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Are the door panel clips destroyed and new ones required when you remove the door panel with the J38778 door trim pad clip remover tool?

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Almost certainly(have tried thousands of times not to but always do)
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HOW DO YOU REMOVE DOOR PANLE DRIVER SIDE


Courtesy of expert Chuck Martin.
Snap out two door pull strap retaining screw covers. Remove screws.
Remove screws on front, rear and center of front door trim panel.
Using the Trim Pad Removing Tool or equivalent, pry the trim panel retaining clips from the door inner panel.
These are plastic so be careful you can use a pair of needle nose pliers if you don't have a trim tool.Just start at bottom of door panel and work your way around and up

Mar 09, 2016 | 2010 Lincoln MKZ

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How do i remove front door panel from 2003 acura mdx


Special Tools Required


  • KTC
    trim tool set SOJATP2014*

  • Trim pad remover, Snap-on A 177A or equivalent, commercially
    available
    *Available through the American Honda Tool and Equipment Program; call
    888-424-6857

    NOTE: Use the appropriate tool from the KTC trim tool set to avoid damage
    when prying components.
    1. Remove the
      mirror mount cover.
      Take care not to scratch the door panel.
    1. Remove the inner handle (A). Take care not to scratch the door
      panel.




      -1
      Pry out the cap (B), and remove the screw (C).




      -2
      Pull the inner handle forward and out half-way.




      -3
      Disconnect the inner handle rod (D) from the joint bushing (E), and power
      door lock switch connector (F). For some models: On driver's side, disconnect
      the driving position memory switch connector (G).

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      NOTE: Check the bushing for damage, and replace if necessary.
  • Detach the clips (A) and hooks (B), then remove the speaker grille
    (C). Remove the screws (D).

    1. Detach the clips (A) and release the hooks (B), then remove the
      switch panel (C). Take care not to scratch the door panel. Disconnect the power
      window switch (door multiplex control unit) connectors (D). On driver's side,
      disconnect the power mirror switch connector (E).

    2. Pry out the cap (F), and remove the screw (G).

    1. Release the clips that hold the door panel (A) with a commercially
      available trim pad remover (B), then remove the door panel by pulling it upward.
      Disconnect the speaker connector (C).

      On driver's side, disconnect the front door subharness connector (D). On
      passenger's side, disconnect the courtesy light bulb socket (E), and detach the
      harness clip (F) from the panel.

      Remove the door panel with as little bending as possible to avoid creasing or
      breaking it.

    2. Install the door panel in the reverse order of removal, and note
      these items:
      • Check the clips for damage or stress-whitening, and replace them with new
        one.
      • Make sure the connectors are plugged in properly, and the inner handle rod
        and courtesy light bulb socket are connected properly.
      • Push the clips into place securely.
      • Do the power window control unit reset procedure.
      • Make sure the window and power door locks operate properly.
      • If equipped with driving position memory switch, check for proper operation.
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    Sep 18, 2013 | 2003 Acura MDX

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    License fell in door of drivers' side - waiting for police officer


    Hope this helps!!!!





    Front Door Panel Removal/Installation

    Special Tools Required


    • KTC trim tool set SOJATP2014
    • Trim pad remover. Snap-on A 177A or equivalent, commercially available
    4-door

    NOTE: Use the appropriate tool from the KTC trim tool set to avoid damage when prying components.

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    1. If applicable, remove the regulator handle (A) by pulling the clip (B) out with a wire hook (C)
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    1. Remove the inner handle (A). Take care not to scratch the door panel.
    1. Pry out on the upper portion of the cover (B) to release the hooks (C, D), then remove the cover.
    2. Remove the screws.
    3. Pull the inner handle forward and out half-way to release the hook (E).
    4. Disconnect the inner handle rod (F) and power door lock switch connector (G).
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    1. Remove the grip cover (A). To remove the passenger's grip cover, refer to rear door panel removal/installation.
    1. Using a trim tool, pry out the front edge of the cover to release the clips (B).
    2. Pry out along the bottom to release the lower hooks (C).
    3. Pry out along the top to release the upper hooks (D), and release the clip (E) by pulling the cover forward.
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    1. Driver's door: Disconnect the power window switch connector (A) (for some models). Remove the screws from the grip base (B).
    2. Remove the mirror mount cover.
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    1. Release the clips that hold the door panel (A) with a commercially available trim pad remover (B), then remove the door panel by pulling it upward.
    Passenger's door: Disconnect the power window switch connector (for some models). Remove the door panel with as little bending as possible to avoid creasing or breaking it.

