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How To Remove Door Panel 00-07 Chevy Monte Carlo

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  1. step : Removing the Door Panel (0:34)
    • Remove the Phillips head screw at the front top corner of the door panel
    • Remove the Phillips head screw inside the door handle
    • Remove the two T25 Torx screws under the pull handle
    • Pry off the trim piece inside the door handle with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry off the door lock switch with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry out the door panel with a door panel clip tool or putty knife
    • Lift the door panel up and off
    • Disconnect the speaker and switch panel harnesses
  2. step : Reinstalling the Door Panel (2:04)
    • Connect the speaker harness and switch pack harnesses
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Reconnect the door lock switch into the door handle
    • Replace the door handle bezel
    • Tighten the Phillips head screw at the front top corner of the door panel
    • Tighten the Phillips head screw inside the door handle
    • Tighten the two T25 Torx screws under the pull handle

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Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and next time you need parts for your vehicle, think of 1AAuto.com. Thanks.

In this video, we're going to show you how to remove and replace the door panel on this 2003 Chevy Monte Carlo. We show you on the driver side, but the passenger side is the same procedure. The items you'll need for this include a flat blade screwdriver, a Phillips screwdriver, a T25 Torx driver, and a putty knife.

Your door panel is held on with four screws. There's a Phillips screw here and a Phillips screw up here. Then down here, onto the pole handle, there are two T25 Torx screws. We'll just fast-forward as Mike removes those. Pry out, behind this panel, the flat blade screwdriver, and then slide the panel forward and over the door handle. Then pry out on both sides of your door lock switch while pulling up on it. It should pull free.

There's an indent right here that you want to slide your putty knife into, and then just pry out on the clip. Then reach back behind the door panel and feel for the clips, and just pull out sharply to release the clips. Once you've release them all the way around, just lift the door panel up and then pull it back. Push the tab on this harness and pull it free. Do the same thing for this harness. Your door panel is free.

To reconnect your door panel, just start off by reconnecting these two harnesses. Just put this switch through here, and then line up these slots with these four tabs. Just lift the door panel up, and push those slots onto the tabs. Then just make sure the clips are wind up, and hit them into place around the sides of the door panel. Push your door lock switch back into this panel. Slide the panel over your interior door handle and slide it back into place. Then just replace those four screws, and you're all set.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Putty Knife

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T25 Driver


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