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How to Remove Door Panel 97-05 Chevy Venture

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How to Remove Door Panel 97-05 Chevy Venture

Created on: 2021-01-16

Check out this video teaching you how to remove or replace an interior door panel on your 97-05 Chevy Venture.

  1. step 1 :Remove the door panel
    • Use your flat blade screwdriver to pry up the switch plate from the door pull.
    • Disconnect the wiring connections.
    • Pry out the bezel from around the door handle.
    • Unbolt the two 10 mm bolts with your socket and ratchet.
    • Use a putty knife to unpin the door panel from the door.
  2. step 2 :install the door panel
    • Thread the wiring harness through the door panel.
    • Pin the door panel to the door.
    • Secure the door panel with your two 10 mm bolts.
    • Clip the bezel back in around the door handle.
    • Connect the wiring harness up to the switch panel and clip that down into the door pull.

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Putty Knife

  • Ratchets & Related


  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

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In this video, we're going to be showing you how to remove and reinstall the door panel on this 99 Venture. The same as 97 to 05 GM minivan Venture, Silhouette, Montana. The tools you'll need are flat blade screw driver and 10 millimeter socket ratchet and this is basically the same for the passenger side as well. First you're going to want to pry up this screws plate. Okay, and then actually unplug three connectors and I find it easiest to just kind of press on this black tab and then pry. Okay, and this green one and the same thing with the screw driver, press on that tab. Okay, and then this mirror switch, okay, there's a little tab right here. You need to pry back with your finger nail or a screw driver and then pull the connector out. Okay, I've already done that before so it looks kind of be easy. That will require some force usually the first time. Now again the screw driver, you're going to pry out this bezel here and the door handle. Now there are two 10 millimeter screws one right in there and then one right down there. You need to remove those.

Okay, and we'll speed up removing those and I'm using a 10 millimeter socket with a ratchet and extension. With those out, now there's a series of pins around the outside the perimeter and then too right in here that you need to pull out so that you can either use like a pointy knife or something to get underneath. I actually just worked my finger right underneath up here and then give a good tug, work down further, give a good tug. Okay, and work my way around the door panel and then it comes off. To reinstall the door panel, make sure you get all your parts up and through. I could put it back here because it's easy to see this pin, guide it right in there. Okay, then there's a pin in the front that just kind of guides it. Okay, put the bezel back in there. This screw, put into my extension socket first. If you want to tight them up firm, you don't want to be too tight because they just go into plastic so it could strip out. Side panel in here, lock window and all set.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Putty Knife

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

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