Dodge Colt/Challenger/Conquest/Vista 1971-1989 Repair Guide

Door Panels

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. Fig. 1 Interior door trim panels-FWD Colt



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Fig. Fig. 2 Pop the door handle trim screw cover up ...



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Fig. Fig. 3 ... and unscrew the door handle trim



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Fig. Fig. 4 While pulling the handle up, slide the trim out and around the handle as shown



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Fig. Fig. 5 Unsnap the armrest screw covers ...



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Fig. Fig. 6 ... and remove the screws



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Fig. Fig. 7 Remove the armrest



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Fig. Fig. 8 A special tool is available to ...



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Fig. Fig. 9 ... slide the clip out from behind the handle



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Fig. Fig. 10 Separate the handle and trim washer from the door panel



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Fig. Fig. 11 Using a suitable prytool, carefully pry the trim panel off the door shell ...



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Fig. Fig. 12 ... then remove the door trim panel

  1. Lower the door glass until it is three inches from the full down position.
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  3. Unlock the door and remove the remote door latch control handle bezel. On some models a screw that is hidden by a plastic hinged panel must be removed.
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  5. Remove the armrest mounting screws, and on models with electric controls, pry out the power window switch bezel.
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  7. Remove the window crank handle on models with manual window regulators.
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  9. Remove the two edge inserts that cover the mounting screws for the door pull strap, and remove the mounting screws and strap.
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  11. Insert a wide flat tool between the panel and door frame and carefully twist the tool to unfasten the retainer clips from the door.
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  13. If the vehicle is equipped with power locks, slide the switch bezel through the trim panel.
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  15. Disconnect the courtesy lamp connector. Remove the door trim panel.
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  17. Remove the inner plastic cover and service the components as required.
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  19. Place sealer along the edges of the plastic liner and put the liner onto the door frame.
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  21. Position the trim panel, slide the power lock bezel through the panel, connect the courtesy lamp.
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  23. Position the panel clips over their mounting holes and push the panel against the door frame to lock the clips.
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  25. Install the pull strap, the armrest, window handle/power switch, remote latch control/bezel.
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