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    GM Cadillac Deville_Fleetwood_ELD_Seville 1990-1998

    Door Panels

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    REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



    Deville and Fleetwood
    FRONT DOOR


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    Fig. Front door panel-1990-91 Deville and Fleetwood



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    Fig. Front door panel-1992-98 Deville and Fleetwood



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    Fig. Carefully pry up the power window switchplate and . . .



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    Fig. . . . gently remove it from the door panel



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    Fig. Remove the door pull strap retaining screw covers by gently prying them off



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    Fig. Remove the door pull strap retaining screws



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    Fig. Gently pull the inside door handle panel down and . . .



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    Fig. . . . release the rod from the handle



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    Fig. Carefully lift up the door panel to release the . . .



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    Fig. . . . retaining pegs on the door panel



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    Fig. Do not pull the panel too far away from the door, as some components still have wiring harness connected



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    Fig. Detach any necessary wiring connectors and remove the door panel from the vehicle

    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    2.  
    3. Insert a flat-bladed tool between the door panel and the rear edge of the power window switch plate to disengage the retainer from the panel.
    4.  
    5. Slide the power window switch plate forward, then label and detach the wiring connectors.
    6.  
    7. Remove the power door lock switch plate retaining screw. Remove the switch plate and detach the wiring connector.
    8.  
    9. Remove the pull handle retaining screws.
    10.  
    11. Using a thin-bladed tool, carefully pry the courtesy lamp lenses off. Remove the courtesy lamp bulb.
    12.  
    13. Pinch the courtesy lamp retainers and pull out the lamp socket holder. Detach the courtesy lamp wiring connector.
    14.  
    15. Remove the door panel retaining screws.
    16.  
    17. Using tool J-2459B or equivalent, disengage the door panel fasteners from the holes in the door. Detach any remaining wiring connectors and remove the door panel.
    18.  

    To install:

    1. Position the door panel close to the door and attach the wiring connectors.
    2.  
    3. Align the door panel fasteners with the holes in the door. Push in on the door panel to install it to the door.
    4.  
    5. Install the door panel and pull handle retaining screws.
    6.  
    7. Install the courtesy lamps and switch plates.
    8.  
    9. Connect the negative battery cable.
    10.  

    REAR DOOR
    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    2.  
    3. Using a thin-bladed tool, carefully pry the courtesy lamp lenses off. Remove the courtesy lamp bulb.
    4.  
    5. Pinch the courtesy lamp retainers and pull out the lamp socket holder. Detach the courtesy lamp wiring connector.
    6.  



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    Fig. Power window switch plate removal-Deville and Fleetwood



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    Fig. Power door lock switch plate-Deville and Fleetwood



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    Fig. Rear door panel-Deville and Fleetwood

    1. Insert a flat-bladed tool between the door panel and the rear edge of the power window switch plate to disengage the retainer from the panel.
    2.  
    3. Slide the power window switch plate forward, then label and detach the wiring connectors.
    4.  
    5. Remove the power door lock switch plate retaining screw. Remove the switch plate and detach the wiring connector.
    6.  
    7. Remove the door panel retaining screws and the retaining screws under the pull handle.
    8.  
    9. Using tool J-2459B or equivalent, disengage the door panel fasteners from the holes in the door and remove the door panel.
    10.  

    To install:

    1. Align the door panel fasteners with the holes in the door. Push in on the door panel to install it to the door.
    2.  
    3. Install the retaining screws under the pull handle and the door panel retaining screws.
    4.  
    5. Install the switch plates and courtesy lamp assemblies.
    6.  
    7. Connect the negative battery cable.
    8.  

    Eldorado and Seville
    1990-91 FRONT DOOR


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    Fig. Removing the power seat switch plate-1990-91 Eldorado and Seville



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    Fig. Removing the front door power window switch plate-1990-91 Eldorado and Seville



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    Fig. Power door lock switch-1990-91 Eldorado and Seville, except Seville STS



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    Fig. Door pull handle assembly-1990-91 Eldorado



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    Fig. Door pull strap assembly-1990-91 Seville, except STS



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    Fig. Removing the door pull strap covers-1990-91 Seville STS



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    Fig. Door pull strap panel assembly-1990-91 Seville STS



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    Fig. Front door panel-1990-91 Eldorado and Seville

    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    2.  
    3. Insert a flat-bladed tool between the door panel and the front edge of the power seat switch plate to disengage the retainer from the panel. Slide the switch plate forward and detach the wiring connectors.
    4.  
    5. Insert a flat-bladed tool between the door panel and the rear edge of the power window switch plate to disengage the retainer from the panel. Slide the switch plate rearward and detach the wiring connector.
    6.  
    7. On all except Seville STS, remove the cover plug and screw from the power door lock switch plate and remove the finishing cup. Remove the door lock switch plate retaining screw and detach the switch wiring connector.
    8.  
    9. On Eldorado, lift up on the pull handle and remove the 2 retaining screws. Push down on top of the handle, tip it out and up to remove it from the door panel.
    10.  
    11. On Seville, except STS, remove the pull strap covers by sliding them away from the pull strap. Remove the retaining screws and remove the pull strap.
    12.  
    13. On Seville STS, use 2 small flat-bladed tools to carefully pry and slide off the 2 pull strap covers. Remove the 2 screws at the pull strap, then remove the plug, screw and pull control blockout cover. Remove the pull strap panel and detach the wiring connector at the lock switch.
    14.  
    15. Remove the 2 door panel retaining screws at the rear edge of the door panel.
    16.  
    17. Using tool J-2459B or equivalent, disengage the door panel fasteners from the holes in the door. Label and detach the speaker, courtesy and warning lamp connectors and remove the door panel.
    18.  

