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Drivers Side Door Panel

How do you take the door panel off? I have a big dent in the door and want to try and push it out.

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Roll down the window all the way. If you have a handle to roll them down, take a pocket flat head screwdriver in one hand and with the other push in the area around the window handle and pry off the "c" clip then remove the handle. There should be a screw that holds the inside door handle and a bolt in the armrest on the door panel. It can be accessed with a ratchet and extension. Once you remove them, grab the bottom left corner of the panel and do a quick, short tug toward yourself. This will release the plastic clips holding the panel in. There are more along the edges and a couple in the center area. Make sure they are all released and pry lightly toward your self and pus up to take the panel off. IF YOU HAVE ELECTRIC WINDOWS AND/OR DOOR LOCKS REMEMBER TO DISCONNECT THEM PRIOR TO REMOVING THE PANEL. To reinstall the panel reverse the procedure and line up the clips on the panel to the holes on the door and hit the panel with the palm of your hand to seat the clips.

Posted on May 11, 2010

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