening, most likely the cable is stretched out too much. I just ordered the part from Ford, the cable and top latch come as one part...about $60.

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SOURCE: How to remove drivers door panel from 1997 Cadillac Deville.

try to look at stress point on door by handle normally two screws and under neath panel to screws also disconnect side panel for side mirror door of using panel popper

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SOURCE: remove rear door panel on x type jaguar

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

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How do I remove the front driver side power window switch on a 2008 Buick Enclave



Armrest Door Pull

Remove Rubber Cover

Remove 10mm *****
The first step is to pry out the plastic trim plate behind the chrome colored door release handle using a small flathead screwdriver.Then remove the 10mm ***** behind the plate using a ratcheting wrench with an extension bar attached.
Next pry out the rubber cover at the bottom of the door pull located in the center of the arm rest. Use a Torx T-25 (star bit) screwdriver to remove the two screws.
Remove Torx T25 Screws

2 T-25 Torx & 1 10mm *****

Pry Up Arm Rest Panel
Use a flathead screwdriver to pry up the rear of the plastic arm rest panel. There is a plastic hook at the front of the panel, so only pry it up from the rear edge.
Lift Rear End First

Plastic Hook At Front of Panel

Power Window Connector
After you lift out the arm rest panel, you'll need to disconnect the power connector for the window and door lock switches.
Push Connector Release Tab

Power Connector Unplugged

Two More T25 Screws
Push on the release tab with a flathead screwdriver and pull out the power window / door lock connector.Use a Torx T25 screwdriver to remove the two screws located below the arm rest panel.
Remove T25 Torx Screws

Outer Edge of Panel

Push In Center of Fastener
Then move to the outer edge of the door panel and locate the two small round fasteners. Use a small screwdriver to pop in the center pins of the two fasteners.
Pull Out Plastic Rivet

Black Plastic Fastener Removed

Remove Lower Fastener
Pull out the two plastic rivet fasteners and set them aside in a safe place.
Pull Panel Away From Door

White Plastic Pop Rivets

Pull Off Sail Panel
Grab the door pull in the arm rest and tug it towards yourself to disengage the pop rivet friction fasteners that hold the panel to the door frame.Move to the top corner of the door panel and pry off the triangular "sail" panel. On some vehicles, the sail panel contains the tweeter speaker.
Lift Panel Off Door Lock

Pull Out Door Pull Cable
Lift the door panel off the door lock button and tilt the top of it out towards yourself.Use a pair of needle nose pliers to gently lift the metal ball at the end of the door opener cable out of the mechanism.
Disconnect the door cable from the back side of the door panel.
Door Pull Cable Removed

Disconnect Power Mirror
Then disconnect the power connector for the side view mirror by lifting up on the release tab. Slide the power connector off the plastic anchor on the metal door frame.
Slide Connector Off Anchor

Unlock Connector

Connector Detached
Look behind the door panel and locate the large wire connector with the pink lever lock. Swing the lever open to unlock the connector and separate it from the socket.


Door Panel Removed

Power Window Motor

10mm Bolts
Now the door panel can be completely removed by lifting it up and off the door frame.To replace the power window motor, remove the 10mm bolts.
Stock OEM Door Speaker

Remove 7mm *****
The stock "OEM" speaker is held in place by a single 7 mm *****. Remove it with a socket and ratcheting wrench.
Pry Off OEM Speaker

Speaker Removed

Disconnect Power Plug
If the speaker is stuck to the door frame, gently pry it off with a small flathead screwdriver.Disconnect the speaker's power plug by pressing the release tab with the small flathead screwdriver.
Fits 5.25", 6.5", 6.75"

Re-installing Door Panel
According to the Crutchfield website, the 2008 to 2012 Chevrolet Malibu's front door speakers can be replaced withaftermarket speakers in the following sizes: 5 1/4", 6 1/2" or 6 3/4" speakers with the use of a bracket.If you'd like to reduce road noise, make your car quieter and also improve the sound from your speakers, I'd recommend applying some Dynamat Sound Deadener on to the metal door frame.
Re-Attach To Anchor

Plug In Power Side View Mirror

Re-Insert Power Connector
To re-install the door panel, first hold the panel close to the door frame before re-connecting the large wire plug. Swing the pink lever closed to lock it in place.Slide the socket for the power side view mirror back on to its anchor and insert the power plug.
Lock Power Connector

Pink Lever Locked

Re-Insert Door Pull Cable Ball
Insert the metal ball at the end of the door opener cable back in to the door handle mechanism.Slide the black plastic cone part of the cable back into the slot in the door opener assembly.
Door Opener Cable Reinstalled

Hang Door Panel On Frame
Gently lower the door panel down on to the edge of the door frame with the door lock switch through the opening at the top.
Line Up White Plastic Fasteners

Push On Sail Panel

Push Door Panel In Place
Move to the bottom of the door panel and line up the white plastic pop rivet fasteners with the holes in the metal door frame.Push all around the door panel to re-insert the pop rivet fasteners.
Re-attach the sail panel at the top corner of the door frame.
Push Panel Flush Against Frame

