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Removing plastic door panels on Cargo Express


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Old  December 16th, 2008, 2:29 PM
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Removing plastic door panels on Cargo Express

I have a 2008 Chevy Express Cargo van...just the plain ol white van. On the doors in the cargo area, there is a factory plastic door panel, fastened with what looks like a black rivet...
I need to remove one of the door panels...I pulled in the "rivet" area to see if I could easily pop the panel off, but it is not giving at all, and I do not want to break the fastener or the panel trying to remove it.
What is the proper method to remove this interior panel?
THANKS!

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Old  December 18th, 2008, 8:18 PM
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RE: Removing plastic door panels on Cargo Express

Use a pry bar to pry the door off. You can pull it off just enough to see the gold colored clips holding the door skin on from underneath the panel

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Old  December 18th, 2008, 8:47 PM
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RE: Removing plastic door panels on Cargo Express

Those clips are super-sturdy. It takes some strength to get them out.

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Old  December 22nd, 2008, 7:47 PM
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RE: Removing plastic door panels on Cargo Express

Thanks! THat was the ticket. With a little more oomph they popped right out! Just needed to not be so timid, was afraid of damaging something, LOL! Its all good now. THanks!!



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