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Old 12-29-2007, 03:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How do you remove the interior door panel?

I found my lock pushed in, but still accessible. Strange, yes.
Anyways, I need to get it from behind to re-situate the lock
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theres about 5 screws around the outter edge and theres one in the handle. the black trim around the door latch lever comes off(with the little speaker) via a little prying. good luck getting it off without breaking any of the clips...after all that, it pops off at the bottom and is hooked over the door frame on the top.
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well if its the driver door, remove all of the screws around the outside of the panel. Then remove the screw where the buttons are located (Inside the cup part). Suing yor hands, try to pry the panel off on the bottom. You are going to have to use some force, since the panel is held in by plastic holders. repeat theis up the sidesand the panel should almost be able to be removed. Finally, apply force near the door handle to pop the handle trim off, and the panel should come off now. Lift upward to remove the whole panel.
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yeah and those little black plastic pieces that are by the mirrors pop off really easy just don't break them.. not cheap to replace. i always take those off first cuz my door panel won't lift until i have them off.
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Has anyone removed the black trim around the door handle without breaking any clips?

I've removed mine like 20 times and broke clips every time untill it got the point point where I can get it off without needing to break anything. lol. They still hold on there fine though
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mine come on and off just fine, i've gone through 2 complete audio systems and put dynamat on never broke one clip. I just do it slow and i have a panel popper that works great. It was like 6 bux at autozone.
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after you pull all the screws out, pull the door panel from the bottom first to unsnap the bottom, then grip the sides and pull torwards you and down a little bit, the black trim around the door handle should pop the bottom clips first then come off without breaking it
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The hardest part was the door handle. The plastic around it was a pain to get off with out braking a clip. Everything else was easy. The bolt that keeps the lock on rattled out. Easy fix, just a pain when you have to get into the door when your lock falls in.
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Speaking of those not-so-cheap door handle trim panels that are easily breakable, anyone know where I can get a replacement? When installing an actuator in the drivers side door a while back I popped it off and subsequently broke all but one black tab (which now won't hold up) ~.~. Today I popped off the passenger side door panel to replace the factory speaker with some Infiniti's and only had 1 casualty

If the replacements are not accessable, anyone know how I can remedy the situation?
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best bet is go to a junkyard.
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