Door Lock Replacement
Door Panel ComponentsThe average vehicle door has basic controls for the different functions the door performs. Interior light and safety reflector helps illuminate the interior of the vehicle. When the door is open the light and the reflector alert people from a distance your door is open. The electric window switch controls the electrical power to the window motor. The motor turns a series of gears and/or cables to power the window up and down. The electric door switch controls electrical power to the lock solenoid actuator controlling the door to be locked or unlocked. A manual door lock switch allows you to manually control the door lock setting. Most manual door locks have an indicator letting you know if the door is locked or unlocked with a red panel when unlocked. The door handle controls to door latch which holds to door shut. Most door latches have two stages, the first stage the door will latch but not be fully closed and the next stage the door is fully closed.Step 2 - Removing Door Access Panel
Remove Inner Door Handle BezelFirst remove all plastic access panels and screw hole covers.Step 3 - Remove Control Switch Panel
Control Switch Panel
Remove Electrical ConnectorAfter the switch panel is removed, release the connector safety and disconnect the electrical connector.Step 5 - Removing Door Panel Mounting Bolts
Locate and Remove Door Panel BoltsLocate and remove all door panel mounting bolts and/or screws. Some door panels use a plastic push style fasteners. After all door panel fasteners have been removed gently pull up and/or out on the panel and remove it. Remove all electrical connectors to fully separate the panel from the door.