Mechanics

DOOR PANEL REMOVAL

1997 Honda Accord

Interior problem
1997 Honda Accord 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 140000 miles

I'm having trouble removing the door panel. I have taken out the two screws and popped the plastic buttons down the sides of the door and along the bottom, but I still can't free the door panel from the door. Can you please help me.
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Tadow12
November 7, 2008.



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1mDoor Panel/Plastic Cover Replacement

Remove the mirror mount cover panel NOTE : Take care not to scratch the door panel and other parts.


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If applicable, remove the regulator handle by pulling the clip out with a wire hook.


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NOTE: Install the regulator handle so it points forward and up at a 45 degree angle with the glass closed.


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Pry out the cap and remove the screw.


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Pull the inner handle forward and out half-way, and disconnect the inner handle rod and power door lock connector.


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Remove the armrest screw.


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Release the clips that hold the door panel. Remove the door panel by pulling it upward. NOTE : Remove the door panel with as little bending as possible to avoid creasing or breaking it.


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Disconnect the following:
Power window connectors
Power mirror connector (driver's)
Courtesy light connector


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Remove the bracket and power door lock control unit, and disconnect the connectors.


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Detach the grommets and harness clips, then carefully remove the plastic cover.


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Before installing the plastic cover, make sure the door harness and connectors are fastened correctly on the door.


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Install the plastic cover and all removed parts. NOTE ;
Apply adhesive along the edge where necessary to maintain a continuous seal and prevent water leaks.
Do not plug the elongated holes.
Sedan; To prevent contamination, cover the hole at location A with adhesive tape.
Install the door panel. NOTE:
Make sure the door harness is not pinched.
If necessary, replace any damaged clips.
Make sure the connectors are connected properly.
Instal) the armrest pocket (sedan/wagon, passenger's) and inner handle. NOTE : Make sure the connector is connected properly.
If applicable, install the regulator handle. See: Front Door Handle\Service and Repair
Install the mirror mount cover panel.

ImpalaSS
Nov 8, 2008.