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Removing the door panel from a Honda Ridgeline.

Removing Door Panels On A
2007 Honda Ridgeline

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

(Covers Model Years 2006 to 2009)

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 30 Minutes

By Jim Wilk, Licensed Auto Body Technician

Start:

I found the door panel on this 2007 Honda Ridgeline four door truck to be quite complicated.

Door panel on a 2007 Honda Ridgeline. 

 

 Inside cover for side-view mirror.

The inside mirror cover had a push clip at the top (arrow) and hooks at the bottom.

 

View of back side of mirror cover.

The mirror cannot be accessed yet, because there are two mounting studs with nuts underneath the plastic door panel.

Back view of mirror cover. 

 

 Removing cover near door latch. I used a small screwdriver to remove the cover on the inside door latch.

 

With an 8mm socket I removed the two bolts fastening the inside door latch to the door panel bracket. Removing inner door latch mechanism. 

 

 Door latch Honda Ridgeline, with connector cable. Rear view of door release latch. The cable needs to be disconnected.

 

I swung the black clasp off the cable end, then I lifted out the cable end (green arrow).

Then I pried the cable casing end out of its mounting position on the latch (red arrow).

Disconnecting cable from door latch, Honda. 

 

 Removing bracket behind door latch, 2007 Ridgeline. I removed the two Phillips screws that held the latch bracket to the door frame.

 

View of latch area disassembled. Latch area on Honda Ridgeline. 

 

 Removing cover in door pull armrest. Under the inside pull handle bottom cover I found a hidden Phillips screw.

 

Red arrow shows the hidden screw. Hidden screw in arm rest. 

 

 Prying door panel from door. I used a rigid putty knife to pry the plastic door panel from the metal door frame, being careful to only pry adjacent to the push-clip fasteners.

 

Pulling outward and pushing up over the window lip and door lock button released the plastic door panel from the door frame. Remove door panel by lifting it off. 

 

 Remove light from Honda door panel. Then I twisted and pulled the interior light from its socket.

I balanced the plastic panel on box while performing this task.

 

I used a tack remover tool to pry the wire harness clip from the plastic panel. Disconnecting wire from Honda door panel. 

 

 Disconnecting wiring from door panel, Honda. I pressed the blue tab and pulled the wire connector from the power window control.

 

Removing Side View Mirror:

IF removing the mirror is necessary:

I pressed the tab on the mirror wire connector and pulled it out.

Then using a 10mm socket I removed all three nut holding the mirror to the door frame.

Caution: Have a helper hold the mirror to prevent falling and causing damage.

Remove side mirror from Honda Ridge line. 

 

 Back of door panel, Honda Ridgeline. View of back side of plastic door panel.

The white sheet is a layer of insulation.

 

View of metal door frame with dust cover.

To read about removing a typical dust cover, click here.

Inside of door, Honda Ridgeline. 

 

Removing The Rear Door Trim Panel:

View of rear door. Rear door of Honda Ridgeline. 

 

 Remove small cover from inside back door. At the rear part of the window I pried at the top of the cover and released the push clip.

 

 Taking off small pastic cover on back door of Honda Ridgeline. Then I pulled the cover upward and released the holding clips from the bottom.

 

I used a small screwdriver to lift the cover from the bottom of the inside pull handle. Remove cover from door pull arm rest, Honda Ridgeline. 

 

 Hidden screw in arm rest, Honda. Now that the screw is exposed I used a Phillips screwdriver to remove the screw.

 

Using a small flat screwdriver I removed inside latch cover. Removing cover from door latch, 2007 Honda Ridgeline. 

 

 Remove screws on door latch, Honda Ridgeline. I removed the two Phillips screw holding the inside door latch from the metal door frame.

 

I swung the clasp off the cable end and lifted it out of the plastic clip (green arrow).

Then I pried the plastic cable sleeve end from the inside door latch (red arrow).

Disconnecting cable from door latch. 

 

 Prying door panel from door. I used a rigid putty knife to pry the plastic door panel from the metal door frame, being careful to pry adjacent to the push-clip fasteners.

 

I removed the plastic door panel by pulling outward and pushing upward so the panel came unhooked from the window lip and door lock button. Lifting door panel from car. 

 

 Remove door light. I twisted and pulled the interior light from the socket.

 

I followed the wire to the window switch, which was behind the sheet of insulation. Disconnecting switch from door panel, Honda Ridgeline. 

 

  Then I pressed on the end tab and pulled the connector from the switch.

 

View of back side of the rear plastic door panel. Rear view of door panel, Honda Ridge line 2007. 

 

 Inner view of door, Honda Ridgeline. View of metal door frame with dust cover.

To read about removing a typical dust cover, click here.

 

More Info:

Tools Used:

  • 8mm and 10mm Sockets
  • Small Flat Screwdriver
  • Phillips Screw Driver
  • Tack puller
  • Rigid Putty Knife

Materials Used:

  • None

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Written February 5, 2009