Nissan 240SX/Altima 1993-1998 Repair Guide

Door Panels

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7



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Fig. Fig. 1: The rear door panel armrest fastener is covered by a trim plug



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Fig. Fig. 2: Rear door panel fastener locations



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Fig. Fig. 3: A plastic moisture barrier prevents condensation from damaging the interior door panel



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Fig. Fig. 4: A special caulking is used to keep the moisture barrier in place



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Fig. Fig. 5: The child safety lock lever is located on the rear doors, near the door lock mechanism



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Fig. Fig. 6: The interior door handle trim piece is simply pried from the door panel



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Fig. Fig. 7: Front door panel fastener locations

  1. Open the door fully.
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  3. Remove the inside handle escutcheon.
  4.  
  5. Remove the pull handle.
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  7. If so equipped, remove the power window switch trim and switch assembly.
  8.  
  9. If applicable, disconnect the switch assembly wiring harness.
  10.  

The door panel is held in place by several clips. Use a door panel clip removal tool to avoid damaging the clips, door panel or door.

  1. Carefully pry the door panel from the door.
  2.  
  3. Lift the door panel straight up to release it from the lip at the top of the door.
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To install:
  1. Replace any damaged clips.
  2.  
  3. Position the door panel on the door frame and ensure that the panel fits over the lip at the top of the door.
  4.  
  5. Align the clips with the holes in the door and, using your fist, tap the door panel into place.
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  7. Connect the switch assembly wiring harness, if so equipped.
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  9. If applicable, install the power window switch trim and switch assembly.
  10.  
  11. Install the pull handle.
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  13. Install the inside handle escutcheon.
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