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I believe there is a screw in the armrest thing that has to be removed.

After that

pull. you are going to have to use alot of force to pop out all of the annoying white plastic pins.

Many of them will break. also use a screwdriver to pry out the molding around the door handel. once this is done lift up on the entire panel... If its hard... you probbaly still have plastic clips holding it in.

Dont just yank out the panel after u get it loose though. You will have to disconnect the power/windows Lock connector.

Thats all I can remember... its been a while
 

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so you don't break your clips taking it off..

once you have every screw off of it from the outside... speakers.. armrest (the armrest always has a screw.. that's what mainly hold the doorpanel tight against the door)... anything else that has a screw from the outside of the door panel..

then take a flathead screwdriver and work your way around the panel finding each clip and popping it out one by one. if you're nice enough, you don't break anything, but it's liekly you will break a couple so don't freak, the panel usually still hold good enough until you can go get a pack of clips from somewhere.

then like he said, it moves up and off the window sill.

but before you yank, like he also said, you have to disconnect the powerwindows, locks... anything else that's attached to the panel.

take your time here.. ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS ALWAYS HAVE A WAY OF COMING OFF. don't just get immpatient and bust it off to where it's just connected later but without a lock.

the next owner will be grateful that road vibrations hadn't eventually loosened the connections.

reverse order for installing.

fin.
 

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just kidding... even teardowns go faster if you just do it right..

and then you have backstock parts for later.

always a smart thing to do.
 

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that's something you have to just look at and decide man...

if you broke somethign plastic.. you've got to fix the plastic... (ifyou can't just go get another one)

if you broke something metal.. you've got to fix the metal... lil easier if all you did was bend it.. lil harder if you stripped it... a real bitch if you don' thave a welder and need to weld.. but i doubt a screwdriver did that.

the door handles are most usally always just a piece of plastic, rubber, or hardened foam that have screw that hold them in place.. you've got to take that off before you can take off the door panel..


the door handle screws in from the outside
the door panel pops off once you get everything out of the way.

it's up to your detective eyes to figure out whether or not you can repair what you broke, or if just getting a replacement part would work.

usually it's whether or not you broke a needed part of plastic on whether or not you just get another one or can even fix it...
plastic's repairable, but not with superglue... you have to heat weld it back together and hope you didn't melt off too much plastic for it to fix right.

and it's a b!tch.
 

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Already have some metal ones on the way to replace the plastic crap ;) got the door panel off pretty ez the old owner had put some new seakers in and it was only held on with 3 clips lol. Thanks for the hrlp trying to fx it up b4 it goes to Alaska.
 
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