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Fuel door release switch

Push button is missing from switch on upper aft end of drivers map pocket
how do I remove the old switch?
If I have to remove the door panel, how do I do that and are there special tools to use?

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No special tools and you don't have to remove the panel. the part is available at the dealer for about $8 because it's a common problem.

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How do I remove the drivers side door panel?


Start by removing inside door handle screw cover + screw.
Then remove upper door trim screw, rear upper corner.
Then front lower screw, bottom rear corner.
Next, center trim screw, above map pocket.
Then you are ready to pull the front of door trim straight out. It has pin type retainers that will release when pulled. It would help if you have a plastic trim pry tool. If not just put your fingers under edge of trim and pull.
Then you disconnect the electrical connectors. To remove panel.

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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.
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May 21, 2014 | 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan

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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.

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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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Trying to remove rear door handle on chrysler lhs 99


Hello, to remove and replace the rear door try the following:

1. Disconnect the negative battery cable from the battery of your Chrysler LHS. You can accomplish this with an open end wrench, to prevent any injury or short in the electrical system as you are working on the door lock switch. Place the negative battery cable out of the way so it does not touch any metal parts.


2. Undo any screws that are holding the lower door panel to the door with a screwdriver. Unclip the plastic hold clips that are attached to the back of the panel by carefully pulling them away by hand.

3. Locate the electrical connector wires. These wires run behind the panel to the door arm rest and detach each wire connector by hand. Remember how the wires were attached so you can put them back the same way when it is time to reattach them.

4. Lower the door panel away from the door. Then, remove any screws holding the upper door panel in place. Remove the door handle pull cup that covers the door lock switch and door handle by carefully popping the cover off after you have removed the screws holding it in place.

5. Detach the upper door panel from the door. You can do this by pulling it away carefully from the plastic clips. Move the upper door panel out of the way and locate the door lock actuator switch. Remove the screws from the actuator switch that are holding it in place and disconnect the electrical wires attached to the back of the switch.

6. Replace the old door lock actuator switch with a new one. This replacement can occur by connecting the electrical wires to the back of the new switch and reattaching the switch to the door frame with screws. Put the upper door panel back in place, securing it to the door frame with plastic clips and screws.

7. Reattach the door handle pull cup to the upper door panel with screws. Then, put the lower door panel in place and reattach the electrical wires to the window switches underneath the armrest. Attach the lower door panel to the door frame with plastic clips and screws.

8. Attach the negative battery cable to the Chrysler LHS battery with the open end wrench.

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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.
  10. Connect the negative battery cable.
  11. Check and make sure all panel components function correctly.

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Cant remove door pannel on driver side 04 gmc seirra


1. Remove the door handle bezel.

2. Insert a flat-bladed tool between the door handle bezel and the trim panel in order to release the handle bezel tab retainers.

3. Remove the door trim panel upper extension.

4. Release the upper extension by pulling outward on the front edge in order to release the upper retainer clips.

5. Remove the upper extension from the trim panel by lifting up and out.

6. Using a suitable flat bladed tool, gently pry the manual lock lever from the door trim panel. Remove the trim panel screw.
*Remove the screw (2) from within the opening where the manual door lock lever resides.
*Remove the screw (3) from the opening in front of the armrest.
*Remove the screw located beneath the map pocket, if equipped.

7. Carefully slide the trim panel up in order to release the retainers from the door. Disconnect the electrical connectors.

Note: the top part of the door panel is not separate from the bottom. The "upper extension" is just the small triangle piece directly behind the mirror on the interior.

Simplified instructions
Remove the bezel around the door handle.
Pry out the manual lock.
Remove the 3 or 4 screws depending on options
Slide the door panel up off of the engagement tabs.

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
  1. Remove the window regulator handle with a pry tool or by removing the clip that retains it. This clip is tight and may be difficult to remove. To ease removal, make a tool out of an old wire hanger, take a length of the hanger and put a small hook shaped bend on the end. Use the tool to pull the clip off.
  2. Remove the door handle trim plate.
  3. On models equipped, remove the seat belt lap guide from the door panel.
  4. Remove the screw from the arm rest pocket and carefully pry the pocket out. Remove the stereo speaker cover from the panel by prying out the beauty caps and unscrewing the phillips screws.
  5. Pull the panel away from the door. The panel is retained by plastic clips, to ease removal use a trim removal tool (available at most auto parts stores). Try not to bend the panel to much when removing it or it will be damaged. On models equipped with power windows, disconnect the wiring from the switch before removing the panel completely.
  6. Install the panel in position and reinstall all of the components removed. When positioning the panel, it will have to be pushed into place until the retaining clips catch.

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How do you remove a door panel, 2002 nissan sentra ser


Frank, YA ready?????? The first thing is a kind of trim ring which snaps around the parameter of the inner door handle. You need a small flat faced screw driver and get a piece of cardboard which you can slip between the screw driver and the panel where ever you might pry against so you don't cut it or mark it.
Take the cardboard place it against the door panel right at the top of where the inner door handle trim ring is and out near the end at the top, push the screw driver under the ring , twist it a little and the ring will pop loose. Do the same on the bottom and the back of the ring hooks the the handle.
Next, on the end of the armrest, you can put the screw driver between the upper and lower sections at the back and lift up on the upper section. (it clips into the lower section. ) Once you have lifted it, the front section of it just hooks, so pull it backwards and you can remove it.
Next, look down into the little pocket you put your hand in when you pull the door shut. Most of the doors had a small plastic cap which you pry up and below that cap is a screw which you remove with a # 6 phillips screw driver (that is the most common size phillips used) Once the screw is out, move to the front of the arm rest and pry it up like you did the back one. It is designed the same way.
This part will have the switch(s) in it. The connector has a latch lever near the center of the connector where it plugs into the switch. Push the lever down while rocking the connector side to side a little while you pull on it. The connector should easily come out.
There are two screws which fasten the door panel to the door around the area where the arm rests were, They too are phillips head screws. On rare occasions you might find these two fasteners with bolts that have heads which a 10mm wrench or socket will fit.
The last place is the bottom. On the bottom out toward the ends are plastic clips which snap into the door shell it self and are affixed to the door panel. Pry lightly between the panel and the door shell and the panel should pop loose.
Once it is loose, you lift the panel up and off the door, do not swing it out away from the door.
If the door has lights at the bottom, unplug the light before removing the door panel, it will be obvious how it comes loose.
Good luck.
All the doors come apart about the same way.

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