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Old 04-14-2008, 07:03 PM
 
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Default removing door panel

Alright here is the scenario.. I have a 2004 impala and I accidently dropped my credit card down the window compartment and need to get the door panel off the access it. Don't ask me how I did it, it just slide right in.

I took off the screws I could visible see, but have no idea what to do..

could anyone help me or direct me to a site where it gives you instructions for taking off a door panel?
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Old 04-14-2008, 07:23 PM
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[ol]Remove the screw from the inside door handle bezel.
Pull out on the bezel at the opening by the handle to disconnect the clip.
Remove the bezel from the front door trim panel.
Remove the door lock switch from the inside door handle bezel.
Remove the handle bezel.
Remove the screws from the front and/or rear door armrest pull cup
Notice:Apply protective coating/tape at the insertion point of the small flat-bladed tool in order to prevent damage to the inner door trim panel.
Remove the front and/or rear door armrest pull cup from the inner door trim panel using a small flat-bladed tool at the front of the front and/or rear door armrest pull cup and press rearward in order to release the clip retainer.
Remove the front and/or rear door armrest pull cup from the front and/or rear inner door trim panel.
Remove the front door power mirror switch from the front door armrest pull cup.
Remove the front and/or rear door power window switch from the front and/or rear door armrest pull cup.
Remove the door trim panel screws from the pull cup support bracket.
Disconnect and reposition the electrical connectors.

Remove the screw from the upper door trim panel.


Remove 2screws from the door pull handle bracket.
Remove the front door trim panel using J 38778 (Pry bar or long screwdriver will work also) in order to disengage the fasteners from the door inner panel.
Remove the upper door trim panel from the front door. [/ol]
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Old 04-15-2008, 04:02 PM
 
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Default RE: removing door panel

wow this should be fun
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Old 06-28-2009, 03:05 AM
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Hi, shawnvw:

Thank you for detailed set of instructions. I have a question on
>>>'Remove the front door trim panel using J 38778 (Pry bar or long screwdriver will work also) in order to disengage the fasteners from the door inner panel.'

1) I can barely see those fasteners. do you by any chance have a diagram showing where all of them are located?

2) from what i saw, they looked somewhat complicated and I may be wrong, but it looked like they were 'twist and push' type of fasteners and I could not figure out where would one need to apply the J32778 tool?
is this J32778 tool removing the pine-tree looking part of fastener that goes into the metal and inside side of the door?

Please advise,

Thank you,


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[ol]Remove the screw from the inside door handle bezel.
Pull out on the bezel at the opening by the handle to disconnect the clip.
Remove the bezel from the front door trim panel.
Remove the door lock switch from the inside door handle bezel.
Remove the handle bezel.
Remove the screws from the front and/or rear door armrest pull cup
Notice:Apply protective coating/tape at the insertion point of the small flat-bladed tool in order to prevent damage to the inner door trim panel.
Remove the front and/or rear door armrest pull cup from the inner door trim panel using a small flat-bladed tool at the front of the front and/or rear door armrest pull cup and press rearward in order to release the clip retainer.
Remove the front and/or rear door armrest pull cup from the front and/or rear inner door trim panel.
Remove the front door power mirror switch from the front door armrest pull cup.
Remove the front and/or rear door power window switch from the front and/or rear door armrest pull cup.
Remove the door trim panel screws from the pull cup support bracket.
Disconnect and reposition the electrical connectors.

Remove the screw from the upper door trim panel.


Remove 2screws from the door pull handle bracket.
Remove the front door trim panel using J 38778 (Pry bar or long screwdriver will work also) in order to disengage the fasteners from the door inner panel.
Remove the upper door trim panel from the front door. [/ol]
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Old 06-28-2009, 09:50 AM
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This is a piece of cake. Unscrew all bolts and screws and pull. They will pop out.
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Old 06-29-2009, 01:24 PM
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Hi, HotSauce:

Thanks for the suggestion. I followed it and the panel came right off.
I guess I had pull it just a little harder than I did before.

Thanks,
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This is a piece of cake. Unscrew all bolts and screws and pull. They will pop out.
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Old 06-29-2009, 01:47 PM
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I mean Shawns directions are on point, but sometimes i just make it simple
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