GM Cavalier/Sunfire 1995-2000 Repair Guide

Door Panels

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 through 13



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Fig. Fig. 1: Using a suitable pry tool, release the retaining clips for the door handle bezel (Sunfire only) and ...



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Fig. Fig. 2: ... remove the bezel from the door



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Fig. Fig. 3: The manual window crank handle is retained to the regulator by a retaining clip



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Fig. Fig. 4: A special tool is available to release the retaining clip. Insert the tool behind the handle and release the clip to remove the handle



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Fig. Fig. 5: Remove the washer from the door panel that sits behind the window crank



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Fig. Fig. 6: Remove the retaining screw for the upper trim panel and ...



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Fig. Fig. 7: ... remove the panel from the door



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Fig. Fig. 8: The door panel is held by six retaining screws, two under the door handle and four along the bottom. Remove the four along the bottom and ...



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Fig. Fig. 9: ... remove the two screws located under the door panel inside handle-front door



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Fig. Fig. 10: The door panel is retained by eight retaining clips located in the positions shown-front door



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Fig. Fig. 11: The retaining clips can be released by carefully pulling the door panel from the door assembly



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Fig. Fig. 12: When all the retaining clips are disengaged, remove the door panel



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Fig. Fig. 13: Rear door panel mounting

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. On the Sunfire, remove the inside door handle trim bezel.
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  5. On the Cavalier, remove the power door lock switch.
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  7. If equipped, remove the power window switch.
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  9. If equipped, remove the manual window crank handle.
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  11. Remove the upper trim finish panel.
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  13. Remove the door panel lower retaining screws.
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  15. Remove the door armrest retaining screws.
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  17. On the Cavalier front door only, remove the door trim clips at the sealing strip.
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  19. Disengage the door panel retaining clips using tool J-24595 or equivalent.
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The door panel retaining clips can also be removed by carefully and gently pulling on the door panel to disengage them from the door.

  1. Remove the door panel from the door.
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To install:
  1. Ensure that the retaining clips are in place on the door panel.
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  3. Position the door panel on the door and gently push the panel into place to engage the retaining clips.
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On the Cavalier front door only, push the panel outward and downward at the sealing strip to engage the trim clips at the sealing strip.

  1. Install the all the door panel retaining screws.
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  3. The balance of the installation is the reverse of removal.
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