300, 300C & Magnum 2006-2008, Charger 2006-2008

Door Panels

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Removal & Installation



Front Doors

NOTE
A battery reconnect procedure must be performed anytime the battery has been disconnected.

  1. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable.
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  3. Unsnap and fold back the screw cap below the trim panel pull handle to access and remove the screw (5) that secures the panel (2) to the pull handle bracket.
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  5. Unsnap and fold back the screw cap within the interior remote handle recess of the trim panel to access and remove the screw (4) that secures the panel to the inside of the door (1). The screw cap on the sedan opens from the top, and the wagon opens from the bottom.
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  7. Remove the four screws (6) that secure the bottom and front lower corner of the trim panel to the inside of the door.

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    Fig. View of the front door and trim panel

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  9. Remove the two push pins at the rear of the trim panel and one push pin at the front edge of the trim panel.
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  11. Pull the trim panel away from the inside of the door far enough to disengage the locator pins near the top of the panel from the door, then lift the rear of the panel upward far enough to disengage the interior door latch lock link and knob from the clearance hole at the upper rear corner of the panel.
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  13. Reach between the top of the trim panel (3) and the inside of the door shell to unsnap the plastic clip that secures the end of the interior door handle latch release link (1) to the handle lever (2) and disengage the link from the handle.

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    Fig. Reach between the top of the trim panel (3) and the inside of the door shell to unsnap the plastic clip that secures the end of the interior door handle latch release link (1) to the handle lever (2) and disengage the link from the handle

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  15. Pull the trim panel (1) away from the inside of the door shell far enough to access and disconnect the door wire harness (4) connectors from the power window/lock/mirror switches (2), the door module (6), and the door courtesy lamp (5) as the vehicle is equipped.
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  17. Disengage the retainers (3) that secure the door wire harness to the inside of the trim panel.

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    Fig. Removing the front door trim panel

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  19. Remove the trim panel from the inside of the door.
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  21. Remove door module if necessary. The heat stakes have to be cut off or drilled out.
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To install:

  1. Check to be sure that the five spring nuts are properly installed and in good condition on the inside of the door.
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  3. Check to be certain that the three plug grommets are properly installed and in good condition on the inside of the door.
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  5. When installing a new door trim panel with the original door module or new door module, the module can be attached by using screws or heat stake the door module to the trim panel. If the door module was removed or being replaced, use screws to attach door module to the second set of bosses on the door trim panel. If the door module was removed or being replaced, use screws to attach module to the second set of bosses on the door trim panel.
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  7. Position the trim panel close enough to the inside of the door to engage the retainers that secure the door wire harness to the inside of the trim panel.
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  9. Reconnect the door wire harness connectors to the power window/lock/mirror switches, the door module, and the door courtesy lamp as the vehicle is equipped.
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  11. Reach between the top of the trim panel and the inside of the door shell to engage the end of the interior door handle latch release link to the handle lever and snap the plastic clip over the link to secure it to the handle.
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  13. Lift the trim panel over the inside of the door far enough to engage the interior door latch lock link and knob into the clearance hole at the upper rear corner of the panel.
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  15. Position the two locator pins on the back of the trim panel to the locator holes on the inside of the door panel and simultaneously push the three upper pins into the grommet plugs near the top of the door. Make sure that the upper edges of the trim panel are engaged in the grooves of the window moldings.
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  17. Install and tighten the screw that secures the interior remote handle recess of the trim panel to the inside of the door to 16 inch lbs. (2 Nm). Fold and snap the screw cap over the screw.
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  19. Install and tighten the screw that secures the trim panel to the pull cup bracket below the trim panel pull cup to 16 inch lbs. (2 Nm). Fold and snap the screw cap over the screw.
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  21. Install the three push-pin retainers that secure the trim panel to the inside of the door.
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  23. Install and tighten the four screws that secure the bottom and front lower corner of the trim panel to the inside of the door to 16 inch lbs. (2 Nm).
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  25. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
    NOTE
    For vehicles equipped with the optional Automatic Express Up power window feature, calibration of this feature is required whenever power to the door module is disrupted. A battery reconnect procedure must be performed anytime the battery has been disconnected.

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  27. If equipped with the Automatic Express Up power windows, perform the battery reconnect procedure, as follows:
    1. Turn the ignition switch to the RUN position.
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    3. Regardless of current window position, move the driver side front window upward until the window stalls in the full up position. Allow the window motor to stall for at least 2 seconds before releasing the switch.
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    5. Move the driver side front window downward until the window stalls in the full down position. Allow the window motor to stall for at least 2 seconds before releasing the switch.
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    7. Move the driver side front window upward until the window stalls in the full up position. Allow the window motor to stall for at least 2 second before releasing the switch.
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    9. Repeat the above steps for the passenger side front window.
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    11. Verify the windows are properly calibrated by operating the express down and up features on the windows. Repeat this procedure if the calibration failed. If unable to properly calibrate after the second attempt, check the Driver's Door Module (DDM) and Passenger's Door Module (PDM) for Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) and correct as required.
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Liftgate
Lower Trim Panel
  1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
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  3. Remove the lamp from the lower liftgate trim panel.
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  5. Remove the two screws (6) within the pull cup formation to the right of the latch that secure the lower trim panel (1) to the inside of the liftgate (4).
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  7. Using a trim stick or another suitable wide flat-bladed tool, carefully pry the trim panel away from the inside of the liftgate to release the seven push-in plastic fasteners (7) that secure the panel to the liftgate.
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  9. Remove the liftgate lower trim panel from the vehicle.

