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Removing Door Panels On A
2005 Kia Sedona

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

(Covers Model Years 2002 to 2006)

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

By Jim Wilk, Licensed Auto Body Technician

Start:

This is the door panel for a Kia Sedona, 2005 and later.

The arrows point to the 4 phillips head screws that hold the door panel to the door shell.

 

I pried off the plastic cover that was next to the mirror.

This just popped off with a bit of prying.

 

This plastic cover overlaps the door panel and must be removed for the door panel to come off.

 

Using a very small screwdriver, I pried off the plastic cap that was in the center of the door handle cover.

 

Then I removed the Phillips head screw.

 

I pulled the door handle outward and slid the cover off.

 

Then I removed this Phillips screw in the center of the door pull cup.

 

Down at the bottom I removed a screw...

 

...and another screw at the other end.

 

Finally, I used door panel tool to pry the panel away from the metal door shell.

 

I pulled the door panel straight up to separate it from the door.

 

Before I could completely remove the door panel, I had to disconnect the wires from the power window and door lock switches.

 

I also removed this marker light by rotating it a quarter-turn and pulling it out.

 

Then the door panel was separated from the car.

 

Once the door panel was removed, I could peel back the dust cover (the sheet of plastic) to gain access to the power window mechanism, the power door locks, the door handle, etc.

 

More Info:

Tools Used:

  • Putty Knife or Door Panel Removal Tool

  • Pry Bar or Flat Screwdriver

  • Phillips Screwdriver

Materials Used:

  • None

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Written October 30, 2007