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How To Remove Front Door Panel 92-99 Buick Lesabre

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  1. step : Disconnecting the Battery (0:30)
    • Disconnect the negative battery cable with a an 8mm wrench
  2. step : Removing the Door Panel (0:42)
    • Remove the two T25 Torx screws inside the door handle bezel
    • Pull off the door handle bezel
    • Disconnect the door lock wiring harness
    • Pry up the window switch panel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Disconnect the window switch wiring harnesses
    • Pry off the courtesy light with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the 10mm bolt behind the courtesy light
    • Remove the two 10mm bolts in the door pull
    • Pry out the door panel with a door panel clip tool or putty knife
    • Lift the door panel up and off
    • Disconnect the mirror switch wiring harness
    • Disconnect the trunk switch wiring harness
    • If any clips remained in the door, pull them out, and slide them into the door panel
  3. step : Installing the Door Panel (4:04)
    • Connect the trunk switch wiring harness
    • Connect the mirror switch wiring harness
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Connect the door lock wiring harness
    • Put the door handle bezel into place
    • Insert the two T25 Torx screws into the door handle bezel
    • Install the two 10mm bolts in the door pull
    • Install the 10mm bolt behind the courtesy light
    • Push in the courtesy light
    • Connect the window switch wiring harnesses
    • Push in the window switch panel
  4. step : Connecting the Battery (6:10)
    • Connect the negative battery cable with an 8mm wrench

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In this video, we're going to show you how to remove and reinstall the front door panel on this 1997 Buick LeSabre. The tools you'll need are an 8mm wrench for the battery, a 10mm socket and ratchet and a small flat blade screw driver.

I'm using an 8mm wrench to remove the negative terminal on the battery, pushing it off to the side.

We'll speed it up as we remove those screws. Remove those two Torx 25 screws here on the back side of the door. Pull the panel out of the way here. At the same time, we're going to disconnect the unlock/lock switch. We're going to do that by using a pocket screwdriver and popping up on the tab here on the side. Using the pocket screwdriver, I am going to pry on the front edge of the switch pack and pull it forward and out. You've got a bunch of connectors. Some of the connectors have tabs, some just kind of hold together by friction, so we're just using the small screwdriver to either help push the tabs in or to just pry the connector up and off.

With the pocket screwdriver, I'm going to try and get in to unlock the clips behind this. You can see inside here the one 10mm bolt and another 10mm bolt here and here. Okay, so we will fast forward here, as we use a 10 mm socket and a rachet to remove the bolt that's in behind the reflector then the same tool to remove two bolts that are underneath the window switch or the switch panel. For this connector up here, I'm going to use the pocket screwdriver to pry up on the clip, pull out and down here on the side. There's a little tab to pull out. One of our clips did not come out with the panel, so we pried it out of the door and now we're sliding it back in to the slot where it goes in the door panel.

Connect your connector down here, keep these up in the appropriate spot, reconnect your harness up top and make sure that all one, two, three, four, five of your connectors are free. Put your panel back up on the sill. Make sure you get it up on the door sill, activate the clips, the T25 Torx screw and the door handle closeout panel and that screw. Now install your three 10 mm bolts. The two right underneath where the switch panel goes are pretty easy and straight forward. The one that goes in behind the deflector in the back of the panel, you have to feel in by hand first, get it started and then use your wrench to tighten it up. Reinstall the reflector. Plug in your harnesses. Push the back in first, be careful not to pinch any of your wires, and clip it in.

Reconnect the battery.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T25 Driver

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 8mm Wrench


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