Mechanics

PASSNGER SIDE EXTERIOR MIRROR

2009 Honda Civic

2009 Honda Civic 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 8000 miles

A passing car knocked it off. It's hanging by its electrical
cable and still operating. The damage will allow me to screw it back into place if I can remove the interior door panel and access the mirror mount. How can I remove the
interior panel? Anny help gratefully accepted.
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JoeAngels
September 13, 2010.



Hi JoeAngels,

Thank you for the donation.

Here are the procedures for removal of the door panel.

FRONT DOOR PANEL REMOVAL/INSTALLATION
Special Tools Required

• KTC trim tool set SOJATP2014 *
• Trim pad remover. Snap-on A 177A or equivalent, commercially available

*Available through the American Honda Tool and Equipment Program; call 888-424-6857

4-DOOR
NOTE:
Use the appropriate tool from the KTC trim tool set to avoid damage when prying components.

1. Raise the glass fully.
2. Using the appropriate trim tool, pry out on the rear portion of the inner handle cap (A) to release the hooks (B, C).


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_DoorPanel09CivicFig18_1.jpg



3. Remove the screw (A) and clip (B) securing the inner handle (C).


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_DoorPanel09CivicFig19_1.jpg



4. Remove the power window switch panel (A).

â—¦ 1 Using the appropriate trim tool, pry up on the rear edge of the switch panel to release the rear clip.
â—¦ 2 Pull out along the edge of the panel to release all of the hooks (B).
â—¦ 3 Pull the switch panel rearward to release the front hook (C).
â—¦ 4 Disconnect the power mirror switch connector (D) (driver's) and the power window switch connector (E).


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_DoorPanel09CivicFig20_1.jpg



5. Remove the screw.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_DoorPanel09CivicFig21_1.jpg



6. Remove the door panel (A) with as little bending as possible to avoid creasing or breaking it.

â—¦ 1 Start at the bottom edge of the door panel, release the clips (B, C) that are just above the marks (D) on the edge of the panel with a commercially available trim pad remover.
â—¦ 2 Detach the upper clips.
â—¦ 3 Starting at the rear, pull the door panel upward.

NOTE:
The inner handle cable (E) and latch cable (F) are
connected to the inner handle (G). Do not pull the door panel up too far, or these cables will be damaged.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_DoorPanel09CivicFig22_1.jpg



7. While holding the door panel (A) away from the door, remove the inner handle (B) from the door panel by releasing the hooks (C).


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_DoorPanel09CivicFig23_1.jpg



8. Remove the door panel (A) while pulling the inner handle (B) out through the hole in the door panel.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_DoorPanel09CivicFig24_1.jpg



9. If necessary, disconnect the inner handle cable (A) and the latch cable (B) from the inner handle (C), then remove the handle.

â—¦ 1 Detach the inner handle cable fastener (D), then disconnect the inner handle cable from the cable fastener (E).
â—¦ 2 Detach the latch cable fastener (F) with a flat-tip screwdriver, then disconnect the latch cable from the cable fastener (G).

NOTE:
Check for damaged or stress-whitened cable fasteners.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_DoorPanel09CivicFig25_1.jpg



10. Install the door panel in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:

• Check if the clips are damaged or stress-whitened, and if necessary, replace them with new ones.
• Replace any damaged cable fasteners with new ones.
• The latch cable (A) should be fixed to the cable fastener (B) with the latch in lock position as shown.
• Make sure the connectors are plugged in properly, and the cables are connected securely.
• Make sure the window and power door lock operate properly.
• When reinstalling the door panel, make sure the plastic cover is installed properly and sealed around its outside perimeter to seal out water.
• Check for water leaks


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_DoorPanel09CivicFig26_1.jpg




KHLow2008
Sep 14, 2010.