Mechanics

SIDE VIEW MIRROR

2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette

Interior problem
2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 120000 miles

I believe that to replace the side vier mirror, I need to pull off the interior side door panel.

How do I remove the interior side door panel?

I am reluctant to just yank off for fear for breaking whatever is holding it on and not being about to re-install the panel.

Any advice would be appreciate.
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Thomas Hirsch
March 7, 2009.




Hello –

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ImpalaSS
Mar 7, 2009.
Our 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette is the Premier Edition, 6 Cylinder, 3.4 liter engine.

Please let us know if you need any additional information.

We are the ones needing instructions on how to take off the front side door interior panel so we can replace the side view mirror.

Thanks much.

Tiny
Thomas Hirsch
Mar 8, 2009.
Hello –

Thanks for the info…………….

Okay………..I am sorry, it looks like the manual doesn’t show pics of how to remove the panel……..so this is my thought………..I am getting ready to pull a panel off of another type vehicle tomorrow. I can take some pics and that will at least give you an idea…….then kind of talk you through the rest and give you what the manual does say…………..do you want to do that?

If you do …….then it won’t be until tomorrow late before you get the data………..

Also, do you have automatic windows or roll up manually?

Now what I do suggest though is to go to the dealer tomorrow and ask for some door panel clips, the ones that hold the panel to the door. Me……..I would get the correct number, they may be about 50 cents each. I call them little Christmas trees……..also have them print out the IPB of that so you see where they go………it will help get things straight in your mind. When I do this the clips always break - at least one or two depending on how brittle they are then the panel won't stay on.....so....this is having the part there before you tear into it.....you can always take them back.

Last you will either need a door panel removal tool (pic below) or if you are really careful you can use a screwdriver or two………….


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Door_Panel_Tool_1.jpg



Okay……..let me know what you would like to do and that is our direction………..

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ImpalaSS
Mar 8, 2009.
Thanks! This is a great plan.

I may not be able to go to the dealer to get the christmas trees and print out until next weekend, but if you send pics, instructions etc. This week, that will be great.

Thank you.

BTW, where are you located? In what City, State?

Tiny
Thomas Hirsch
Mar 8, 2009.
Hello –

Sorry so long to get back with you……having some computer problems – major ones, so please bear with me as I limp along here.

The guy did not bring his car by on Monday………now pushed to Thursday – is this okay for the pics then?

Next – do you have manual roll up windows or automatic?

I live in the flat windy state of Kansas………

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ImpalaSS
Mar 10, 2009.
Thanks. Your schedule is fine. I won't be able to work on the car until this weekend anyway.

We have automatic windows.

Thanks, again.

Pretty cool that you live in Kansas.
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Tiny
Thomas Hirsch
Mar 11, 2009.
Hello –

Okay – here are the pics for the door panel……….There will be differences but hopefully this will give you an idea. The main thing…….go slow and be careful…….things can be sharp.

The door panel


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_1368_1.jpg



Look the door panel over really good for screws – fasteners, clips that cover screws etc. Here is my door panel tool.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_1369_1.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_1370_1.jpg



A clip


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_1371_1.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_1372_1.jpg



This panel just pops off and has a clip behind it.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_1373_1.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_1374_1.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_1375_1.jpg



By the door handle has a screw.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_1376_1.jpg



The arm rest area has a screw


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_1377_1.jpg



Okay the handle around the door release handle pops forward a little.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_1383_1.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_1384_1.jpg



Now there is a clip that holds the door handle rod….it pops off and turns, the rod pops up from it.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_1385_1.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_1386_1.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_1387_1.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_1388_1.jpg



Now the next pics just show the tool and clips or christmas trees………I start at the bottom and work my way around……put the tool right on the clip and they pop right out.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_1378_1.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_1379_1.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_1380_1.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_1381_1.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_1382_1.jpg



The door panel on this model lifts up – don’t forget to disconnect the electrical connectors.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_1389_1.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_1390_1.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_1391_1.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_1392_1.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_1393_1.jpg



Well, I hope this helps!

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ImpalaSS
Mar 12, 2009.
Hello –

Also, it looks like you may have some recalls on your vehicle. The dealer may fix these for free. Please contact the dealer service department, give them the VIN number of your car and have them check on these to see if they apply to you.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Picture1_63.jpg



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ImpalaSS
Mar 12, 2009.

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