In This Article:
The window crank handle is removed. Various screws are removed and then the
door panel is pried away.
Skill Level: 2-3 (Basic to Intermediate)
By Jim Wilk, Licensed Auto Body
If the truck had electric windows and power
door locks, this step would not be necessary.
that doesn't work, try the exact opposite
direction. It could be that someone has put the
snap ring on wrong.
To re-install this snap ring, needle
nose pliers work the best.
Next I removed the
cover around the handle/lock area:
With my finger I pried the plastic cover away
from the door (to put some tension on it).
Then with a flat screwdriver I released
the clips inside the cover (which can be seen in
On this job
I'm replacing the inside door release lever,
broken. This is a common problem with this series of
truck by GM.
View of the back side of the arm rest.
hooks in the bottom two red circles engage the
holes in the upper two circles.
just pried on the edge of this cover and it
The mirror bolts
are behind the black foam rubber.
I used a door panel removal tool, but a
rigid putty knife works just as well.
truck had power windows/doors, I would need to disconnect
the wires at this point.
fastener clips can be seen along the edge of the
Work performed at
R-Tech Auto Body,
Traverse City Michigan.
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Written November 15, 2007