DOORS (EXCEPT HYBRID) -2003 Honda Accord
FRONT DOOR PANEL REMOVAL/INSTALLATION
Special Tools Required
KTC trim tool set SOJATP2014
Trim pad remover, Snap-on A 177A or equivalent, commercially available
NOTE: Use the appropriate tool from the KTC trim tool set to avoid damage when prying components.
1.Lower the glass fully. 2.Using a trim tool, pry out on the rear portion of the cover (A) to release the hooks (B, C), then remove the cover and the screws securing the inner handle (D).
Fig. 13: Removing Cover And Screws Securing Inner Handle
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.
3.Remove the power window switch panel (A).
-1 Pry up on the rear edge of the switch panel with a trim tool to release the rear clip.
-2 Pull out along the edge of the panel to release the hooks (B) and front clip.
-3 Disconnect the power mirror switch connector (C) (driver's) and the power window switch connector (D).
4.Remove the screw from under the pull pocket cap (A).
5.Remove the mirror mount cover (see step 2 on POWER MIRROR/MANUAL MIRROR REPLACEMENT ). 6.Remove the door panel (A) with as little bending as possible to avoid creasing or breaking it.
-1 Start at the bottom edge of the door panel, release the clips that are just above the marks (B) on the edge of the panel with a commercially available trim pad remover.
-2 Detach the upper clips.
-3 Starting at the rear, pull the door panel upward and over the lock knob (C).
NOTE: The inner handle cable (D) and the courtesy light bulb socket (E) are connected to the door panel. Do not pull the door panel
up too far, or the inner handle cable will be damaged.
7.While holding the door panel (A) away from the door, disconnect the inner handle cable (B), and if equipped, courtesy light bulb socket (C), and detach the harness clip (D), then remove the panel. If necessary, remove the inner handle (E) by releasing the hooks (F, G).
8.If necessary, remove the door glass inner weather strip (A) from the door panel (B) by pulling it down.
9.Install the door panel in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:
? Check the clips for damage or stress-whitening, and replace them with new ones.
? Make sure the connectors are plugged in properly, and the cable and the bulb socket are connected properly.
? If equipped, make sure the window and power door lock operate properly.
? Do the power window control unit reset procedure (see RESETTING THE POWER WINDOW CONTROL UNIT ).
? 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.
Monday, December 8th, 2008 AT 7:59 PM