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How To Remove Door Panel 98-02 Toyota Corolla

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  1. step : Remove the door panel (0:30)
    • Unscrew the Phillips screw in the door handle.
    • Unclip the latch rod.
    • Remove and set aside the door handle.
    • Pry up the switch panel.
    • Disconnect the wiring harness.
    • Pull up the armrest panel and remove the exposed Phillips screws.
    • Remove the triangular panel at the top inside corner of the door panel.
    • Pull the little Phillips clip out on the side of the door panel.
    • Use a putty knife to unpin the door panel from the door.
  2. step : Install the door panel (2:48)
    • Thread the switch panel wiring connection through the door panel.
    • Line up the pins and lock the door panel into place.
    • Replace the Phillips screws and Phillips push clip.
    • Clip the arm rest panel and triangular side mirror panel back into place.
    • Connect the door latch rod to the door handle.
    • Clip the door handle back into the door.
    • Secure the door handle with the Phillips screw.
    • Connect the switch panel lead
    • Clip the switch panel into the door pull.

Brought to you by 1AAuto.com. Your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the internet. In this video, we show you how to remove a door panel and put it back on, on this 98 Toyota Corolla. Same as any 98 to 02. We do the drivers front door. Should be similar for the passengers front as well as the rears. The only tools you'll need are a Phillips screwdriver and a flat blade screwdriver.

Start by removing the front, inside door handle. There's a little Phillips screw right there to remove. The handle slides into forward and kind of pulls out. Now in behind, you can see there's a clip right there on a rod. Get the screwdriver and then take the handle and push it up and off the rod, and off. Now you're going to pry up your switch panel here, pull it forward and disconnect the lead. Again, using the screwdriver right under your armrest pad here. Pry that up, and you can also pull off this trim panel here.

There are two screws holding the armrest right there and then a little clip right here. The little clip just needs a Phillips head, kind of turn it. Put your fingernail under, pry out. Once it's out like that, it's all set, and remove these 2 screws. Speed up as we do that, and this is probably the most physically challenging part. Those screws kind of are in there, a little difficult to get out, but as long as you have a good Phillips screwdriver, you'll be all set. Okay, now just pull, use your fingernails. Use your fingers. Work them in underneath, and the door panel is just held in by a series of clips. Whoa! A little surprise is that clip came flying out. Now the proper way to do it. When pulling this one, just keep your hand over that. It's going to come out. Just lift the door panel right up off.

Speed through putting it back together. Hang the door panel up. Make sure your lock button comes through the top, and then once you get it hung up, you can look in behind and line up the clips to kind of feel the pin, and then the hole. Push it in. Make sure that you have your lock rod and your harness coming through, then install the 2 Phillips screws that hold, near the armrest base. Now you can reinstall the armrest. Just push it down, and lock it into place. Reconnect your power window switch. Slide the back in first, then push the front down into place. Reinstall your door handle. Push it in. Push it back to lock it into place and then put the screw back in, and then the trim panel that goes up top near the mirror, and then the little clip in the back to hold it.

We hope this helps you out. Brought to you by www1AAuto.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. Were the company that's here for you on the internet, and in person.

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Putty Knife

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • Flat Blade Screwdriver


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