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The extension of the drivers side armrest which holds the mirror adjusting switch is broken. The material is plastic and is held to the door with a screw. Can this part be found?

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    How do i fix the Armrest on driver side of a 2010 versa where material has come our?

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This is a dealer only part

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The eazy way to take off a driver side door pannel from 2004 chevy tahoe


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Panels are held by several screws and plastic push pins. The screws may be covered by little rectangular snap covers. Pry off the covers to access the screws. One screw should be behind the inner door handle, holding a piece of trim there. Radio speakers are held on by screws, and so might be the trim piece over the speaker. Remove all screws first, check carefully for any hidden ones. Door pulls or armrests may have larger screws holding them fast. The plastic pins are usually around the lower perimeter and up along the sides. Slip a putty knife or thin screwdriver behind the panel and near each pin to pop them out of the frame. Check for anything else holding the panel, like outside mirror screws that go through the panel. When you have the panel all loose, lift out and up from the bottom to clear the window channel. Unplug electrical connections and panel should be free. The plastic water shield is held to door frame by adhesive. Peel it off and save for reapplying. Without that plastic sheet, moisture can get to electrical connections, and mold can start ruining the inside of the door panel.

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How do you remove the inside door panel backseat right side of a mercury grand marque 1996


Door Panels REMOVAL & INSTALLATION 1989–91 Vehicles
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. On 1990–91 vehicles, remove the speaker grille.
  3. Remove the retaining screws from the door inside handle cup.
  4. If equipped with armrest courtesy lamps, remove the lens, detach the bulb and wiring assembly from the pull cup and remove the pull cup.
  5. Working through the pull cup opening, disconnect the remote lock rod from the lock knob.
  6. Remove the retaining screw and the remote mirror bezel nut from the power window regulator housing switch plate, if equipped.
  7. Raise the plate to expose the window switch and power door lock switch and disconnect the switches.
  8. Remove the retaining screws from the armrest finish panel.
  9. Remove the retaining screws from the armrest and remove the armrest.
  10. Using a suitable trim pad removal tool, carefully pry the trim panel plastic push pin retainers from the door inner panel. NOTE: Do not use the trim panel to pry the clips from the door inner panel. Replace any bent, damaged or missing push pins.
  11. Disconnect the radio speaker wiring, if equipped.
  12. Remove the trim panel and watershield. To install:
  13. If the door panel is to be replaced, transfer the plastic push pins to the new panel. Make sure that the watershield is positioned correctly to the door sheet metal. Remove the door pull handle from the old panel and transfer to the new one.
  14. Position the door panel loosely to the door belt opening and route the wiring harness through the appropriate access holes in the panel.
  15. Connect the radio speaker, if equipped.
  16. Align the plastic push pins on the door panel to the holes in the door sheet metal and press the pins into place.
  17. Install the armrest and route the window regulator, remote mirror cable and power lock harness through the access hole.
  18. Install the armrest finish panel.
  19. Install the power window regulator switch plate housing to the armrest connecting the power window switch, power door lock switch and remote mirror bezel nut, if equipped, prior to securing the retainer screw.
  20. Connect the lock remote rod to the lock knob retainer boss. NOTE: Make sure that the remote rod is fully seated into the retainer boss, then function manually or with the power switch to ensure smooth operation of the lock knob.
  21. Install the bulb and wiring assembly.
  22. Install the lamp lens, if equipped, and the pull cup.
  23. On 1990–91 vehicles, install the speaker grille.
  24. Connect the negative battery cable. Fig. 1: Front door panel — 1990–91 vehicles 84170064.gif
    Fig. 2: Rear door panel — 1989–91 vehicles 84170065.gif
1992–98 Vehicles
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. If removing the driver's door panel, remove the nut from the outside rearview mirror control switch.
  3. Remove the window regulator switch housing by gently prying up, starting at the front. Fig. 3: Front door panel — 1992–98 vehicles 84170066.gif
    Fig. 4: Rear door panel — 1992–98 vehicles 84170067.gif
    Fig. 5: Remove the window regulator switch housing by gently prying up, starting at the front 89600p08.jpg

