Mitsubishi Car 1999-05

Moldings & Panels

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Removal & Installation



Door Panel


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Fig. Remove the inside door release handle cup retaining screw . . .



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Fig. . . . then remove the inside door release handle cup



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Fig. Remove the inside pull handle retaining screw cover . . .



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Fig. . . . then remove the inside pull handle retaining screw



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Fig. Release the front retaining clips, and lift the handle and switch assembly from the door panel



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Fig. Detach the electrical connectors from the door lock and window switches, then remove the switch plate/handle assembly



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Fig. Remove the two front door panel retaining screws . . .



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Fig. . . . and also the rear retaining screws from the door panel



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Fig. Lift the door panel straight up to unhook it . . .



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Fig. . . . then remove the door panel from the vehicle

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. If equipped with manual windows, insert a shop towel behind the window regulator handle and push the retainer clip outward. Once the clip is removed, remove the window glass regulator handle and escutcheon.
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  5. If equipped with power windows/locks, remove the escutcheon panel (control panel) and detach the electrical connectors.
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  7. If equipped, remove the door grip/pull handle mounting screws and the grip from the door panel.
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  9. Remove the door pull handle cover. Remove the pull handle, if equipped.
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  11. Remove the door trim panel retaining screws.
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  13. Pull the door panel gently from the door. The panel is retained by spring clips. To separate the clips from the door, slide a small prytool behind the clip and carefully pull the clip, with the door panel, outward. Try not to bend the door panel or damage may occur.
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  15. Once all retainer clips are separated, remove the door panel assembly.
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  17. Carefully remove any retainer clips that remained in the door during panel removal. If damaged, replace the retainer clips.
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  19. If necessary, remove the waterproof film from the door.
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To install:

  1. If removed, install the waterproof film from the door.
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  3. Install and missing or damaged retainer clips into the door panel.
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  5. Install the door panel onto the vehicle. Push retainers into the holes in the door until they lock into position. If any clips do not lock, replace with new ones.
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  7. The remainder of installation is the reverse of removal.
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