GM Full-Size Trucks 1988-1998 Repair Information

Door Panels

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



R/V Series
FRONT SIDE DOOR

See Figures 1 through 12

CHECK THESE PROCEDURES



  1. Remove the window handle by depressing the door panel and removing the retaining clip.
  2.  
  3. Remove the door lock knob.
  4.  
  5. Remove the armrest.
  6.  
  7. Snap off the trim covers and remove the screws retaining the assist strap, if so equipped.
  8.  
  9. Remove the 4 screws securing the lower edge of trim panel.
  10.  
  11. Remove the screw at the door handle cover plate and the screw located under the arm rest pad.
  12.  
  13. Remove the trim panel by carefully prying out at the trim retainers located around the perimeter of the panel.
  14.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: Door trim clip remover



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Fig. Fig. 2: Window crank clip remover



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Fig. Fig. 3: Unfasten the screws retaining the door handle trim plate...



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Fig. Fig. 4: ... hold the handle out and remove the trim plate



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Fig. Fig. 5: Remove the pull handle trim pieces



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Fig. Fig. 6: Use a Torx® head bit to remove the pull handle retainers...



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Fig. Fig. 7: ... then remove the pull handle from the door panel



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Fig. Fig. 8: Unscrew the door lock pull knob



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Fig. Fig. 9: Unscrew the door panel Phillips head screws



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Fig. Fig. 10: Lift the door panel up and off the door to separate the panel fasteners



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Fig. Fig. 11: If the door is equipped with electric windows, unscrew the electrical connection retainers...



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Fig. Fig. 12: ...and pull gently on the connector to separate it from the switch. Do not pull on the wires

To install:

Before installing the door trim assembly, check that all trim retainers are securely installed to the assembly and are not damaged.

  1. Pull the door inside handle inward, then position trim assembly to inner panel, inserting door handle through handle hole in panel.
  2.  
  3. Position rim assembly to door inner panel so trim retainers are aligned with attaching holes in panel and tap retainers into holes with a clean rubber mallet.
  4.  
  5. Install previously removed items.
  6.  

REAR SIDE DOOR
  1. Remove the window handle by depressing the door panel and removing the retaining clip.
  2.  
  3. Remove the door lock knob.
  4.  
  5. Remove the arm rest.
  6.  
  7. Snap off the trim covers and remove the screws retaining the assist strap, if so equipped.
  8.  
  9. Remove the 3 screws securing the lower edge of trim panel.
  10.  
  11. Remove the screw at the door handle cover plate and the screw located under the arm rest pad.
  12.  
  13. Remove the trim panel by carefully prying out at the trim retainers located around the perimeter of the panel.
  14.  

To install:

Before installing the door trim assembly, check that all trim retainers are securely installed to the assembly and are not damaged.

  1. Pull the door inside handle inward, then position trim assembly to inner panel, inserting door handle through handle hole in panel.
  2.  
  3. Position rim assembly to door inner panel so trim retainers are aligned with attaching holes in panel and tap retainers into holes with a clean rubber mallet.
  4.  
  5. Install previously removed items.
  6.  

C/K Series

See Figures 13, 14 and 15

  1. Remove the window handle by depressing the door panel and removing the retaining clip.
  2.  
  3. Remove the door lock knob.
  4.  
  5. Remove the arm rest.
  6.  
  7. Snap off the trim covers and remove the screws retaining the assist strap, if so equipped.
  8.  
  9. Remove the electrical switch panel, if so equipped.
  10.  
  11. Remove the trim panel by carefully prying out at the trim retainers located around the perimeter of the panel.
  12.  

To install:

Before installing the door trim assembly, check that all trim retainers are securely installed to the assembly and are not damaged.

  1. Pull the door inside handle inward, then position trim assembly to inner panel, inserting door handle through handle hole in panel.
  2.  



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Fig. Fig. 13: Remove the armrest



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Fig. Fig. 14: Remove the electrical switch panel, if so equipped



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Fig. Fig. 15: Remove the trim panel by carefully prying out at the trim retainers locations

  1. Position rim assembly to door inner panel so trim retainers are aligned with attaching holes in panel and tap retainers into holes with a clean rubber mallet.
  2.  
  3. Install previously removed items.
  4.  

Rear Seat Access Door (Extended Cab)

See Figures 16 and 17

  1. Remove the armrest screws and the seatbelt retractor cover and "D" ring.
  2.  
  3. Remove the trim panel by carefully prying out at the trim retainers located around the perimeter of the panel.
  4.  

To install:
  1. Install the trim panel on the door and engage the trim retainers.
  2.  
  3. Install the seatbelt "D" ring and retractor cover.
  4.  
  5. Fasten the armrest screws.
  6.  



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Fig. Fig. 16: Remove the armrest screws



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Fig. Fig. 17: Remove the seat belt retractor cover

 
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