• Tiny
  • danwessel
  • 1998 Lexus ES 300
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • automatic
  • 135,000 miles

How do I remove the interior door handle and escucheon from the front door of a '98 Lexus ES300 so I can remove the door panel?

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Saturday, February 19th, 2011 AT 6:19 AM

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  • KHLow2008
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Our database indicates the door trim comes out before the inner handle.

Removal & Installation (Front)

Remove bezel from inner door handle by removing screw.
Remove window switch.
Remove screw beneath window switch.
Remove screw cover and screw from upper front corner of door panel.
Pry door trim panel away from door to release retainer clips.
Pull door trim panel upward to disengage it from door, then disconnect electrical connectors.
Remove speaker.
Remove door belt molding from top edge of door.
Carefully remove door weatherstrip (do not pull hard; use a clip remover to disengage clips).
Remove small speaker and outside rear view mirror.
Remove inside door handle assembly (remove screw and disengage 2 links).
To install, reverse removal procedure.

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