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    1. Install the door panel in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:
      • Replace any damaged clips.
      • Make sure the connectors are plugged in properly, and the rod is connected properly.
      • Make sure the window and power door locks operate properly.
      • If applicable, install the regulator handle so it points forward and up at a 45 ° angle with the glass fully closed.

    Jan 01, 2011 | 2003 Honda Civic

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    Remove inside door panel passenger side front to replace the side view mirror


    to remove the panel they make special tools that make the job alot
    easier available at most any parts store. that said there should a screw
    that holds the trim piece by your door handal and then you will see nut
    that holds it remove it this nut can also be located under the arm rest pad that should pop off make sure any door speakers are not mounted
    through the panel if you have crank window one of the tools i mentioned
    to remove the u shaped spring clip behind crank if you have pwr. windows there should be enough wire to pull it out + unplug it if not remove the trim plate + win. ctrl. the panel is held by spring clips use the other side of the window tool starting at the bottom work your way
    accross + up both sides the clips will stay in the panel once yoe have poped all clips lift panel from sides over the top lip of the door + change
    your mirror to put panel back line the clips up with holes + pop them in
    make sure you pu the panel tool it's so much easier.
    hope this helps good luck.

    Jan 15, 2010 | 2004 Chevrolet Malibu

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    Need to remove door interior panel on driver side of a 1989 Lincoln Mk VII to be able to repair the window open mechanism.


    Door Panel
    1. Remove the retaining screws from the armrest assembly.
    2. Remove the screws retaining the switches to the housing and remove the cover assembly.
    3. Remove the door trim panel retaining screws.
    4. Using the trim pad removing tool, pry the trim panel retaining clips from the door inner panel.
    5. Disconnect all the wiring, if so equipped, and remove the trim panel.
    To install:
    1. Position the trim panel to the door inner panel and connect the wiring, if so equipped.
    2. Push the trim panel and retaining clips into the inner door panel holes and install the retaining screws. Install the screws retaining the switches to the housing.
    3. Position the armrest to the trim panel, and install the retaining screws.

    Dec 07, 2009 | 1989 Lincoln Mark VII

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    How do I remove the door panel and replace the inside door handle


    PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO RATE!!

    Door Panel
    1. Remove the door handles and the locking knob from the inside of the doors.
    If equipped with screw retained door pull handles, remove the screws through the handle into the door inner panel.
    1. If equipped with remote control mirrors, remove the remote mirror escutcheon, then disengage the end of the mirror control cable from the escutcheon.
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    Door lock remote control handle

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    Removing the clip from inside the door handle

    3. If equipped with a switch cover plate in the door armrest, remove the cover plate screws, then disconnect the switches and the cigar lighter (if equipped) from the electrical harness.
    4. If equipped with an integral armrest, remove the screws inserted through the pull cup into the armrest hanger support. If equipped with an armrest applied after the door trim installation, remove the armrest-to-inner panel screws.

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    View of the armrest switch cover plate and remove mirror cable attachment

    1. If equipped with two-piece trim panels, disengage the retainer clips from the front and the rear of the upper trim panel, using tool No. BT-7323A, then lift the upper door trim and slide it slightly rearward to disengage it from the door inner panel at the beltline.
    If equipped with electric switches in the door trim panel, disengage the electrical connectors from the switch assembly.
    1. Along the upper edge of the lower trim panel, remove the mounting screws. At the lower edge of the panel, insert tool No. BT-7323A between the inner panel and the trim panel, then disengage the retaining clips from around the outer perimeter. To remove the lower panel, push the panel down and outward to disengage it from the door.
    If equipped with courtesy lights, disconnect the wiring harness.
    1. If equipped with an insulator pad glued to the door inner panel, remove the pad (with a putty knife) by separating it from the inner panel.
    To install:
    If replacing the inner pad to the door inner panel, use 3M General Trim Adhesive No. 8080, glue it to the panel.
    1. If removed, glue a new inner pad to the door inner panel.
    If equipped with courtesy lights, connect the wiring harness.

