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Removing door panel from a 93 Olds Cutlass.

Removing Door Panels On A1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass

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

(Covers Model Years 1992 to 1997)

In This Article:

Various screws and cover panels are removed and the power window switch is pried out. Electrical connectors are disconnected and the door panel is pried away 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:

This 1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme had six hidden screws to remove before I was able to remove the door panel.

Remove door panels on 1993 Olds Cutlass Supreme.

 

Removing plastic cover behind seat belt, GM10 platform.

I removed the cover behind the seat belt on the upper part of the door panel.

 

Then I removed the two Phillips screws from under the cover. Hidden screws near seatbelt at top of door panel, Olds Cutlass.

 

Removing reflector on rear of door panel, 1993 Olds. I pried the reflector cover off the rear of the door panel and then removed the two Phillips screws behind the cover.

Note the small gap in the plastic door panel, behind the reflector. This split in the door panel allows it to be spread apart so the seat belt (which is attached to the door) can be slipped out.

 

Using a Phillips screwdriver I removed the screw from the inside door latch cover.

When replacing these screws, make sure the door lock manual sliding lever is inserted into the lock rod behind the door panel.

Screw in trim around door release handle, Olds Cutlass.

 

Hidden screw behind door panel, seen from door latch opening, Olds Cutlass. Behind the cover I had to remove the 7mm screw hidden inside the door panel.

This screw fastens the upper end of the door pull handle.

 

Using a tack puller, I lifted the back end of the switch panel up. The front end is hooked in, so I slid the switch panel towards the rear and the panel came out.

Then I disconnected the wire connectors from the switch.

Remove switch panel from armrest, Oldsmobile.

 

Hidden screws behind switch panel, Oldsmobile. Next I removed the two Phillips screws that were behind the power window / door lock switch panel.

 

I used a door panel removal tool to release the snap clips that held the door panel to the metal door shell. A rigid putty knife or thin pry bar would also work for this procedure.

Then I pushed the panel up to release it from the metal lip on the door.

If I needed to completely remove the door panel from the car, I would've I spread apart the back area of the door panel to slip the seat belt out... but I was able to do my repairs with the seat belt still threaded through the slots in the door panel.

Using door panel removal tool to pry off door panel.

 

Back side of Olds Cutlass door panel. View of back side of plastic door panel.

 

View of metal door shell with dust cover. Olds Cutlass door with door panel removed.

 

More Info:

Tools Used:

  • Tack Puller
  • Phillips Screwdriver
  • Door Panel Removal Tool, Rigid Putty Knife, or Thin Pry Bar.

Materials Used:

  • None

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Written August 20, 2009