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How to Remove Front Door Panel 04-09 Audi A4

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How to Remove Front Door Panel 04-09 Audi A4

Created on: 2016-03-18

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a passenger door panel. Door panels need to be removed to access the inside components of the door, like the window regulator or exterior door handles on 05, 06, 07 Audi A4

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Panel
    • Disconnect the negative battery terminal
    • Pry off the silver panel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the four Phillips screws from the door panel
    • Remove the Phillips screw underneath the panel
    • Pry off the trim cap underneath the arm rest
    • Remove the Phillips screw underneath the arm rest
    • Pry out the door panel with a door panel clip tool or putty knife and towel
    • Lift the door panel up and off
    • Unlatch the door handle cable
    • Disconnect the window motor wiring harness
    • Disconnect the speaker wiring harness
  2. step 2 :Fixing the Door Panel Clips
    • Skip this step unless your bottom screw did not come out or the door panel clips fell out
    • For the screw, hold its clip with a pair of pliers
    • Remove the screw with a Phillips screwdriver
    • Reinstall the clip into the door with a hammer if necessary
    • Apply glue to any lost clips and insert them back into the door
  3. step 3 :Reinstalling the Door Panel
    • Connect the speaker wiring harness
    • Connect the window motor wiring harness
    • Latch the door handle cable
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Insert the Phillips screw underneath the arm rest
    • Insert the Phillips screw underneath the panel
    • Insert the four Phillips screws from the door panel
    • Press on the trim cap underneath the arm rest
    • Press on the silver panel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Connect the negative battery terminal

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Hammer

    Flashlight

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

    Needle nose pliers

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

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Hi, I'm Mike 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'll be showing you how to remove and reinstall the passenger side door panel in this 2007 Audi A4. You will need a flat blade screwdriver, a Phillips screwdriver, and depending on the vehicle's condition, you may need a flashlight, a pair of pliers, a hammer, and some glue.

There should be a panel covering your battery. Remove that, and then disconnect the negative terminal on your battery.

Remove the trim panel using your flat blade screwdriver. Then locate the six Phillips head screws that hold the door panel on. There's one underneath the panel, four behind the trim panel you removed, and one underneath the arm rest. There should be a cap that you pry off to access the screw. Remove the six screws using your Phillips head screwdriver. The bottom screw sometimes doesn't come out. You can still remove the panel without taking it out.

Now, unclip the panel. Sometimes plastic clips may come loose and fall out. We'll show you what to do with those later. Carefully pull the panel up and off, remove the door handle cable, and then use your flathead screwdriver to loosen and remove the harness from the window motor. Finally, remove the speaker harness from the speaker.

Now we will show you how to fix that screw on the bottom of the panel. We find that the plastic clip frequently pops out, so just hold the clip with a pair of pliers and remove the screw. Now take the clip and reinstall in the door. You may need to use a hammer to tap it into place. If you had any clips fall out during the removal of the door panel, just add a little glue to them and put them back in place.

Reinstall the speaker wire harness and the power window harness, and reattach the door handle cable. Make sure the lip of the door panel sits inside the groove of the door. Push the panel down firmly, and then lock all other clips back into place. Reinstall the six Phillips head screws. Finally, clip the trim piece back into place. You can now reconnect your battery and replace the panel.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Hammer
  • Flashlight

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver


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