    To install:

    1. Position the door panel close to the door and attach the speaker, courtesy and warning lamp connectors.
    2.  
    3. Align the door panel fasteners with the holes in the door. Push in on the door panel to install it to the door.
    4.  
    5. Install the 2 door panel retaining screws at the rear edge of the door panel.
    6.  
    7. Install the pull handle or pull strap and the switch plates.
    8.  
    9. Connect the negative battery cable.
    10.  

    1990-91 REAR DOOR-SEVILLE ONLY


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    Fig. Removing the rear door power window switch plate-1990-91 Seville



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    Fig. Rear door panel-1990-91 Seville

    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    2.  
    3. Using a flat-bladed tool, carefully push in and pull up the power window switch plate. Unscrew the knob and detach the wiring connector at the window switch and detach the wiring connector at the lighter. Remove the switch plate.
    4.  
    5. On all except STS, remove the pull strap covers by sliding them away from the pull strap. Remove the retaining screws and remove the pull strap.
    6.  
    7. On STS, use 2 small flat-bladed tools to carefully pry and slide off the 2 pull strap covers. Remove the 2 screws at the pull strap, then remove the plug, screw and pull control blockout cover. Remove the pull strap panel and detach the wiring connector at the lock switch.
    8.  
    9. Remove the door panel retaining screw at the rear edge of the door panel.
    10.  
    11. Using tool J-2459B or equivalent, disengage the door panel fasteners from the holes in the door. Detach the courtesy and lamp connectors and remove the door panel.
    12.  

    To install:

    1. Position the door panel close to the door and attach the courtesy lamp connectors.
    2.  
    3. Align the door panel fasteners with the holes in the door. Push in on the door panel to install it to the door.
    4.  
    5. Install the door panel retaining screw at the rear edge of the door panel.
    6.  
    7. Install the pull strap and the switch plates.
    8.  
    9. Connect the negative battery cable.
    10.  

    1992-98 ELDORADO


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    Fig. Front door power window switch plate-1992-98 Eldorado and Seville

    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    2.  
    3. Remove the power window switch plate as follows:
      1. Use a 1 / 2 in. wide flat-bladed tool to pry up on the rear edge of the trim plate.
      2.  
      3. Insert the blade 3 / 4 in. into the door trim to engage the retention clip. Press firmly toward the switch plate to disengage the clip.
      4.  
      5. Pull the flat-bladed tool upward while pressing firmly toward the plate to pull the plate from the door panel.
      6.  

    4.  


    NOTE
    Before lifting the switch plate from the door panel, make sure the flat-bladed tool has fully disengaged the retention clip, or damage to the switch plate or clip may occur.

    1. Label and detach the wiring connectors and remove the switch plate.
    2.  

    1. Carefully pull the power door lock switch trim plate from the door panel. Detach the wiring connector for the switch and remove the door lock switch.
    2.  
    3. Working through the switch plate opening, remove the door panel retaining screw.
    4.  
    5. Insert a flat-bladed tool between the upper rear corner of the carpet attached to the door panel. Disengage the fastener and fold back the carpet to expose the door panel retaining screw. Remove the screw.
    6.  
    7. Lift the door panel up and away from the door to disengage the hooks.
    8.  

    To install:

    1. Position the door panel on the door. Align the hooks to the holes in the door and push in and down on the door panel.
    2.  
    3. Install one screw through the switch plate opening and one screw under the carpet.
    4.  
    5. Fold the carpet flush to the trim panel and engage the fastener.
    6.  
    7. Install the door switches.
    8.  
    9. Connect the negative battery cable.
    10.  

    1992-98 SEVILLE
    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    2.  
    3. If removing the front door panel, remove the power window switch plate as follows:
      1. Use a 1 / 2 in. wide flat-bladed tool to pry up on the rear edge of the trim plate.
      2.  
      3. Insert the blade 3 / 4 in. into the door trim to engage the retention clip. Press firmly toward the switch plate to disengage the clip.
      4.  
      5. Pull the flat-bladed tool upward while pressing firmly toward the plate to pull the plate from the door panel.
      6.  

    4.  


    NOTE
    Before lifting the switch plate from the door panel, make sure the flat-bladed tool has fully disengaged the retention clip, or damage to the switch plate or clip may occur.

    1. Label and detach the wiring connectors and remove the switch plate.
    2.  

    1. If removing the rear door panel, remove the power window switch plate as follows:
      1. Using a flat-bladed tool, carefully push in firmly and pull up to disengage the window switch/ash tray clip from the door panel.
      2.  
      3. Label and detach the wiring connectors for the window switch and lighter.
      4.  
      5. Remove the window switch/ash tray.
      6.  

    2.  
    3. Carefully pull the power door lock switch trim plate from the door panel. Detach the wiring connectors for the switch and lamp and remove the door lock switch.
    4.  
    5. Remove one door panel retaining screw from the door lock switch plate area.
    6.  
    7. Insert a flat-bladed tool between the upper rear corner of the carpet attached to the door panel. Disengage the fastener and fold back the carpet to expose the door panel retaining screw. Remove the screw.
    8.  
    9. Lift the door panel up and out to disengage the door panel hooks from the holes in the door.
    10.  

    To install:

    1. Position the door panel on the door. Align the hooks to the holes in the door and push in and down on the door panel.
    2.  
    3. Install the door panel retaining screws.
    4.  
    5. Fold the carpet flush to the trim panel and engage the fastener.
    6.  
    7. Install the door switches.
    8.  
    9. Connect the negative battery cable.
    10.  

     
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