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How To Remove Front Door Panel 06-12 Chevy Impala

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How To Remove Front Door Panel 06-12 Chevy Impala

Created on: 2013-08-22

Learn how to remove and reinstall the front door panel on your 06-12 Chevy Impala with this in-depth video.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Panel
    • Pry off the trim piece inside the door handle with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry off the trim piece inside the door pull with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry off the door reflector with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the 8mm bolt behind the reflector
    • Remove the two T30 Torx screws inside the door pull
    • Remove the T30 Torx screw inside the door handle
    • Pry off the mirror base trim piece with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry out the door panel by hand
    • Lift the door panel up and off
    • Disconnect the latch cable from the handle with pliers
    • Disconnect the window switch wiring harness
  2. step 2 :Reinstalling the Door Panel
    • Clip the latch cable into the door panel
    • Connect the window switch wiring harness
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Insert the T30 Torx screw into the door handle
    • Insert the two T30 Torx screws into the door pull
    • Insert the 8mm bolt behind the reflector
    • Push on the mirror base trim piece
    • Push on the trim piece inside the door handle
    • Push in the door pull trim piece
    • Push in the door reflector

Tools needed for replacement

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

    Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    8mm Socket

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

    T30 Driver

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In this video, we're going to show you how to remove and reinstall the front door panel, the driver's side front door panel, on this 2006 Chevy Impala, pretty much the same for any 2006 to 2011 Impala. We're going to show you the driver's side, passenger side is basically the same procedure. Tools you'll need are pretty basic: a small flat blade screwdriver, an 8 millimeter socket with a ratchet and extension, a T30 Torx driver and a pair of pliers.

Start by pulling up on the door handle, and there's a little panel that you just use a small screwdriver to pop out. It kind of pries right out, and there's another small panel, at your door pull, that pulls up and out. Using the same small screwdriver, pry out on the reflector at the bottom corner. And we'll fast forward here. Behind where you took the reflector off, there is a 8 millimeter screw to remove, and then there are three T30 Torx screws, 2 of them are at the door pull and then one of them is behind where the inside door handle is. Remove all three of those. Use a small flat blade screwdriver or some other flat tool to carefully pry on the triangle at the top of the door. Starting at the top front corner, pull firmly and you'll start to release the clips. And you just slide your hand in all the way around and keep pulling the door panel until it's free from the door. Once the clips around the outer part are free, then you can pull the door panel up off the window ledge and out some more. Now, using a pair of pliers, there's little tabs on the cable housing. Pinch the tabs and pull the cable housing through the backside of the door handle, and then pull the cable up and out. Then, there is a lock. You pull the white part of the lock back, which unlocks the connector, and then you can pull the connector free, and take the panel off.

To reinstall the door panel, bring it close to the door. Re-engage the ball into the door handle and then snap the cable housing in place. Now reach down in and reconnect your harness. You push the two connectors together and then flip the white clip up and over to lock it in place. Now be sure to line up the door lock hole with the door lock knob, and then push the door panel down onto the window sill. Make sure it goes on there correctly, and then set the clips around the outside edge. Now reinstall the three T30 Torx screws: one in behind the door handle, and then the two behind the door pull. Then, once you have those done, reinstall the 8 millimeter bolt or screw that goes in behind the reflector on the back of the door. Finish up by reinstalling the triangle trim piece up at the top, the little trim piece that goes in behind your door handle, the trim piece that goes into the door pull cup, and finally the reflector on the backside.


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Tools needed for replacement:

    Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 8mm Socket

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T30 Driver


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