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Removing Rear Door Panels On A
2000 Dodge Durango

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

(Covers Model Years 1998 to 2003)

In This Article:

Various screws are removed and then the door panel is pried away. 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

Start:

The left rear door of a 2000 Dodge Durango.

 

This small cover panel is removed by lifting it with a tack puller or small pry bar.

 

Then we slid a small pry bar behind the plastic trim panel and pried it off.

 

This upper trim piece is held on by a couple of metal spring clips.

 

This is the clip that holds the trim to the steel door frame.

 

We removed this screw at the top back corner.

 

Hidden Fastener Alert:

There was a screw (red arrow) behind the door release handle. The handle needed to be pulled to reach the screw.

 

There was a screw underneath the armrest.

 

There were two screws down low at the bottom of the panel.

 

Then we just lifted the panel upwards...

 

... and pulled it away from the door.

 

This connecting rod needed to be removed.

 

We removed the connecting rod by simply rotating this black plastic clip.

 

We unplugged this electrical connector that runs to the power window switch.

 

Then the panel could be completely removed.

 

Extras:

The back side of the Durango rear door panel.

 

The door handle. The handle is heat-melted onto the panel.

 

The window switch is held in place with two screws.

 

The plastic dust barrier can be pulled back to access the components inside the door, such as the power window actuator motor, the door latch, and the outside handle.

 

The speaker can be removed with 3 screws.

 

These clip legs hold the molded plastic door panel to the steel on the inside of the door.

 

The tools we used:

A Phillips screwdriver and a tack puller.

 

More Info:

Tools Used:

  • Tack Puller

  • Phillips Screwdriver

Materials Used:

  • None

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Written May 8, 2007