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    Exploded view of the window regulator handle

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    Exploded view of the door trim panel

    1. Engage the retaining clips around the edge of the lower trim panel, then install mounting screws.
    If equipped with electric switches in the door trim panel, engage the electrical connectors to the switch assembly.
    1. If equipped with two-piece trim panels, engage the retainer clips to the front and the rear of the upper trim panel.
    2. If equipped with an integral armrest, install the retaining screws.
    3. If equipped with a switch cover plate in the door armrest, engage the switches and cigar lighter (if equipped) harness connectors, then install the cover plate and secure using the plate screws.
    4. If equipped with remote control mirrors, engage the control cable, then install the remote mirror escutcheon.
    If equipped, install the pull handle screws through the handle into the door inner panel.
    1. Install the door handles and the locking knob to the inside of the doors.
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    Exploded view of the 2-piece door trim

    1. Remove the door handles and the locking knob from the inside of the doors.
    If equipped with screw retained door pull handles, remove the screws through the handle into the door inner panel.
    1. If equipped with a switch cover plate in the door armrest, remove the cover plate screws, then disconnect the switch
    from the electrical harness.
    1. If equipped with an integral armrest, remove the screws inserted through the pull cup into the armrest hanger support. If equipped with an armrest applied after the door trim installation, remove the armrest-to-inner panel screws.
    2. If equipped with two-piece trim panels, disengage the retainer clips from the front and the rear of the upper trim panel, using tool No. BT-7323A, then lift the upper door trim and slide it slightly rearward to disengage it from the door inner panel at the beltline.
    If equipped with electric switches in the door trim panel, disengage the electrical connectors from the switch assembly.
    1. Along the upper edge of the lower trim panel, remove the mounting screws. At the lower edge of the panel, insert tool No. BT-7323A between the inner panel and the trim panel, then disengage the retaining clips from around the outer perimeter. To remove the lower panel, push the panel down and outward to disengage it from the door.
    If equipped with courtesy lights, disconnect the wiring harness.
    1. If equipped with an insulator pad glued to the door inner panel, remove the pad (with a putty knife) by separating it from the inner panel.
    To install:
    If replacing the inner pad to the door inner panel, use 3M General Trim Adhesive No. 8080, glue it to the panel.
    1. If removed, glue a new inner pad to the door inner panel.
    If equipped with courtesy lights, connect the wiring harness.
    1. Engage the retaining clips around the edge of the lower trim panel, then install mounting screws.
    If equipped with electric switches in the door trim panel, engage the electrical connectors to the switch assembly.
    1. If equipped with two-piece trim panels, engage the retainer clips to the front and the rear of the upper trim panel.
    2. If equipped with an integral armrest, install the retaining screws.
    3. If equipped with a switch cover plate in the door armrest, engage the switch harness connector, then install the cover plate and secure using the plate screws.
    If equipped, install the pull handle screws through the handle into the door inner panel.
    1. Install the door handles and the locking knob to the inside of the doors.

