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How to remove door panel on 2002 dodge caravan

How do you "disengage" the clips around the door panel when removing the window regulator motor? Do you just pry the vinyl panel away with a flatbar? Found a similar problem on Fixya. Question was are the fasteners hook or pry fasteners. Answer - snap fastners. I'm assuming that means pry fastners, but don't want to break the panel trying.

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The easiest way is to purchase a door panel removal tool for less than $10. You'll still probably break a couple of the tabs but the job will be much easier. Here's a picture of one:

http://www.bodyshopzone.com/archives/trim/door_panels/Dodge/stratus_2003/dpdsta31a.jpg

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How do i take off the inside drivers door panel on a 2005 dodge caravan


Hi Roberta, here's the instructions on how to remove your door panel. I have to wonder though on why you are removing it, my guess is you window doesn't roll up or down and your replacing the regulator. Any way here goes.

REMOVAL

  1. Remove the plug and remove screw attaching door pull cup to inner door panel.
  2. Remove switch bezel and disconnect power window/memory switch.
  3. Remove screws attaching trim panel to door from below map pocket.
  4. If equipped, remove window crank. (Refer to 23 - BODY/DOOR - FRONT/WINDOW CRANK - REMOVAL)
  5. Remove screw holding door trim to door panel from behind inside latch release handle .
  6. Disengage clips attaching door trim to door frame around perimeter of panel.
  7. Lift trim panel upward to disengage flange from inner belt molding at top of door.
  8. Tilt top of trim panel away from door to gain access to latch linkage.
  9. Disengage clip attaching linkage rod to inside latch release handle (INSIDE DOOR HANDLE LINKAGE).
  10. Separate linkage rod from latch handle.
  11. Disconnect the power door switch, courtesy lamp electrical connectors.
  12. Remove front door trim panel from vehicle.
Hope this helps and have an awesome day Roberta!

May 21, 2014 | 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan

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Remove door panel


Use flatbar or panel trim removal tool to pry out plastic clips at bottom. There will be screws or bolts holding the interior door handle, probably hidden by a cover that 'clicks' off or they may be concealed. After all clips and fasteners are released, lift panel upward as it hools over the door window well. Note that power windows and locks have wires attached to them. Reinstall is the reverse procedure.

Nov 13, 2013 | 2011 Dodge Journey

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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 REMOVE REAR DOOR PANEL FROM 2000 BMW 328I


Hi,
1.You need to replace the window regulator (lifting mechanism). Hope you have some tools. Leave your car outside so the sun can warm the door you'll work on.
2.You need to remove the wood finisher by the inner door handle (we use a nylon pry stick made by a company called CR Lawrence item #216) release the two screws behind it.

3.Carefully lever out the window switch and disconnect connector.
4. Remove screw (T-20 torx). Remove the two screws at the bottom of the arm rest. Use your pry tool between the door panel and door to pop the door clips around the perimeter of the door.
5.Pull the door handle up and away to remove the top portion of the panel.
6.Remove the door handle cable from the cable side and speaker connector.

7. Use a razor blade and carfully remove the foam vapor barrier top and both sides WITHOUT tearing the soft foam (it keeps water out of the rear footwell during rain). Don't take the bottom of the barrier off unless you are replacing it. You can get the sticky black sealer at your BMW parts center when you get your parts.


8.Remove the three T-30 torx on the window motor, twist and remove. Cut the window regulator cable so you can move the window at will. Remove the 8mm bolt that clamps the window to the regulator. There is a metal nut that fits into the back of the plastic clip on the window glass. The nut likes to fall out when removing bolt.
9.Unclip the glass out of the regulator and manually push window up to top of window channel. Grab some masking tap and run several strips on the outside of the glass-over the top of the door- and back onto the inside of the glass to hold it up while you work on the regulator.

10.Remove the three 10mm nuts and remove regulator. Replace the nuts with three improved ones part number 07 14 7 153 450 .

11.Replace LR Regulator 51 35 8 212 099 .



12.Reinstall all in reverse order. Make sure your vapor barrier seals well. Make sure all door panel clips are in the door correctly before popping on door panel.

Good luck!

Aug 04, 2010 | 2000 BMW 3 Series

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How do i remove the driver's inside panel door? My electric button panel for windows and locks isn't moving.


Like reference guide, check this procedure to Removal & Installation / Door Lock Motor...

The door lock motor is integral with the door latch. If the door lock motor is found to be defective, the entire door latch must be replaced.
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Roll the door glass down.
  3. Disengage the 2 clips attaching the speaker grille to the door trim panel. (They are at the front of the grille, one near the top, and the other one at the bottom).
  4. Remove the 3 large washer-headed screws surrounding the speaker.

