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Removing Door Panels On A
2004 Dodge Ram Quad Cab

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

(Covers Model Years 2002 to 2005)

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 An Hour

Start:

Removing The Front Door Panel:

Picture before removing the door panel.

 

We removed two screws at the bottom of the door panel.

 

We removed a screw behind the door handle.

 

There was another screw at the upper front section of the door panel.

 

We used a T30 Torx screwdriver on a fastener inside the door handle.

 

This screw holds the door handle in place.

 

Then we could remove the handle.

Note that this screw is "captured" in the handle, so it can't fall out. Nice touch, Dodge.

 

The Big Moment:

We lifted up on the entire door panel and it came loose.

 

This is a view behind the door panel right after we lifted it off the structure. There is a wiring harness that needs to be disconnected to completely remove the panel.

 

We popped the switch assembly out of the door panel. This assembly is held in place by a couple of snaps.

 

These wiring connectors can be difficult to remove. There is a tab in the middle (by his thumb) that needs to be pushed in.

 

The back of the door panel.

 

These are the hooks that secure the door panel to the steel door structure.

 

FYI:

A view of the door opening mechanism. The door release handle attaches to this.

 

The speaker is on the upper front area of the door.

 

Removing The Back Door Panel:

The back door.

 

There was one screw behind the door release handle.

 

There was a T30 Torx screw holding the handle in place.

 

We lifted up on the panel and it came right out.

 

There was one small wiring connector for the power window switch.

 

A view of the back side of the door panel. Just like the front door, only smaller.

 

More Info:

Tools Used:

  • Phillips Screwdriver

Materials Used:

  • None

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Written May 16, 2007