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How To Remove Front Door Panel 01-04 Toyota Sequoia

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How To Remove Front Door Panel 01-04 Toyota Sequoia

Created on: 2012-03-12

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 Toyota Sequoia, years 01, 02, 03, and 04.

  1. step 1 :Disconnect your battery
    • Use an 8 mm wrench to disconnect the negative battery terminal
  2. step 2 :Remove the door panel
    • Use a flat blade screwdriver to pry off the accessory panels
    • Remove the triangular panel.
    • Follow this up by removing the power window switch panel.
    • Disconnect the wiring connections.
    • Remove the Phillips screw in the door pull.
    • Take out the courtesy light and disconnect the wiring connection.
    • remove the Phillips screw and pry up the door handle bezel.
    • Remove the pins in the side of the door with your screwdriver.
    • Use your putty knife to unclip the door panel from the door.
  3. step 3 :Install the door panel
    • Transfer the clips from the door to the panel
    • Clip the door panel onto the door, threading the wiring connections through the holes in the door pull where the power window switch will connect and the courtesy light.
    • Clip the door handle bezel back in and replace the Phillips screw.
    • Replace the Phillips screw in the door pull.
    • Connect the courtesy light and power window switch and clip them into the door panel.
    • Clip the triangle panel back in at the top of the door panel.
    • Replace the pins in the side of the door panel.
    • Reconnect your battery with your 8 mm wrench

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Putty Knife

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Wrenches - Metric

    8mm Wrench

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Brought to you by, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the internet. Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. I hope this how to video helps you out. Next time you need parts for your vehicle, think of Thanks. In this video, we'll be showing you how to remove and reinstall the front door panel on this 2001 Toyota Sequoia, the same as any Sequoia from '01 to '04. Tools you'll need are pretty basic: flat blade screwdriver - you'll need both a regular size and a smaller size, a Phillips screwdriver and either a door panel clip tool and if you don't have one of those a putty knife will work.

Your battery is here on the driver's side. You want to disconnect your negative battery cable, which should be the one closer to the fender. Loosen it, pull it up off the terminal and tuck it down on the side.

Start up here with the flat blade screwdriver, carefully pry it, pull this up and out. Then your switch panel here; insert your screwdriver right in the middle of the front. It's a little unnerving; it eventually comes but you have to pry it pretty hard. The switch panel comes up and out. There's a little tab right here. Press that down and disconnect. Next, there's a little detent here. Pull this little plug out and then on your courtesy light here, put your screwdriver in at the front and pry it out. There's a little metal clip, you heard it fall down in the door, it will fall out in a second, but then you pull this right off.

Then you'll need a smaller flat blade screwdriver. We have a little trap door in your door handle here, just pry that out and you'll see a Phillips screw. Then also here there's a little plug, pry that off and there's a Phillips screw right there. Use your Phillips screwdriver. Fast forward here as we remove that screw, the one that is in the door handle and then the one underneath the armrest as well. Take your regular screwdriver again, and put it in right above the lock here and pry up and out on your bezel and then down and out and pull that right out. On the back edge of the door panel, there are two little pins, push the center of the pins in and these clips come out. Take your door panel clip tool and insert it into the back here and slide it up, you'll feel a clip, turn and go around the clip, then pull it out. There's my little clip for my courtesy light. Go right around the door. If you don't have a door panel clip tool like this, then a household putty knife works as well, as long as it has a tempered blade.

Once you release the clips, lift the door panel. Now a clip or two stayed behind, just use a pair of needle nosed pliers and pull those out. Just put them right back into your door panel. To put the door panel, put it up in place, make sure you pull your window harness through and fish this harness through right down here. Just look back and make sure your pins are going in. I'm just going to start at the top to the bottom, make sure this goes down in correctly. Make sure that goes in. We'll fast forward here again as I put the screw in underneath the armrest and the door handle as well as the front one and put that clip on and the little cover panels. Okay on these pins make sure you push them out so the center is sticking out and then you push into place and lock it by pushing the pin flush. Again push it out so the pins sticking out, put it in, push the pin in flush to lock. If you haven't already, reconnect and tighten up your negative battery cable.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Putty Knife

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 8mm Wrench

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