Toyota Previa 1991-1997 Repair Information

Door Panels

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Front

See Figures 1 through 12

  1. On models without power windows, remove the window regulator handle. A rag may be used to push the handle clip out from behind. Or use a special door handle clip removal tool.
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  3. On models with power mirrors, insert a tapped pry tool between the door trim and the switch to separate the two.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Carefully pry the power window switch from the door panel



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Fig. Fig. 2: When extracting the switch do not pull it out too far because of the wiring



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Fig. Fig. 3: Separate the wiring harness from the switch assembly

  1. Pop off the upper trim panel round screw cover and remove the screw.
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Fig. Fig. 4: Carefully pop off the screw trim cover ...



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Fig. Fig. 5: ... and remove the hidden screw

  1. Remove the screw around the door handle.
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Fig. Fig. 6: Remove the screw above the door handle

  1. Once all the screws are removed from the upper trim panel, pry the panel away from the door shell but be careful of the linkages.
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Fig. Fig. 7: Lift the upper door trim panel off the shell ...

  1. Disconnect the linkages from the door panel.
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Fig. Fig. 8: Disconnect the linkages from the door panel

  1. On the lower door panel, carefully pry the screw cover off and remove the screw.
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Fig. Fig. 9: Using a taped tool, pry the cover over the retaining screw off

  1. Using some force, pry the lower trim panel from the door.
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Fig. Fig. 10: Pry the lower door panel away from the shell

  1. Behcind the lower door panel is wiring from the window and other accessories, disconnect them.
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Fig. Fig. 11: Disconnect any accessory wiring behind the lower door trim panel



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Fig. Fig. 12: Extracting the lower door trim panel with the accessories disconnected

  1. Install the components in the reverse order of removal. Be sure to secure all wiring connections.
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Tailgate

See Figures 13, 14 and 15

  1. Raise the tailgate.
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  3. Remove the screw type retainers.
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Fig. Fig. 13: Unscrew the screw-type clips from the tailgate trim panel

  1. Once unscrewed, the clips can be pulled out from the trim panel.
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  3. Pull the screw type clip from the body.
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Fig. Fig. 14: Pull the clip from the body trim panel

  1. Carefully pry too loosen the panel from the tailgate. Pull the trim panel away from the body. Watch out for clips that may be broken and replace any if necessary.
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Fig. Fig. 15: Pull the trim panel away from the body

  1. Position the trim panel and attach it to the door. Be careful not to damage any of the clips.
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  3. Secure the panel by installing the screw-type clips.
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