    Nov 16, 2009 | 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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    How do you take off inner driver side door panel with out breaking the the snaps and panel itself


    Sometines the panel retainers do break, they are available at most parts stores, you should use a special tool to remove them (pic below)

    Front Door Panel: Service and Repair
    Trim Panel Replacement - Side Front Door
    REMOVAL PROCEDURE
    TOOLS REQUIRED
    J 38778 Door Trim Pad Clip Remover
    1. Remove the inside handle bezel (2).
    2. Remove the fastener (1).
    3. Lift the flap (1) in pull handle opening.
    4. Remove the two fasteners (2).
    5. Remove the two fasteners (1) from bottom of trim panel.
    6. Using the J 38778, release the eight retainers.
    7. Lift upward and outward on the door trim panel.
    8. Disconnect the door latch cable from the inside door handle.
    8.1. Pry the tab on the cable outboard while pulling back on the cable.
    8.2. Unhook the collar portion of the clip from the cable attachment.
    8.3. Push upward on the bottom of the cable attachment to disengage the cable from the handle clip.
    9. Disconnect the electrical connectors.
    10. Remove the door trim panel.
    INSTALLATION PROCEDURE
    1. Partially install the door trim panel.
    2. Connect the electrical connectors.
    3. Connect the door latch cable to the inside door handle.
    4. Raise the trim panel over the lock knob and align the fasteners (1) in the holes in the door assembly.
    5. Secure the trim panel to the door assembly by applying sufficient pressure on the trim panel.
    NOTE: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.
    6. Install the two fasteners (2) under the inside pull handle opening.
    Tighten
    Tighten the fasteners to 2 N.m (18 lb in).
    7. Install the inside trim panel cover fastener (1).
    Tighten
    Tighten the fastener to 2 N.m (18 lb in).
    8. Install the trim bezel (2).
    9. Install the two fasteners at the lower portion of the trim panel.
    Tighten
    Tighten the two lower fasteners to 0.5 N.m (4 lb in).

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    Oct 30, 2009 | 2000 Cadillac Seville

    1 Answer

    Need to replace the driver's door interior door opening assembly


    Hi there.

    The procedure is roughly the same for all mk3 x types.
    You need to remove all the screws on the armrest and on the ashtray, then undo all the plastic clips using screwdrivers on the panel.

    You find detailed instructions on links below, I quote:

    " remove two screws at the bottom of the armrest.
    pull out ash tray.
    remove screw in the middle of the ash tray holder.
    pull up on armrest, it should pop up, then pull it out
    start at bottom right of door and start popping out the plastic clips (all the way around the door)
    (remove speaker wires)
    push up door panel - done"



    WikiAnswers - How do you remove a rear door panel in a Jaguar XJ6


    Also from manual:

    Disconnect vehicle battery ground lead.
    Remove the door trim pad veneer panel.
    Remove the upper trim pad.
    Remove the door armrest.
    From inside the door pocket, release the puddle lamp (1 Fig.1) securing quarter turn fastener.
    Undo and remove fixing (3 Fig.1), (front door only)
    Carefully release lower trim pad fir tree fasteners.
    To avoid damage and distortion of the door metal, lift the lower trim pad complete with clip and clip retainer.
    Carefully pull the trim pad away from the door panel.
    Disconnect the multi-plugs (1 Fig.2) and remove the lamp.
    Carefully displace the trim pad (2 Fig.1) from the door retaining clips.
    Disconnect the multi-plugs (2 Fig.2) and (3 Fig.2).
    Remove the door pocket.
    Displace and remove the retaining clips and remove the trim..
    Refit in the reverse order of the removal procedure. Check the trim pad retainers for damage before refitting.

    Before refitting the lower trim pad, remove the clip retainer from the pad and and reposition retainer to the door.

    ndo door handle escutcheon screw and remove escutcheon
    Remove the door trim pad veneer panel.
    Undo and remove the upper trim pad securing screws.
    Remove the chrome strip.
    Undo and remove the top channel securing nuts.
    Displace and remove the top channel assembly.
    Place the trim pad aside (Fig. 1).
    Refit in the reverse order of the removal procedure.

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    Thanks Jaguar XJ6 Interior Lights

    I will be grateful if you can rate the solution given.

    Many thanks.

    G.

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    Rear door actuator is making a noise, needs replacing


    Snap out two door pull strap retainer screw covers. Remove screws.
    Remove one screw from lower rear door panel.
    Remove screw retaining rear inside door handle cup . Remove rear door inside handle cup.
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