AMC Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1975-1988 Repair Information

Door Panels

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 through 10

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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the door componentsGremlin, Hornet, Concord, AMX and Eagle



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Fig. Fig. 2: Use an Allen wrench to remove the window handle retainer ...



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Fig. Fig. 3: ... then remove the handle from the door panel



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Fig. Fig. 4: Remove the trim piece to gain access to the arm rest retaining screws



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Fig. Fig. 5: Use a screwdriver to remove the screws at the front of the arm rest ...



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Fig. Fig. 6: ... then remove the retaining screws from the side



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Fig. Fig. 7: Remove the arm rest from the door panel



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Fig. Fig. 8: Remove the door panel retaining screws ...



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Fig. Fig. 9: ... then pull the panel from its retaining clips



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Fig. Fig. 10: Now lift the door panel up and off the door

  1. Loosen the screws and remove the door handle and window handle.
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  3. Remove the arm rest, and, if equipped, the assist handle.
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  5. Remove the screws securing the bottom of the trim panel to the door.
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  7. Using a wide-bladed tool, carefully pry out the panel-to-door frame clips. Pry right at the clip and not between them, to avoid damaging the panel.
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  9. Remove the trim panel. Replace any damaged clips.
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  11. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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