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    Fig. Liftgate lower trim panel removal and installation

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To install:

  1. Check to be certain that the two U-nuts (5) are properly installed and in good condition on the inside of the liftgate (4).
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  3. Check to be certain that the seven push-in plastic fasteners (7) are properly installed and in good condition on the inside of the lower trim panel (1).
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  5. Position the upper corners of the lower trim panel over the lower corners of the upper trim panel on the inside of the liftgate.
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  7. Align the three locator pins (2) on the back of the trim panel to the locator holes (3) on the inside of the liftgate.
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  9. Using hand pressure, press firmly and evenly on the trim panel over each of the seven push-in plastic fastener locations until the fasteners are fully engaged in the holes on the inside of the liftgate.
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  11. Install and tighten the two screws (6) within the pull cup formation to the right of the latch that secure the lower trim panel to the U-nuts on the inside of the liftgate. Tighten the screws to27 inch lbs. (3 Nm).
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  13. Reinstall the lamp into the lower liftgate trim panel.
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  15. Reconnect the battery negative cable.
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Upper Trim Panel
  1. Open the liftgate (6).
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  3. Remove the lower trim panel from the inside of the liftgate.
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  5. Remove the two screws (4) that secure the lower corners of the upper trim panel (3) to the inside of the liftgate.
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  7. Using a trim stick or another suitable wide flat-bladed tool, carefully pry the trim panel away from the inside of the liftgate to release the push-in plastic fasteners that secure the panel to the liftgate.
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  9. Remove the liftgate upper trim panel from the vehicle.

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    Fig. Liftgate upper trim panel removal and installation

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To install:

  1. Check to be certain that the eight push-in plastic fasteners (5) are properly installed and in good condition on the inside of the liftgate upper trim panel (3).
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  3. Position the upper trim panel over the inside of the liftgate (6).
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  5. Align the two locator pins (2) on the back of the trim panel to the locator holes (1) on the inside of the liftgate.
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  7. Using hand pressure, press firmly and evenly on the trim panel over each of the eight push-in plastic fastener locations until the fasteners are fully engaged in the holes on the inside of the liftgate.
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  9. Install and tighten the two screws (5) that secure the lower corners of the upper trim panel to the inside of the liftgate. Tighten the screws to 16 inch lbs. (2 Nm).
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  11. Reinstall the lower trim panel onto the inside of the liftgate.
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  13. Close the liftgate.
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Rear Door Panels

NOTE
A battery reconnect procedure must be performed anytime the battery has been disconnected.

  1. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
  2.  
  3. Unsnap and fold back the screw cap below the trim panel pull cup to access and remove the screw (5) that secures the panel (2) to the pull cup bracket.
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  5. Unsnap and fold back the screw cap within the interior remote handle recess of the trim panel to access and remove the screw (4) that secures the panel to the inside of the door (1).
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  7. Remove the four screws (6) that secure the bottom and front lower corner of the trim panel to the inside of the door.

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    Fig. Rear door and trim panel

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  9. Remove the three push-pin retainers that secure the trim panel to the inside of the door.
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  11. Pull the trim panel away from the inside of the door far enough to disengage the locator pins near the top of the panel from the door and the steel clip fastener. Then lift the rear of the panel upward far enough to disengage the interior door latch lock link and knob from the clearance hole at the upper rear corner of the panel.
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  13. Reach between the top of the trim panel (3) and the inside of the door shell to unsnap the plastic clip that secures the end of the interior door handle latch release link (1) to the handle lever (2) and disengage the link from the handle.
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  15. Pull the trim panel away from the inside of the door shell far enough to access and disconnect the door wire harness connector (5) from the power window switch (4).
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  17. Remove the trim panel from the inside of the door.

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    Fig. Removing the rear door trim panel

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To install:

  1. Check to be sure that the five spring nuts are properly installed and in good condition on the inside of the door.
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  3. Check to be sure that the two plug grommets are properly installed and in good condition on the inside of the door.
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  5. Position the trim panel close enough to the inside of the door to reconnect the door wire harness connector to the power window switch.
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  7. Reach between the top of the trim panel and the inside of the door shell to engage the end of the interior door handle latch release link to the handle lever and snap the plastic clip over the link to secure it to the handle.
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  9. Lift the trim panel over the inside of the door far enough to engage the interior door latch lock link and knob into the clearance hole at the upper rear corner of the panel.
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  11. Position the two locator pins on the back of the trim panel to the locator holes on the inside of the door panel and simultaneously push the two upper pins into the grommet plugs near the top of the door. Make certain that the upper edges of the trim panel are engaged in the grooves of the window moldings.
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  13. Install and tighten the screw that secures the interior remote handle recess of the trim panel (2) to the inside of the door to 16 inch lbs. (2 Nm). Fold and snap the screw cap over the screw.
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  15. Install and tighten the screw that secures the trim panel to the pull cup bracket below the trim panel pull cup to 16 inch lbs. (2 Nm). Fold and snap the screw cap over the screw.
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  17. Install and tighten the four screws that secure the bottom and front lower corner of the trim panel to the inside of the door to 16 inch lbs. (2 Nm)
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  19. Install the three push-pin retainers that secure the trim panel to the inside of the door.
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  21. Reconnect the battery negative cable.
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