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How To Remove Front Door Panel 00-05 Buick Lesabre

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  1. step : Remove the door panel (0:52)
    • Use your flat blade screwdriver to pry off the corner panel
    • Disconnect the tweeter speaker lead.
    • Continue on to the door handle bezel, pry out and disconnect the power lock switch.
    • Repeat with the courtesy light.
    • Remove the two Phillips screws now exposed.
    • Use your putty knife to separate the pins clipping the door panel to the door.
    • Disconnect the wiring harness connections.
  2. step : install the door panel (3:05)
    • Connect the wiring connections.
    • Line up the door panel so that it fits into the channel it clips into.
    • Apply pressure to snap the pins into their clips to secure the door panel.
    • Secure the two Phillips screws and connect the power lock and courtesy light leads.
    • Clip the door handle bezel and courtesy lights into place.
    • Connect the tweeter speaker lead
    • Clip in the triangle panel at the top of the door.

Brought to you by 1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the internet. Hi, I am Mike Green. I am one of the owners of 1AAuto. I want to help you save time and money repairing and maintaining your vehicle. I am going to use my 20 plus years experience restoring and repairing cars and trucks like this to show you the correct way to install parts from 1AAuto.com. The right parts installed correctly, that is going to save you time and money. Thank you and enjoy the video. In this video we are going to show you how to remove and put back on the front door panel on this 2003 Buick Lesabre. Tools you will need are a flat blade screwdriver, a Phillips screwdriver and either like a putty knife or a door panel clip removal tool.

Start with the flat blade screwdriver and this panel actually kind of pulls. Carefully, pry a little bit, up and out and then there is a little wire for your speaker. Pry on the side where you can see the tab. Okay, speaker lead out. Right here, pry the front very lightly, pull that out like that and then again there is a little tab right here. Pry that up. Pull it out and try not to drop that. Then back here on your reflector just kind of pull there and pry it out. Now inside the door there are two screws, one there and one right there. I will just fast forward through removing those screws. They are Phillips screws. You can use a putty knife or door panel clip tool, whatever you might have, grab hold, use your foot a little bit, give the door panel a good yank there. That comes up and off. There is a master switch, you kind of pull out on a couple of tabs and then you pull out on these tabs and that rotates down. This clip comes out and there is your door panel out.

Okay, just an explanation of what I am going to do here. The door panel has a metal lip in it, kind of like a tongue in groove. It has the tongue side and then on the door itself on the rubber weather strip is the groove and you just need to make sure that you get that metal tongue into the groove and the best thing to do is kind of start it right where the hole for the door handle for the door pull is, start it there and then it kind of goes down in a lot easier. So you can see that I kind of look into that hole there and I kind of push the tongue into the groove a little bit, make sure it is kind of lined up and it kind of pushes right down on and now there are line up tabs or line up pins. Just make sure those are lined up, make sure all your pins are lined up with the holes they are going into and then once your are confident that they are lined up you can just press the door panel on, give it a good hit in the corner, down at the bottom, in the front and rear. Make sure that the leads are out, the door lock lead and the mirror or I am sorry, the speaker lead and now you can start the two screws. I will fast forward through that first one screw. It is best to start with your fingers first, use my head. To push this down in there you might want to use the screwdriver, push that pin down in the hole, push it right in. Okay. The reflector snaps in and our power lock connects. Pull the door handle out, push that through, push it back in, push that in place and you are all set.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Putty Knife

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • Flat Blade Screwdriver


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