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1990 Mazda Miata
In This Article:
The window crank is removed. Various screws are removed and then the door panel is pried away.
Snap clips are pried away to separate the panel from the door.
Skill Level: 2-3 (Basic to Intermediate)
Time Taken: About 25 Minutes
By Jim Wilk, Licensed Auto Body
This 1990 Mazda Miata
has the same door panels as all Miatas from 1990
This door panel is made
flex board (hardboard, or Masonite) with a vinyl cover.
The soft vinyl can tear if I'm not careful.
The first thing I did was roll the window
down... this is a necessary part of the
Caution: The spring may pop
out, so don't lose it.
When I replaced the handle I used a pair of
needle nose pliers to position the spring back
on the handle.
Then I pushed the handle back on the
I used a rigid putty knife to pry and release
the snap clips holding the speaker cover to the
Caution: Pry near the snap clips
and pry gently to
prevent damage to vinyl/hardboard panel. If possible,
invest in a door panel clip removal tool.
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Written September 3, 2009