  4. Detach all connectors from the switch housing.
  5. Remove the door inside handle cup.
  6. Remove the push pin from the door trim panel upper front extension and remove the screw.
  7. Remove the lower self-tapping screw retaining the door trim panel to the door inner panel. Fig. 6: Detach the switch housing electrical connector and remove the housing 89600p09.jpg
    Fig. 7: Remove the door inside handle cup 89600p01.jpg
    Fig. 8: Remove the screws from the door panel in the front and on the upper extension 89600p02.jpg

  8. On Grand Marquis, pry up the screw covers from the door pull handle and remove the screws and handle.
  9. Lift the door panel upward and snap out the panel. Fig. 9: There are also retaining screws located in the map pocket as well as . . . 89600p03.jpg
    Fig. 10: . . . along the bottom edge of the door panel 89600p04.jpg

  10. Disconnect the necessary wire harnesses and remove the panel. To install:
  11. Connect the wire harnesses to the door panel, as necessary.
  12. Install the door panel by pushing in and down until it snaps into place.
  13. Install all self-tapping screws retaining the door trim panel to the door inner panel.
  14. On Grand Marquis, install the door pull handle, tighten the screws and install the screw covers.
  15. Install the push pin covering screw on the panel upper front extension.
  16. Install the inside door handle cup.
  17. Install the window regulator switch housing and install the nut on the outside rearview mirror control switch, if removed.
  18. Connect the negative battery cable. Fig. 11: Lift the door panel upward and snap out the panel to remove it from the door 89600p05.jpg
    Fig. 12: Rotate the door marker lamp bulb and remove it from the door panel 89600p06.jpg
    Fig. 13: Detach the connectors for the trunklid and fuel door release switches 89600p11.jpg
    Fig. 14: Slide the relay connector off of the door panel and remove the door panel from the vehicle 89600p17.jpg
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Need to remove driver side door panel?


  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. If equipped with an accessory switch panel, carefully pry the switch panel up and away from the door panel. Tag and disconnect the switches from the panel.
  3. On 1981-86 models, remove armrest attaching screws.
  4. On 1987-96 models, remove the retainer screws secure the pocket in the molded armrest on the door panel.
  5. If equipped with crank type windows, remove window crank handle with the appropriate clip removal tool.
  6. If equipped with manual remote mirrors, remove the control knob bezel.
  7. Remove inside door handle cover attaching screw and trim plate.
  8. If equipped with door mounted speakers, remove the speaker, and disconnect the speaker wires. For speaker removal and installation steps, refer to .
  9. Remove all external screws securing the door panel. Insert an appropriate prytool between the door panel and door frame to remove the hidden clips securing the panel.
  10. Holding door panel vertical lift straight up to release the upper clip.
  11. Inspect all retaining clips and replace any broken or missing pieces.

To install:
  1. Position the door to the door and carefully press on the retainer clips to engage. If a clip will not engage, inspect the mounting hole behind the panel to make sure the clip is properly aligned. Install any panel-to-door retainer screws.
  2. If equipped with crank windows, attach the washer and crank to the window regulator stud.
  3. On 1981-86 models, attach the armrest to the door using the retainer screws.
  4. On 1987-96 models, insert the armrest pocket and secure in place with retainer screws.
  5. If equipped with door panel mounted speakers, attach the speaker wires to the speaker and secure the assembly to the door panel.
  6. If equipped with remote cable mirrors, attach the control knob to the door panel with the retainer bezel.
  7. If equipped with an ashtray, insert the holder assembly, and secure in place with retainer screws. Install the ashtray to the holder assembly.
  8. Position the door handle trim panel around the door handle assembly, and secure in place with the retainer screw.
  9. If equipped with accessory switch panel, attach the harnesses to the switches, and press the accessory plate into the door panel.
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(Thanks to VWmechanic for his helpful post re a 1997 Bonneville; my '98 was a little different.)
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3. Using a screwdriver, pry off the panel. It's held on by several plastic, pop-off fasteners.
4. Remove the plastic red lock slider under the door handle. It can be pried off the wire slider.
5. Lift up on the door panel to release the top edge. You now have access to the inside of the door.
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