Toyota Celica 1994-1998 Repair Guide

Door Panels

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 through 13



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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the door trim panel and related components

  1. Remove the mirror/speaker cover, it should pop right off.
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  3. Pop off the door handle cover.
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Fig. Fig. 2: First, remove the door handle trim held in by one screw



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Fig. Fig. 3: Tape the end of a screwdriver and pop off the screw trim covers

  1. On vehicles without power windows, place a soft cloth under the window regulator handle and pull upwards on the cloth to release the snapring. Remove the regulator handle and plate.
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  3. Remove the arm rest screw, the angle is slightly awkward.
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Fig. Fig. 4: Remove the arm rest retaining screw

  1. Remove all the screws located around the door panel.
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Fig. Fig. 5: There are several screws around the door panel to be removed



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Fig. Fig. 6: On the side of the door, there are push-pin type clips. Use a thin bladed tool ...



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Fig. Fig. 7: ... to pop them out

  1. Some clips and screws are hidden, watch for them it makes panel removal difficult.
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Fig. Fig. 8: If any clips become damaged, replace them (this one is not)



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Fig. Fig. 9: Remove the screw near the door handle

  1. Remove the door lamp lens using a taped small prytool.
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Fig. Fig. 10: The small interior lamp lens can be pried out

  1. Remove the door switch assembly and disconnect the wiring.
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Fig. Fig. 11: Use a taped tool to pry out the door switch assembly



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Fig. Fig. 12: Next disconnect the wiring

  1. Once all components are removed from the door panel, carefully separate the panel form the door.
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Fig. Fig. 13: Now you can lift up and remove the door panel

To install:
  1. Connect the electrical wiring, if equipped, and install the trim panel onto the door.
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  3. Secure the trim panel with the mounting screws, then install screw caps and speaker cover(s).
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  5. Install the armrest and secure with the mounting screw. Install the power window switch as required.
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  7. Install the door courtesy lamp. Install the inside handle bezel.
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  9. Install the outside rear view mirror cover and retainer. On manual mirrors, install the knob and setting screw.
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  11. Connect the inside handle to the control link. Install the handle, slide it rearward and install the screw.
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  13. With the door window fully closed, install the window regulator handle.
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