Front Door Panel Removal/Installation

Special Tools Required
Trim pad remover, (  Snap-on A 177A
or equivalent, commercially available.)



1.Using a flat-tip screwdriver wrapped with protective tape, pry out on the upper portion of the cover (A) to release the hooks (B), then remove the cover.

 

2.Remove the screws.

3.Driver's door with power door lock switch:
Pull out the inner handle (A) rearward and out half-way to release the power door lock switch bracket (B) from the door panel(C).

 

4.Driver's door without power door lock switch, and passenger's door: Pull out the inner handle (A) half-way.

 

5.If equipped, disconnect the power door lock switch connector (A) on driver's side.
Disconnect the inner handle rod (B), then remove the inner handle (C).

 

6.Lower the glass fully.

7.Remove the screws from under the armrest.

 

8.Passenger's door: Remove the switch panel (A).

-1 Insert a flat-tip screwdriver wrapped with protective tape through a hole under the armrest, and push up the back of the panel to release the rear hook (B).
-2 Pull out along the edge of the panel to release the hooks (C) and clip.
-3 Disconnect the power window switch connector (D).

 

9.Remove the mirror mount cover.

10.Remove the door panel (A) with as little bending as possible to avoid creasing or breaking it.

-1 Release the clip (B).
-2 Release the clips (C) that hold the door panel with a commercially available trim pad remover (D).
-3 Starting at the rear, pull the door panel upward, then release the lock knob (E).

 

11.Driver's door: Disconnect the power window switch connector (A), power mirror switch connector (B), and if equipped, disconnect the hatch glass opener switch connector (C) and super locking control unit connector (D), and detach the harness clips (E) from the back of the door panel. RHD is shown, LHD is symmetrical except it has no super locking control unit.

 

12.Driver's door: Push up the back of the switch panel (A) to release the clip and hooks (B), then remove the panel.

 

13.Install the panel in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:

  • Replace any damaged clips.
  • Make sure the connectors are plugged in properly, and the rod is connected properly.