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2007 Subaru Outback
In This Article:
Various screws are removed and then the door panel is pried away.
Cables and electrical connectors are disconnected 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
Removing the door panel
on this 2007 Subaru Outback involved three hidden
screws that had to be removed, and a complicated
latch assembly that had to disconnected.
I used a flat
screwdriver to pry off the cover behind the inside
door latch handle.
Then I used a small flat screwdriver to
start prying the handle apart.
There are 3 push clips
that hold this cover to the main part of the
One of the push clips stayed in the handle...
I just left the metal clip in place and it went
back together later with no problem.
the door panel was still attached by the cables
that connect the door release handle to the
internal latch mechanism.
At this point the door panel was
completely separated from the car.
Then I used a 10mm socket and ratchet to
remove the three bolts fastening mirror to the
door (red arrow).
Caution: Have someone hold the mirror... if it
falls it will cause damage.
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Written June 11, 2009