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    Fig. Fastener location for the door lower trim panel
  5. Remove the access cover at the front of the door trim panel. Remove by prying at its rear edge.
  6. Remove the red courtesy reflector from the lower tail of door. Disengage by prying at the screwdriver notch at the bottom of the reflector.
  7. Remove the flag trim panel from the door by prying it off at the 2 attachment clip points.
  8. Remove the 7 screws attaching the door trim panel to door:
    1. One screw is located at the lower rear screw pocket.
    2. Three screws are located along the bottom of the door.
    3. One screw is located inside the handle opening.
    4. One screw is located at the upper front.
    5. One screw is in the pull cup.
  9. Disengage the 2 hidden clips attaching the rear of the trim panel; pry them off at the 2 attachment clip points.
  10. Lift the trim panel upward and away from the door, disengage the trim panel from the upper retainer channel.
  11. Disengage the clip attaching the latch linkage to back door handle.
  12. Disconnect the electrical connectors as necessary, including the lower foot light, if equipped.
  13. Remove the door trim panel from the door.
  14. Remove the water shield (water dam) from the inside of the door.

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    Fig. Remove the flag trim panel, door trim access cover, inside remote handle, and power door lock switch
  15. Raise the door glass.
  16. Remove the bolt and nut for the rear glass run channel and position the channel aside.
  17. Disconnect the lock rod from the lock button bellcrank.
  18. Disengage the lock and latch rods from the clips on the inner door panel.
  19. Disconnect the lock and latch rods from the outside door handle and the key cylinder at the door latch.
  20. Disconnect the wire connector from the power door lock motor.
  21. Remove the screws attaching the door latch to the door end frame.
  22. Remove the door latch and the power door lock motor from the vehicle.

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    Fig. Expanded view of the door lock, latch, and linkage


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    Fig. View of the door lock button, latch rod, lock rod, and door latch

Hope helps (remember rated this).

Jun 26, 2010 | 2000 Chrysler Sebring

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Anywhere to find a breakdown to change the door handle that broke off on a 94 pathfinder?


Very easy to do...I have a 1990 and they are interchangeable....88-94: Door Panel
  1. Fully lower the door glass.
  2. Remove the arm rest, door lock knob and inside door handle escutcheon.
  3. For vehicles with manual windows, remove the regulator handle which is retained by a spring clip.
  4. Gently pry the door panel away from the door.
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Interior side and floor trim removal procedures-Pathfinder

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Remove the lock button first before removing the door panel

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Remove the plug to gain access to door panel retaining screws

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Remove the trim cover

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Remove the door handle trim

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Remove the power window switch trim panel

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After loosening the power window switch trim panel, disengage the electrical connection

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Remove all the necessary trim panels before removing the door panel clips

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View of the door panel retaining clip-clip must be installed in the hole straight

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Make sure the watershield plastic is in place before installing the door panel

Installation is the reverse of removal.

Dec 10, 2009 | Nissan Pathfinder Cars & Trucks

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How do you remove the inside rear door panel of a 2002 ford explorer. I need to service the power window on the rear door on the passenger side. Submitted on 9/29/2009 @ 1:07 pm. Thank you


1. Open window & remove door lock knob. 2. Remove 2 screws from armrest & remove armrest. 3. If manual windows, remove windoe crank. 4. Pry under & remove trim panel around door handle, remove any un-covered screws. 5. This is the fun part, the door panel is affixed with plastic retaining clips, slip something thin under door panel until you can feel where clip is and pull door panel away from door at that point. These clips are suppose to remain in the door panel, but rarely do. They usually remain in the door itself. do this for EVERY clip you find, there are clips approx a foot apart around the entire panel. Good luck. 6. After all retaining clips are pulled out, lift panel slightly to disengage panel from flange at base of window. 7. Disconnect any electric wires or switches and there you have it. Try not to curse.

Sep 29, 2009 | 2002 Ford Explorer

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Removing/installing 2000 dodge grand caravan window glass


after u remove the bolts that hold it to the window regulator tip the window towards the front of the door and the top rear corner of the window should pop out and then u just lift hte window out,hope this helps

Sep 05, 2009 | 2004 Dodge Caravan

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Front right passanger window motor need to be repace, I have taken off the panel but unsure on how to get the motor out


First disconnect your negative battery cable. Next locate and remove the screws that hold your interior door handles in place (they may be hidden by snap in, or snap on clips). Once you have removed the interior door handles, unplug the wire clips to the switches. Next you will need a small pry bar to remove the door panel itself. The door panel is held in place by snap in clips; try to get the pry bar as close to, or directly under the clips, to prevent them from tearing out of the door panel. Once you have removed the clips, pull the panel upward to remove it from the door. You will need to remove the plastic sheeting to gain access to the window regulator. You will need to remove the regulator and motor as a single unit, and once it's removed you can replace the motor.
Install everything in reverse.

May 23, 2009 | 2004 Chrysler Sebring

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Driver side power window stopped working


The door panel is held on by plastic clips and 5 screws. 3 screws are on the bottom and 1 in the pull cup and 1 in the inner door handle.Then grab one of the corners and give a small tug, when you get some of the clips to pop out then proceed around the whole panel. To replace the panel take the clips out of the door with a fork and slide them back into the panel and then line it up on the door and use your hand like a hammer and bang the panel back on. Hope this helps

Jan 12, 2009 | 2004 Chrysler Sebring

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