Nissan Maxima 1993-1998 Repair Guide

Door Panels

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 through 12



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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the front and rear door panel assemblies-1993-94 vehicles



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Fig. Fig. 2: Exploded view of the front and rear door panel assemblies-1995-98 vehicles

  1. Open the door fully.
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  3. Remove the inside latch escutcheon.
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Fig. Fig. 3: Use a small metal pick to lift the escutcheon from the door latch recess



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Fig. Fig. 4: With the escutcheon removed, the door pull handle screws can be accessed

  1. Remove the pull handle.
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Fig. Fig. 5: Remove the plastic cap to access the upper door handle screw



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Fig. Fig. 6: After the screws are removed, the door handle can be removed



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Fig. Fig. 7: There is usually a screw that attaches the inner door panel to the door

  1. If so equipped, remove the power window switch trim and switch assembly.
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  3. If applicable, disconnect the switch assembly wiring harness.
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Fig. Fig. 8: Carefully lift the switch panel from the door panel ...



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Fig. Fig. 9: ... then unplug the switch harness connectors



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Fig. Fig. 10: Pop off the screw covers ...



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Fig. Fig. 11: ... then carefully remove the door panel



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Fig. Fig. 12: After the door panel is free, reach behind and disconnect the courtesy light and trunk switch

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 the door.

  1. Carefully pry the door panel from the door.
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  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.
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  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.
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  11. Install the pull handle.
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  13. Install the inside handle escutcheon.
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