Dodge Aspen/Volare 1976-1980 Repair Guide

Door Panels

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. Fig. 1 To remove the door trim panel, first remove the armrest attaching screws ...



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Fig. Fig. 2 ... then remove the armrest



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Fig. Fig. 3 Remove the door handle screw and the handle



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Fig. Fig. 4 Loosen the window crank handle retaining screw ...



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Fig. Fig. 5 ... then detach the handle from the shaft



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Fig. Fig. 6 Typical spring clip locations. Pry gently when removing them from the door



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Fig. Fig. 7 Use a trim removal tool, and locate the panel retaining clips. Pry them gently outward ...



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Fig. Fig. 8 ... until the trim panel is free of the door. Lift upward to remove it



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Fig. Fig. 9 Door component locations

Door component locations
  1. Regulator attaching rivets
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  3. Window regulator
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  5. Window guides
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  7. Door handle
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  9. Door glass-to-regulator attaching bolts
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  11. Remove the armrest.
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  13. Remove the door handle screw, then pull off the handle.
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  15. On models with manual windows, remove the window regulator handle screw and pull of the handle. On models with power windows, remove the power window switch housing.
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  17. On models with manual door locks, remove the door lock control. On models with power door locks, remove the power door lock switch housing.
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  19. On models with electric outside rear view mirrors, remove the power mirror switch housing.
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  21. Using a flat tool, insert it carefully behind the panel and slide it along to find the push-pins. When you encounter a pin, pry the pin outward slowly and carefully. Do this until all the pins are out. NEVER PULL ON THE PANEL TO REMOVE THE PINS!
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To install:

  1. Install the door panel carefully by pushing the pins into the door trim holes.
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  3. Install the electric mirror if equipped, along with the lock control switch.
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  5. Install the window regulator handle or power switch housing.
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  7. Attach the arm rest.
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