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.
Skill Level: 2-3 (Basic to Intermediate)
Time Taken: About 15 Minutes
By Jim Wilk, Licensed Auto Body
a putty knife I pushed the door pull handle
cup forward and pried upward lightly.
The next photo shows the clip that holds
this part in place.
This trim was held on by a single screw, but
the screw was hidden under a little plastic
I used a small flat screwdriver to open
the hatch and then I removed the screw with
a Phillip's screwdriver.
The green arrow shows a positioning hook
that helps hold this trim in place.
Caution: Don't push the center
part too far, or it will fall inside the
center pin on the button/clip outward
When reinstalling, make sure the hole in
the door panel lines up with the hole
in the metal door shell, and then put the
clip in the hole.
Then, push the center pin flush.
Ready To Remove The
prying the plastic door panel push clip away
from the metal shell.
A stiff putty knife works well for this.
I had to find the little push tab and
press it to pull the harness out.
The white push clips are seen around the
The green arrow shows the positioning notch.
I then lifted the plastic door panel off
the top edge of the door.
The white door push clips are located
around the edge of the plastic door panel.
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Written February 4, 2008