REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Use care when removing the door panel, do not pull it too far back or use sharp objects to pry it off. There are tools designed to ease the removal of the trim panels, these can be found at any auto parts supplier.All Models
Refer to the exploded views of the door assemblies found earlier in this section, for a complete view of the door panel components.
- Remove the door lock button.
- Remove the arm rest (two screws). Pulling it downward aids removal.
- Press in on the door trim panel and, using a needle nosed pliers or a soft cloth, pull out the window handle retaining pin. Slide the handle off the regulator stud.
- Remove the door handle and handle trim.
- Remove the outside rear view mirror mounting cover, remove the mounting screws and mirror. On cars with remotely controlled mirrors, remove the control knob.
- Remove the door weatherstripping.
- The trim panel is held to the door by means of snap clips. Slide a wood spatula or equivalent behind the trim panel edge and move it along until you come to one of the clips. Pry the clip out of its hole in the door. Pry only at the clip, never somewhere in between clips. The clips are easily torn from the door panel. Repeat this procedure for each snap clip.
- Disconnect the speaker wiring and electric window wiring, if so equipped.
- Connect the electric window and speaker wiring to the door panel, if so equipped.
- Position the panel onto the door frame. Carefully whack the snap clips into position with the heel of your hand. Take care that they are lined up right over the hole before inserting them.
- Install the door weatherstripping.
- Install the rear view mirror and remote control knob if so equipped.
- Install the door handle trim and door handle.
- Slide the regulator handle onto the stud and install the retaining clip. The window handle should be installed at a 45°deg; angle up to the right, with the glass fully closed.
- Install the arm rest.
- Install the door lock button.