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How To Remove Front Door Panel 00-06 Chevy Suburban

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How To Remove Front Door Panel 00-06 Chevy Suburban

Created on: 2014-04-28

You can remove the front door panel on your 00-02 Chevy Suburban or Tahoe. Check out this video to learn how from 1A Auto.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Panel
    • Pry up the window switch panel by hand
    • Disconnect the window switch wiring harness
    • Remove the two 8mm bolts behind the door pull
    • Remove the 8mm bolt from the bottom of the door panel
    • Pry off the mirror base trim piece by hand
    • Pry off the door handle bezel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Lift the door panel up and off
    • Pry out the courtesy light with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Disconnect the courtesy light wiring harness
    • Disconnect the speaker wiring harness
    • Disconnect the door lock switch wiring harness
  2. step 2 :Reinstalling the Door Panel
    • Pry the manual lock switch out of the door panel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Connect the speaker wiring harness
    • Connect the door lock switch wiring harness
    • Connect the courtesy light wiring harness
    • Push the courtesy light into the door panel
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Push the manual lock switch onto the lock rod
    • Insert the two 8mm bolts behind the door pull
    • Slide on the door handle bezel
    • Push on the mirror base trim panel
    • Connect the window switch wiring harnesses
    • Push in the window switch panel

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    8mm Socket

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Hi, I'm Don 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 2002 Chevy Suburban. We'll show you on the passenger side but the driver side is the same procedure. The tools you'll need for this are a flat blade screwdriver and an 8 millimeter socket and ratchet.

Start off by prying up your switch panel and then pushing the tab on the harness and disconnecting it. Next, remove this 8 millimeter bolt. This 8 millimeter bolt right here and this 8 millimeter bolt at the bottom of your door panel. We'll just fast forward as Don removes those three bolts.

Pull out on this triangle panel and then pry out on this panel from the outside and then slide it over the handle and out. Now, lift the door panel up and pull it free.

Next, pry out your courtesy light and just push it through the door panel and then pry out on the tab and disconnect the harness. Then push the tab on this harness and disconnect it. Pry out on the tab on this harness and pull it free. Now, your door panel is free.

Now, to make putting the door panel back on easier, it helps to just pry out your manual lock switch, it just pulls right out. Then you want to reconnect your harnesses. Then pull your courtesy light harness through the door panel and reconnect your courtesy light and push it back into place in the door panel. Then put those hooks into those bottom slots and then slide the door panel back in place. Make sure all the clips are lining up, your harnesses are pulled through and then it's fully back in place. Now, line up the rod with the manual lock and push it back in. Then replace those three 8 millimeter bolts. Now, you want the inside of this panel to go in first, so slide it over your door handle, then tuck it inside, end in first, then the middle tab, and then the back tab. Replace this triangular panel and reconnect your switch pack harness, push the back in and then push the front in and you're all set.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 8mm Socket


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