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Removing door panel on a 1999 Buick Ultra.

Removing Door Panels On A
1999 Buick Ultra Or LeSabre

Gaining Access To Repair Power Windows, Door Locks, Side Mirrors, Stereo Speakers and More.

(Covers Model Years 1997 to 1999)

In This Article:

Various screws are removed and then the door panel is lifted off. Electrical connectors are disconnected to separate the panel from the door.

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Skill Level: 2-3 (Basic to Intermediate)

Time Taken: About 15 Minutes

By Jim Wilk, Licensed Auto Body Technician

Start:

The door panel on this 1999 Buick LeSabre/Ultra was easy to remove, once I found the fasteners.

Inside view of front door, 1999 Buick Ultra.

 

Removing door panel heat duct, 99 Buick.

I removed the door panel heat duct with a flat screwdriver.

I just pried out the duct inlet.

 

This is the heat duct inlet after being removed. Door panel heat/AC duct, Buick Ultra 1999.

 

Remove cover around door handle on 99 Buick Ultra. I used a flat screwdriver to carefully pry the front part of the inside door release cover loose.

I needed to be careful because the cover has hooks on the rear part. 

 

View of latch cover.

The red arrows show the hooks.

Door release cover, 1999 Buick.

 

Removing marker light on 1999 Buick Ultra. Then with the flat screwdriver I pried the inside door reflector/marker light from the door panel. 

 

Using the flat screwdriver I pried up on the tab to disconnect the wires from the reflector/light. Disconnecting wiring to inside marker light on 1999 Buick.

 

Remove screw from door panel on Buick Ultra or LeSabre. Then I was able to remove the Phillips screw from the panel.

 

At the bottom of the door pull handle I removed the cover with a small screwdriver. Removing small plastic cover from inside door pull, General Motors, 1999.

 

Phillips-head screws in armrest on 1999 Buick Ultra. I used a Phillips screwdriver to remove the two screws from the bottom of the pull handle.

 

After removing the fasteners, I found the plastic panel to be hooked onto the metal door shell.

When I pushed upward the door panel separated from the door. This exposed the wiring harness to the window and door lock switch.

Lifting door panel to remove from car, 99 Buick.

 

Disconnecting electrical wiring behind door panel, 99 Buick. To disconnect the wiring, I used a flat screwdriver to press in the tab on the wire connector...

 

...then I separated the wire harness.

Then the door panel was completely separated from the car.

Removing wiring behind door panel, GM.

 

Rear view of door panel, 1999 Buick Ultra or LeSaber. View of back side of plastic door panel.

 

View of the metal door shell with dust cover. Front door with trim panel removed, 1999 Buick Ultra.

 

Removing The Rear Door Panel:

Inside view of rear door, 1999 Buick Ultra, LeSabre, or Roadmaster. Removing the rear door panel was easier than the front.

 

I used a small flat screwdriver to pry the cover loose from the door pull handle. Lifting up small plastic cover in door arm rest, Buick.

 

Hidden screws in door pull armrest. Using a Phillips screwdriver I removed the two screws from the bottom of the pull handle.

 

With the flat screwdriver I pried off the front of the inside door release cover.

The rear of the cover is hooked on.

Removing cover plate around door handle, 1999 Buick Ultra.

 

Back view of cover around door release handle, Buick. View of back side of latch cover.

 

I pried off the inside door reflector (or marker light) from the plastic door panel with a flat screwdriver. Inside marker light on Buick.

 

Disconnecting reflector/marker light on 99 Buick. To disconnect the wire from the reflector I pried up on the tab and pulled the wire out.

 

I used a Phillips screwdriver to remove the screw behind the reflector. Remove screw behind marker light, 1999 Buick.

 

Pushing door panel upward to remove from car. I pushed the door panel up and pulled it away from the metal door shell.

 

With the flat screwdriver I pressed in on the wire connector release tab and separated the wire harness.

Then the door panel was completely separated from the car.

Disconnecting wiring for power window, 99 Buick Ultra.

 

Rear view of back door panel, 1999 Buick. View of back side of plastic door panel.

 

View of metal door frame with dust cover. Rear door with door panel removed, 99 Buick.

 

More Info:

Tools Used:

  • Small Flat screwdriver
  • Phillips screwdriver

Materials Used:

  • None

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Written May 21, 2009