Mechanics

CADILLAC ESCALADE DOOR PROBLEM

2007 Cadillac Escalade

Interior problem
2007 Cadillac Escalade 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

HOW TO REMOVE THE FRONT DOOR PANEL?
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BGIL0625
March 1, 2010.



First remove what is called the upper extension, it is the triangle piece in the front on the inside of the mirror, pull at top until retainer disengages, then lift. Remove the plate behind the inside door handle revealing a screw, and remove the plate in the pull handle pocket revealing two screws, remove all screws. Pry up on the window switch, I find it best to do the pull handle end first, there is a retainer at the front and rear of switch, disconnect the electrical. Remove the lock rod knob by disengaging the square plastic piece. Using a pry tool, work your way around the outsides of the panel disengaging the push in retainers. That should get you most, if not all the way. Below is the service manual procedure if it helps any further, I think there are some discrepancies in it, as far as fastener number.
Front Side Door Trim Panel Replacement

Callout
Component Name

Preliminary Procedures
Remove the door upper trim panel. Refer to Upper Extension Trim Panel Replacement.
Remove the door window control switch. Refer to Door Lock and Side Window Switch Replacement - Driver Side and Door Lock and Side Window Switch Replacement - Passenger Side.

1
Front Side Door Locking Rod Knob Assembly

Procedure
Lower the window.
Ensure the locking rod is in the unlocked position.
Use a flat-bladed tool to disengage the detent tab and then remove the knob by pulling upward.
When re-installing, push the knob down until the detent tab touches the locking rod opening cover.
Push the detent tab in to lock the knob to the locking rod.

2
Front Side Door Trim Panel Cover

3
Front Side Door Trim Panel Cover Retainer (Qty: 3)

4
Front Side Door Inside Handle Bezel Cover

5
Front Side Door Trim Panel Bolt (Qty: 3)

Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in the Preface section.

Tighten
9 N ·m (18 lb in)

6
Front Side Door Trim Panel Assembly

Procedure
Disconnect the electrical connectors.
There are 2 hooks located on the lower portion of the door trim panel that are being used for service and manufacturing installation.
If these hooks are damaged during either removal or installation of the door trim panel, replacement of the panel is not required.
When installing the trim panel start at the lock knob, pushing down and outward moving toward the upper front.

7
Front Side Door Cable Retainer

Procedure
Depress both tabs to remove cable and pull cable rearward out of handle assembly.
When reinstalling cable make sure that it is fully seated past the guide tab.

8
Front Side Door Trim Panel Retainer (Qty: 12)

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Mar 2, 2010.