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How To Remove Door Panel 01-06 Dodge Stratus

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How To Remove Door Panel 01-06 Dodge Stratus

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to remove or replace the interior door panel trim on your vehicle. You need to remove the door panel for a number of different repairs, for example door handles, window regulators, power window motors, door locks and more to the Dodge Stratus, years 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, and 06.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Panel
    • Pry off the trim piece inside the door pull with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry off the trim piece inside the door handle with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the Phillips head screw inside the door handle
    • Remove the Phillips head screw inside the door pull
    • Remove the four Phillips screws around the edge of the door panel
    • Pry off the mirror base trim piece by hand
    • Pry out the door panel with a door panel clip tool or putty knife
    • Lift the door panel up and off
    • Disconnect the door lock wiring harness
    • Unclip the latch rod from the door handle
    • Disconnect the window switch wiring harnesses
  2. step 2 :Reinstalling the Door Panel
    • If any door panel pins remained in the door, pull them out with pliers and push them into the door panel
    • Connect the window switch wiring harnesses
    • Connect the door lock wiring harness
    • Clip the latch rod from the door handle
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Insert the Phillips screw into the door pull
    • Push in the door pull trim piece
    • Insert the Phillips screw into the door handle
    • Push on the trim piece inside the door handle
    • Insert the four Phillips screws around the edge of the door panel
    • Push on the mirror base trim piece

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Putty Knife

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

    Needle nose pliers

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

    Door Panel Removal Tool

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In this video, we're going to show you how to remove the driver's side front door panel on this 2004 Dodge Stratus, same as any '01-'06. The tools you'll need are a small flat blade screw driver, a Phillips screwdriver and some type of flat tool, like a putty knife or a door panel clip tool.

We'll use a small flat blade screwdriver and down in the pull cup here, pry up the little trap door. There's a Phillips screw in there, and then, in behind your door handle, there's another Phillips screw there, and then, there's three Phillips screws: one there, there, there, and then one on the back edge here. We're just going to fast-forward as I use a Phillips screwdriver and remove six screws in all. This triangle here we'll just pull out. All you need is a putty knife and get down in behind the door panel here, slide it down and pull it up, and then start to pull the pins. Then the door panel comes up. Right here is your lock harness, the little button. Press on that. Disconnect. On your latch rod, there's a clip. I'm just going to reach in behind with my finger. Pull that clip off and the rod comes up and off, and then, lastly, down here, is your window harness. There's a button right in the middle. We really have to push that button and then work the harness out, and your door panel's off.

Once your door panel's off you'll want to check these aqua clip pins here, because there could be pins stuck inside them. Use a pair of needle nose pliers to pull the pins out and then reinstall them on the inside of your door panel. To put your door panel back on, first reconnect your power window switch. Make sure it clicks. Bring it close. Reconnect your power door locks. Take this rod, put it into the hole and then slip the clip right around and clip it on. Make sure your lock goes through. There is a large locating tab that goes into a big hole. Once you've got that, make sure your pins go in. With the sheet back, make sure all the pins go in correctly. Now it's just a matter of replacing all the Phillips screws. We'll speed up as we replace all those screws. There was one down in the door cup, behind the door panel, three at the bottom and then one at the back.

We hope this video helps you out. Brought to you by www.1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet. Please feel free to call us toll-free, 888-844-3393. We're the company that's here for you on the Internet and in person.

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Putty Knife

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

  • Door Panel Removal Tool


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