GM Chevy Mid-Size Cars 1964-1988 Repair Guide

Rear Door Panels

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  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 a switch cover plate in the door armrest, remove the cover plate screws, then disconnect the switch
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from the electrical harness.

  1. 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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  3. 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.

  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 switch harness connector, then install the cover plate and secure using the plate screws.
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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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