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How to Rear Drivers Side Door Panel 04-09 Subaru Outback

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How to Rear Drivers Side Door Panel 04-09 Subaru Outback

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a door panel. Door panels need to be removed to access the inside components of the door, like the window regulator or exterior door handles on 08 Subaru Outback

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Panel
    • Pry out the trim door behind the door handle
    • Pry off the door pull
    • Remove the Phillips screw from the door pull
    • Remove the Phillips screw from the door handle
    • Pry out the door panel with a trim tool
    • Lift the door panel off
    • Disconnect the electrical connector
    • Disconnect the cables from the door handle
  2. step 2 :Installing the Door Panel
    • Connect the cables to the door handle
    • Connect the electrical connector
    • Lift the door panel on
    • Tighten the Phillips screw to the door handle
    • Tighten the Phillips screw to the door pull
    • Press on the door pull trim
    • Press on the door handle trim

Tools needed for replacement

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

    Trim Tool Set

Installation Video
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Hi, I’m Mike from 1A Auto. We’ve been selling auto parts for over 30 years!

Now, we're going to take this driver's rear door panel off. We're going to start by pulling this panel off. Take a flat blade tool. There we go. Three clips right there to hold it on. Next, we're going to pull this one off. We're going to pry it down a little bit. There's a little tab right there, and it pulls out, straight and up.

Next we're going to use a Phillips head screwdriver to pull these three screws out. Start with this bottom one. Pull this last screw out. Next we're going to use some of our trim tools. We sell these at 1AAuto.com. I'm going to grab it from the inside. There's pushpins, so we're going to push it, use the trim tools to pry the pushpins out. Pull up on the door panel.

Next, we're going to disconnect this connector. There's a little push lock. Push down on the lock and it pulls right out and disconnect the cables that go to the inner door latch and lock. So, there's a cover right here. You're going to pull up on the cover. You're going to grab the lower cable and pull it out and twist and pull that ball out. We're going to do the same for the other. Twist and pull that all out. Now the door panel's ready to come off.

Now we're going to reinstall. We're going to start with the cables. You're going to start with the small one. This one's actually the lock. Get that ball in and then through this slot. We're going to slide that through the slot. Then we're going to take this other ball, this is for the handle part, put it in that hole. Slide this down that slot. Sometimes you got to wiggle it a little bit. Then you put the cover down.

Next, we're going to take that connector to the window switch and we're going to slide it in, lock it in. You're going to slide this groove up top near the window first. Push it down, and line these clips in. Give it a little push. Next we're going to insert these Phillips head screws with our Phillips head screwdriver. And the next one. And the last one. Next, we're going to put this trim piece on. Line it up down below. Just push. Next we're going to install this trim piece. Get it lined up, and push so it locks in place.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

  • Trim Tool Set


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