Insert Side Edge Fasteners

Insert Larger Piece First
Next move to the side edge of the door panel and first re-insert the larger piece of the two fasteners. Then insert the smaller "pin" piece of the fastener into the middle of the larger piece.
Insert Small "Pin" Piece

Install Lower Edge Fastener

Tighten 2 T25 Torx Screws

Re-Attach Power Connector

Insert Front Hook First
Insert and tighten the two Torx T-25 screws located under the arm rest.Re-attach the power connector to the plastic arm rest panel.
First insert the hook at the front of the arm rest panel and then snap the rear end in place.
Pop Arm Rest Panel In Place

Tighten 2 T25 Screws

Replace Rubber Cover
Insert and tighten the two T25 Torx screws into the door pull cup. Then replace the rubber cover over the two screws.
Tighten 10mm Door Handle *****

Replace Door Handle Trim Plate

Malibu Door Panel Replaced
Replace the 10mm ***** that goes above and behind the door opener handle and tighten it. Pop in the plastic trim plate behind the door handle.

Apr 10, 2016 | Buick Cars & Trucks

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My 2008 chevy impala power window on the driver side will not raise. When you depress the switch, it tries to work. But when you try to raise the window, the switch seems to have no power. What can


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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.

May 26, 2014 | 2008 Chevrolet Impala

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Remove door panel on 2008 Chrysler Sebring to replace window switch





This pic is of a door panel retainer that hold the panel onto the inner door frame. They are typically placed on the sides and bottom of the door panel. The top of the door panel slides downward into a channel on the top of the door frame.
The first step is to locate all screws on the door panel and remove them. Usually the screws are in the door handle to hold the handle in place. Look for other locations for screws. SOmetimes the screws have button covers that hide the screw head.
After all screws are out , take a wide blade screw driver or you can purchase a tool for door panel removal, and insert the screw driver inbetween the panel and the door, and pry these fasteners out all around the panel. Once the panel is free on the side and bottom, lift up on the panel to disengage it from the top channel. Be careful of the wiring behind the panel. You may have to unplug the wire connectors to remove the panel further.
These panel fasteners become brittle and may break when they are popped out. They are avaiable at auto parts stores. Just take one with you to match up, since there are several differnt sizes.

May 04, 2014 | 2008 Chrysler Sebring

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Removing rear interior panals


Remove one Phillips screw from leading edge of door panel (near latch). Remove small cap behind the door handle, inside another Phillips screw - remove screw and then the cup behind the handle. Look down in arm rest and there is another Phillips screw. Last screw is behind the approximately 1 1/2 inch plug on front upper corner of panel. At this point, gently pry around lower edge and sides - there are either five or six clips pressed into the door frame. Once all are disengaged, gently swing the bottom of the panel out and lift off the top edge of door next to window opening. Once panel is off door, gently remove the control plug from the door lock/window control on the rear of panel. Install in reverse order
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May 04, 2013 | 2005 Mazda Tribute

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2000 TOYOTA FRONT DOOR PANEL


Hi Joseph, Pull the lever for the door release open and behind it you will see a Philips machine screw. Behind it you will see a plastic swivel clip which must be released from the operating rod. Release that and remove the rod from its location. Insert a long Philips screw driver into the holes under the arm rest and remove the deep screws. (two or three, depending on the model and interior furnishings). Gently pry up the window cluster switch control from the arm rest. Detach the electrical socket by pressing on the lock release. Sneak into the kitchen and borrow the pastry knife, slipping it under your shirt or concealing it in any appropriate place, take it out to the vehicle while keeping a good look out just in case. Take the flat bladed knife from its hiding place and slide it between the door frame and the bottom of the panel. Lift it very gently towards you until you hear a pop sound. Continue along the bottom of the panel and up the sides. Once loose, lift the panel upwards and over the door locking button. Assembly is opposite. Ps, Remember to get the knife back before anyone notices that it's gone. Regards John

Sep 09, 2012 | 2000 Toyota 4Runner

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I need help on removing door panel on 2000 Dodge Caravan - window fell in dorr and I can not seem to get the panel off. Any suggestions?


