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Removing Door Panels On A
1993 GMC Jimmy, Chevy Blazer, or S10 Pickup

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

(Covers Model Years 1987 to 1994)

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 20 Minutes

By Jim Wilk, Licensed Auto Body Technician

Start:

Front Door Panel:

Removing this 1993 GMC Jimmy door panel is not that difficult.

To start I rolled the window down.

Door panel on GMC Jimmy or compact pickup truck.

 

 Locations of screws in upper trim around window on driver's door, GM small truck.

Then I removed the plastic trim from the rear of the window frame. To do this, I removed the three Phillips screws from the trim.

The red arrows show the locations of the screws.

 

I removed the two Phillips screws from the inside of the door pull handle. Remove screws in armrest to remove door panel from Chevy or GMC compact truck.

 

 Prying door panel off GM small truck. Using a rigid putty knife I started releasing the push clips that held the plastic door panel to the metal door shell.

 

Pulling outward slightly and pushing upward, I unhooked the plastic door panel from the top of the metal door frame. Taking off door panel, GM compact truck.

 

 Disconnecting wires in door panel, GM truck. With a small screwdriver I separated the wire harness from the switch.

At this point the door panel was separated from the truck.

 

View of wiring harness and switch. Door panel and electrical connections.

 

 Rear inside view of door panel on 1987 to 1994 compact GM truck. View of back of plastic door panel.

 

View of metal door frame with dust cover. GM truck door with trim panel removed.

 

Rear door:

 Rear door on 1987 to 1994 GMC Jimmy or Chevy Blazer. View of rear door.

 

I removed the two Phillips screws from inside door pull handle in the arm rest. Fasteners in armrest to be removed to take off door panel.

 

 Prying off door panel on compact GM truck rear door. Using a rigid putty knife I pried on the door panel and released the push clips that held the plastic door panel to the metal door frame.

When prying on the panel, it's important to pry close to the push-clips, to avoid damaging the panel.

 

I pulled the panel outward with my left hand and with my right hand I pressed on the top of the panel and pushed up and it released from the metal door frame. Removing door panel on small truck or SUV.

 

Back view of door panel, GMC Jimmy. View of back of plastic rear door panel.

 

View of rear metal door frame with dust cover. Inside view of door on GMC Jimmy or Chevy Blazer.

 

More Info:

Tools Used:

  • Basic Mechanic's Tools
  • Phillips Screwdriver
  • Small Screwdriver
  • Rigid Putty Knife

Materials Used:

  • None

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Written April 9, 2009