Rear Door Panel Removal/Installation

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



1.Lower the glass fully.

2.Remove the inner handle (A). Take care not to scratch the door panel.

-1 Using a flat-tip screwdriver wrapped with protective tape, pry out on the upper portion of the cover (B) to release the hooks (C, D), then remove the cover.
-2 Remove the screws.
-3 Pull out the inner handle forward and out half-way to release the hook (E).
-4 Disconnect the inner handle rod (F).

 

3.Remove the door quarter inner trim (A). Take care not to scratch the door.

-1 Using a flat-tip screwdriver wrapped with protective tape, insert it next to the pin, and detach the pin by prying on the trim while holding the hock portions.
Take care not to break the hooks (B).
-2 Pull the trim forward to release the hooks.

 

4.Remove the clip from the door quarter inner trim mounting portion.

 

5.Remove the screws from under the armrest.

 

6.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).

 

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

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

 

8.Form the back of the door panel, detach the harness clip (A). If equipped, disconnect the super locking control unit connector (B). RHD is shown, LHD is symmetrical except it has no super locking control unit.

 

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

  • Replace any damaged clips.
  • Make sure the connector (s) is plugged in properly and the rod is connected properly.