Door panel removal

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DRIVEINFAN
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  • 2005 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
How to remove door panel?
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Saturday, January 22nd, 2011 AT 2:07 AM

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Tiny
BLUELIGHTNIN6
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Here is a video, guide and the diagrams below so you can see how the job is done:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/door-panel-removal

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https://youtu.be/37RZljBV1BE

Check out the diagrams (below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

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Thursday, February 24th, 2011 AT 9:37 PM
Tiny
JAMNTAM
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  • 2002 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
V8 four wheel drive automatic.

Need to remove interior door panel to check why window is not working. Is there a tool I need to remove the panel?
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Thursday, September 27th, 2018 AT 3:12 PM (Merged)
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QUAGMIRE86
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I would guess that the 2002 is the same as a 2000. With that said, there are two screws that must be removed. One is on the door skin at the interior door grab handle. The second one is under the power lock/window panel on the door skin (you have to remove the panel should just pull off). Then you have to pop off the small tri-angular trim piece at the top/front of the door skin (by the bottom front of your window). Then the door skin just lifts straight up and out (you may have wires attached to the back of the door skin for speakers and courtesy lights if so equipped). The only tool you need is an 8mm socket to remove the two screws.
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Thursday, September 27th, 2018 AT 3:12 PM (Merged)
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JDSTEWART118
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How do I remove the driver's side front door panel on truck listed above 2500HD pickup?
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Thursday, September 27th, 2018 AT 3:12 PM (Merged)
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BRIAN 1
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Hello,

Here is a guide that will give you an idea of what you are in for when doing the job:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/door-panel-removal

Here is what the says:


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/147643_panel_1.jpg

Remove the door handle bezel.
Remove the door trim panel upper extension.
Using a suitable flat-bladed tool, gently pry the manual lock lever from the door trim panel.
Remove the trim panel screws.
Remove the screw (2) from within the opening where the manual door lock lever resides.
Remove the screw (3) from the opening in front of the armrest.
Carefully slide the trim panel up in order to release the retainers from the door.
Disconnect the electrical connectors.
Installation Procedure

Connect the electrical connectors.
Carefully align the panel, and slide the panel into the retainer slots in order to install the trim panel to the door. Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.
Install the trim panel screws (2,3). Tighten the trim panel screws (2,3) to 2 N.m (18 lb in).

Install the manual lock lever to the trim panel.
Align the manual lock lever to the opening in the door trim panel.
Push inward until the manual lock lever is fully seated into the trim panel.
Install the door trim panel upper extension.
Install the door handle bezel.

Check out the diagrams (below).

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

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Thursday, September 27th, 2018 AT 3:12 PM (Merged)
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RICKSTICK
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Removal of door panel?
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Thursday, September 27th, 2018 AT 3:12 PM (Merged)
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HMAC300
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Remove screws marked 2 and 3 slide panel up and remove electrical connectors. See picture.
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Thursday, September 27th, 2018 AT 3:12 PM (Merged)
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ROLANDCHARCKER
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Check out how the door panels are attached to the car. Most panels use screws and bolts but others have snap-in fittings. Gather all the tools you need for removing the door panels. If the panel is attached with screws and bolts, you need a screwdriver or ratchet and socket. Car door panels with snap-in fittings are easily removed with a flathead screwdriver.
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Thursday, September 27th, 2018 AT 3:12 PM (Merged)
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GLOU2010
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I am replacing the driver side rear view mirror (got busted in a parking lot). How do you remove the drivers inner door panel to access the three bolts holding the mirror on.
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Thursday, September 27th, 2018 AT 3:12 PM (Merged)
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FACTORYJACK
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Unfortunately it has that harness, or you would probably only have to remove the upper extension. That upper extension(triangle) is held with three clips, and just pulls away. There are two procedures on trim panel removal based on options. here are both.
Front Side Door Trim Panel Replacement (SLT, A95)


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/309872_1665428_1.jpg



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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

Tip

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)

Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution in the Preface section.

Tighten
9 N m (18 lb in)

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Front Side Door Trim Panel Assembly

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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.