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FRONT DOOR TRIM PANEL
REMOVAL
Using a trim stick (available from parts stores), pry courtesy lamp from door trim.
Disconnect wire connector from courtesy lamp.
If equipped, remove screws attaching door assist handle to inner door panel.
If equipped, remove screw attaching door pull cup to inner door panel.
If equipped, remove screws attaching trim panel to door from below map pocket.
If equipped, remove window crank.
Using a trim stick, remove screw cover from switch panel.
Remove screws attaching switch panel to door trim.
Remove power accessary switch from door trim Front Door Switch Panel
Disconnect power switch from wire connector.
If equipped, using a small, flat bladed pry tool, remove memory seat/mirror switch and disconnect wire connector Memory Seat/Mirror Switch
If equipped, remove screw holding door trim to door panel from behind inside latch release handle.
Disengage clips attaching door trim to door frame around perimeter of panel Front Door Trim Panel
Lift trim panel upward to disengage flange from inner belt molding at top of door.
Tilt top of trim panel away from door to gain access to latch linkage.
Disengage clip attaching linkage rod to inside latch release handle Inside Door Handle Linkage
Separate linkage rod from latch handle.
Remove front door trim panel from vehicle.
INSTALLATION
Hold top of trim panel away from door to gain access to latch linkage.
Place linkage rod in position on latch handle.
Engage clip to hold linkage rod to inside latch release handle.
Place front door trim panel in position on door.
Install trim panel into inner belt molding at top of door.
Install clips to attach door trim to door frame around perimeter of panel.
If equipped, install screw to attach door trim to door panel behind inside latch release handle.
If equipped, connect power switch into wire connector.
Place power accessary switch in position on door trim.
Connect wire connector into memory seat/mirror switch and install switch into trim panel.
Install screws to attach accessary switch panel to door trim.
Install screw cover into switch panel.
If equipped, install window crank.
If equipped, install screws to attach trim panel to door inside map pocket.
If equipped, install screw to attach door pull cup to inner door panel.
If equipped, install screws to attach door assist handle to inner door panel.
Connect wire connector into courtesy lamp.
Install lamp in door trim.

Feb 02, 2012 | 2000 Dodge Caravan

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How to open passenger side door panel


Difficult to describe without pictures & illustrations.
1. The door handle is two-piece and the top piece is pryed off/out with a small screwdriver (needs to be removed in order to access two phillips screws behind it.. one at the top and another at the bottom).
2. The door release handle (inside cover) also has a small square cover that needs to be removed to access another phillips head screw behind it... then the cover pops out.
3. Below the arm-rest, there are two more cosmetic plugs covering two more (larger) phillips head screws which must be removed as well
4. The tweeter speaker (forward upper corner of the door is also 'popped' out to allow lifting the panel out of the door frame.
5. Now, there are approx four (4) more screws which need to be removed (covered by cosmetic bottons) three (3) aft and one (1) (possibly 2) forward.
6. Finally, the door panel is held in place by several pop-in round clips. Start prying at the bottom of door panel to start popping them loose & work your way upward to the top of the door panel... once all pop-in clips are popped out, you can now LIFT on the panel to remove it from the door frame. -- careful with the wire harness & connectors inside the door panel & cavity.

Oct 03, 2009 | 2003 Hyundai Tiburon

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Need info on how to remove driver side door panel. I'm trying to install a new electric window assembly on a 02 Dodge Caravan Thank You Dave


I can give you generic info on how door panels are fastened and removed. I hope this helps. The outer perimeter of the panel is held in place on the sides and bottom by push-in fasteners that match holes in the door frame. These fasteners have button heads that attach to the back side of the panel, and the have ribbed shafts which are pushed in to the door frame holes. There are screws and/or bolts that secure the door arm rest and door handle molding to the frame. In some designs the screw head are concealed by small buttons, or by a piece of molding plate that pops out.
First step is to locate and remove all these screws. Next step is to place a screw driver at the edge of the door panel, between the panel and door frame and pry the panel away from the frame. There is a trim tool that is made for this task (relatively inexpensive) that you can purchase at the local auto parts store. The sides and bottom of the panel are popped away from the frame. After sides and bottom are loose, the top is released by pushing up to release the upper window molding from the frame. Be careful of wiring on the back side of the panel (electric windows, locks, etc.) Unplug all electric before you remove the panel totally.
Those nylon fasteners tend to break when the panel is removed, but they are replaceable (again, at your auto store). Just take one with you to match it up.
I hope this helps you!

Jul 25, 2009 | Dodge Caravan Cars & Trucks

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Removing door panel from a 1997 GMC Suburban


Door panel is attached to door frame on the sides and bottom perimeter with push-in fasteners. There are screws that attach the arm rest/door pull to the frame , and also the panel trim around the door open/close handle.

Locate and remove all screws.

The perimeter of the panel is popped away from the door frame by inserting a flat blade screw driver between the panel and the frame.
There is a trim tool for this that works better than a screw driver. Pretty inexpensive from an auto parts store. Once the sides and bottom are free, the panel is lifted up to disengage it from the top portion of the frame where the panel is attached to the inside of the window trim.

Be careful not to pull or yank the panel too far out because of the wires that are attached to the inside of the panel.

Those plastic fasteners are replaceable, should any break when they are popped out (again, auto parts store carries these).
Hope this helps...

Jun 22, 2009 | 1986 GMC Suburban

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I am trying to remove the door frame on my 2001 Sonata. I have taken out the screws under the door handle and inside the door grip as well as along the perimeter of the frame, but the frame wont release...


roll the window down pry door panel along bottom and side edges. when clips are free lift up on panel the top edge has now clips or screws it wedges between window and door shell

Jun 20, 2009 | 1999 Hyundai Accent

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