Chrysler Caravan/Voyager/Town and Country 1996-1999

Door Panels

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. If equipped, use a small flat bladed tool to pry out the courtesy lamp from the door trim panel and disconnect the lamp wiring harness.
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  5. If equipped, remove screws mounting the door assist handle to the inner door panel.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Remove the retaining screw at the bottom of the door pull cup

  1. If equipped, remove screw mounting the door pull cup to the inner door panel.
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  3. If equipped, remove screws mounting the trim panel to the door from underneath the map pocket.
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  5. If equipped with a window crank, perform the following;
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Fig. Fig. 2: Be careful, these clips can be easily lost. If they are lost, they are available at the dealer



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Fig. Fig. 3: Using a special tool, remove the window crank handle retaining clip



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Fig. Fig. 4: When removing the window crank, be sure not to lose these trim washers

  1. Using a special tool for this purpose, remove the clip that retains the window crank to the regulator shaft.
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  3. Remove the window crank. Be careful not to lose the plastic trim washer(s).
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  1. If equipped with power windows, perform the following;
    1. Use a small prying tool to remove the screw cover from the power switch panel.
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    3. Remove the power switch panel retaining screws. Remove the power switch panel from the door trim panel.
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    5. Disengage the wiring harness connector from the switch assembly.
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  3. If equipped, remove the memory seat/mirror switch, using a small prying tool, and unplug the wiring connector.
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Fig. Fig. 5: Remove the retaining screw located behind the latch release handle



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Fig. Fig. 6: Using a special trim removal tool, carefully pry the door panel clips away from the door itself

  1. If equipped, remove the screw holding the door trim to the door panel from behind inside latch release handle.
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  3. Using a special trim removal tool, disengage the clips retaining the door trim to the door frame around perimeter of the panel.
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  5. Lift the trim panel upward to disengage the flange from the inner belt molding at the top of the door.
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Fig. Fig. 7: Carefully pull the door trim panel away from the door ...



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Fig. Fig. 8: ... then disengage the retaining clip from the linkage rod ...



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Fig. Fig. 9: ... then remove the linkage rod from the latch handle clip

  1. Tilt the top of the trim panel away from the door to gain access to the latch linkage.
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  3. Disengage the clip attaching the linkage rod to the inside latch release handle. Separate the linkage rod from the latch handle.
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  5. Remove the door trim panel from the vehicle.
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To install:
  1. Support the top of the door trim panel away from the door enough to gain access to the latch linkage.
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  3. Insert the linkage rod into the latch handle. Engage the clip that holds the linkage rod secured to the latch handle.
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  5. Place the door trim panel in position against the door and install into the inner belt molding at the top of the door.
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  7. Firmly push the trim panel against the door to engage the retaining clips around the perimeter of the door.
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  9. If equipped, install and tighten the screw holding the door trim to the door panel from behind inside latch release handle.
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  11. If equipped, install the memory seat/mirror switch.
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  13. If equipped with power windows, install the power switch panel assembly.
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  15. If equipped with a window crank, perform the following;
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Fig. Fig. 10: Install the window crank handle retaining clip in place behind the crank handle. A special tool such as this one can be a great help when installing this clip



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Fig. Fig. 11: This is what the retaining clip looks like once it is installed in the back of the crank handle. Now the handle can be installed onto the regulator shaft

    1. Install the retaining clip into the groove on the back of the window crank handle.
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    3. Hold the plastic trim washer(s) over the regulator shaft or on the window crank.
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    5. Position the window crank on the regulator shaft and push the crank firmly onto the regulator shaft to engage the retaining clip.
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  1. If equipped, install the screws mounting the trim panel to the door from underneath the map pocket.
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  3. If equipped, install the screw mounting the door pull cup to the inner door panel.
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  5. If equipped, install the screws mounting the door assist handle to the inner door panel.
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  7. If equipped, install the courtesy lamp into the door trim panel.
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  9. Connect the negative battery cable.
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