GM Chevy Mid-Size Cars 1964-1988 Repair Guide

Front Door Panels

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

  1. Remove the door handles and the locking knob from the inside of the doors.
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If equipped with screw retained door pull handles, remove the screws through the handle into the door inner panel.

  1. If equipped with remote control mirrors, remove the remote mirror escutcheon, then disengage the end of the mirror control cable from the escutcheon.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Door lock remote control handle



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Fig. Fig. 2: Removing the clip from inside the door handle

  1. If equipped with a switch cover plate in the door armrest, remove the cover plate screws, then disconnect the switches and the cigar lighter (if equipped) from the electrical harness.
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  3. If equipped with an integral armrest, remove the screws inserted through the pull cup into the armrest hanger support. If equipped with an armrest applied after the door trim installation, remove the armrest-to-inner panel screws.
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Fig. Fig. 3: View of the armrest switch cover plate and remove mirror cable attachment

  1. If equipped with two-piece trim panels, disengage the retainer clips from the front and the rear of the upper trim panel, using tool No. BT-7323A, then lift the upper door trim and slide it slightly rearward to disengage it from the door inner panel at the beltline.
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If equipped with electric switches in the door trim panel, disengage the electrical connectors from the switch assembly.

  1. Along the upper edge of the lower trim panel, remove the mounting screws. At the lower edge of the panel, insert tool No. BT-7323A between the inner panel and the trim panel, then disengage the retaining clips from around the outer perimeter. To remove the lower panel, push the panel down and outward to disengage it from the door.
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If equipped with courtesy lights, disconnect the wiring harness.

  1. If equipped with an insulator pad glued to the door inner panel, remove the pad (with a putty knife) by separating it from the inner panel.
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To install:

If replacing the inner pad to the door inner panel, use 3M General Trim Adhesive No. 8080, glue it to the panel.

  1. If removed, glue a new inner pad to the door inner panel.
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If equipped with courtesy lights, connect the wiring harness.



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Fig. Fig. 4: Exploded view of the window regulator handle



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Fig. Fig. 5: Exploded view of the door trim panel

  1. Engage the retaining clips around the edge of the lower trim panel, then install mounting screws.
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If equipped with electric switches in the door trim panel, engage the electrical connectors to the switch assembly.

  1. If equipped with two-piece trim panels, engage the retainer clips to the front and the rear of the upper trim panel.
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  3. If equipped with an integral armrest, install the retaining screws.
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  5. If equipped with a switch cover plate in the door armrest, engage the switches and cigar lighter (if equipped) harness connectors, then install the cover plate and secure using the plate screws.
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  7. If equipped with remote control mirrors, engage the control cable, then install the remote mirror escutcheon.
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If equipped, install the pull handle screws through the handle into the door inner panel.

  1. Install the door handles and the locking knob to the inside of the doors.
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Fig. Fig. 6: Exploded view of the 2-piece door trim

 
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