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Various screws are removed and then the door panel is pried away. Electrical connectors are disconnected to separate the panel from the door.
Skill Level: 2-3 (Basic to Intermediate)
Time Taken: About 20 Minutes
By Jim Wilk, Licensed Auto Body
98 Saab needed a couple of things fixed. The left side-view
mirror needed to be repaired and, the window
was stuck in the "down" position.
I started by prying at the
mirror and working my way around the top of
the door. I used a tack puller for this
The cover has a small slot for a
When I did the lower cap, I found the two
were different. So I marked the inside of
pressing the tabs on each side of the switch I was able to
release the switch and push it out of
The trunk lock switch goes on
top and the gas lock switch goes below.
After I unplugged these connectors, the door
panel was separated from the car.
The second part of this
job was repairing the
window that came off its track.
that the rubber track liner became unglued
and cracked one of the three track rollers.
The green track roller cost about $10.00.
This little cover
has a notch for prying.
At this point
the door panel was completely separated from
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Written August 19, 2008