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Front Side Door Cable Retainer

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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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Thursday, September 27th, 2018 AT 3:12 PM (Merged)
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FACTORYJACK
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Unfortunately it has that harness, or you would probably only have to remove the upper extension. That upper extension(triangle) is held with three clips, and just pulls away. There are two procedures on trim panel removal based on options. here are both.
Front Side Door Trim Panel Replacement (SLT, A95)


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/309872_1665428_1.jpg



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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

Tip

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)

Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution in the Preface section.

Tighten
9 N m (18 lb in)

6
Front Side Door Trim Panel Assembly

Tip

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

Tip

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)

Front Side Door Trim Panel Replacement (Except YE9 or SLT)


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/309872_1824836_1.jpg



Callout
Component Name

Preliminary Procedures
Remove upper extension trim panel. Refer to Upper Extension Trim Panel Replacement.
Remove door pull handle. Refer to Front Side Door Pull Handle Replacement.
Remove door lock and window control switch (if equipped). Refer to Door Lock and Side Window Switch Replacement - Driver Side and Door Lock and Side Window Switch Replacement - Passenger Side.
Remove the door window regulator handle (if equipped). Refer to Door Window Regulator Handle Replacement.

1
Front Side Door Locking Rod Knob Assembly

Tip

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

2
Front Side Door Release Handle Cover

3
Front Side Door Armrest Opening Cover

4
Front Side Door Trim Panel Bolt (Qty: 3)

Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution in the Preface section.

Tighten
9 N m (18 lb in)

5
Front Side Door Trim Panel Assembly

Tip

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.
There are two hooks located on the lower portion of the door trim panel that are being used for service and manufacturing installation.
If these hook are damaged during either removal or installation of the door trim panel, replacement of the panel is not required.

6
Front Side Door Trim Panel Retainer (Qty: 11)
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Thursday, September 27th, 2018 AT 3:12 PM (Merged)
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RANDY LEE
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Trying to remove door panels and back panels on extra cab truck to install four new 6.5 speakers with out breaking any of the trim.
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Thursday, September 27th, 2018 AT 3:12 PM (Merged)
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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Make sure all screws are removed, carefully remove the clips between the pane and the door and it should come off. There is a special tool for the clips, but if you are careful, it should come apart without damage. Just do not force anything, take your time, and you should be fine.
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Thursday, September 27th, 2018 AT 3:12 PM (Merged)
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CAPPSCONTRACTING
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I have a 2500 and I need to know how to remove the interior door panel in order to fix a manual window. I have not been able to figure out how to remove the window handle. Please help.
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Thursday, September 27th, 2018 AT 3:12 PM (Merged)
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NOTRUTHLESSHEROS
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There is a tool to remove the handle all that is holding the handle on is almost like a pin the tool pushes the pin in and you can then just pull off the window handle. You can get the part at any auto parts store or even a car audio place since they are commonly used in the installation of new door speakers also.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/110280_window_tool_1.jpg

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MSTEELE10
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  • 2002 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
  • V8
  • 4WD
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  • 190,000 MILES
Both power windows are not working. I can here the motors running but they will not go down. How do I safely remove the inner door panel to access the windows?
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Thursday, September 27th, 2018 AT 3:12 PM (Merged)
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DENNYP
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Sounds like the window regulators are broken.
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Thursday, September 27th, 2018 AT 3:12 PM (Merged)
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SWILSONSR1
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  • 2004 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
  • 111,000 MILES
I have recently purchased the above truck 4x4 extended cab model and the interior door panel courtesy lights do not work on either door. The interior overhead and floor lights operate correctly when the doors open and close. They also work correctly when the interior lighting switch s turned on, but neither door panel lights work in this manner either.

I would like to know if the light bulbs can be changed without removing the door panel and how can this be done? Can the light lens be removed without breaking them or is there any other way to change the bulbs?

Thank you for your assistance in advance,
Steve Wilson, Sr.
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Thursday, September 27th, 2018 AT 3:12 PM (Merged)
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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Steve,

The lens cover should just pop off. It should just be clipped into place. Carefully try prying on one to see if it will come loose. I believe it should.
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Thursday, September 27th, 2018 AT 3:12 PM (Merged)
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PAIELLO
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  • V8
  • 4WD
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I want to replace the passenger sideview mirror and I want to know how to remove the door pannel.

Pat
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