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How To Remove Front Door Panel 96-00 Honda Civic

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How To Remove Front Door Panel 96-00 Honda Civic

Created on: 2013-12-18

To access components like the window regulator, exterior door handle, or door lock actuator, this video demonstrates how to remove the door panel

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Panel
    • Remove the Phillips head screw inside the door handle
    • Pull the door handle back and out
    • Push the clip off the door handle rod
    • Disconnect the door lock harness
    • Pry off the trim piece at the front top corner of the door panel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry off the door pull trim
    • Remove the Phillips head screw inside the door pull
    • Remove the Phillips head screw underneath the switch pack
    • Disconnect the harnesses underneath the switch pack
    • Pry off the speaker cover
    • Remove the three Phillips screws from the speaker
    • Pry out the door panel
    • Lift the door panel up and off
    • Disconnect the speaker wiring lead
  2. step 2 :Reinstalling the Door Panel
    • Connect the speaker wiring lead
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Insert the three Phillips screws into the speaker
    • Insert the Phillips head screw underneath the switch pack
    • Insert the Phillips head screw inside the door pull
    • Insert the door rod into the handle
    • Connect the lock harness
    • Push in the door handle
    • Insert the Phillips head screw inside the door handle
    • Connect the harnesses underneath the switch pack
    • Push in the door pull trim
    • Push in the trim piece at the front top corner of the door panel
    • Put the speaker into place

Tools needed for replacement

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

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Hi, I'm Don from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and the next time you need a part 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 1998 Honda Civic. The only tools you're going to need for this procedure is a flat blade screwdriver and a Phillips screwdriver.

Start off by removing this Phillips screw behind the door handle. Pull your door handle back and out, and right here is your door handle rod. Just push this clip off of it and lift the rod up and out.

Now, on this harness, there's a tab underneath it. Just push it in and disconnect it. Remove this triangular panel at the top of your door panel. Pull firmly on this panel and it will pop right off. Now, you want to remove this Phillips screw right here, as well as this Phillips screw right here. We'll just fast-forward as Don does this.

Now, underneath the switch pack, you'll see these two harnesses. You want to just disconnect them. They each have a tab that you just have to push in on and they pull right out. Now, using a flat blade screwdriver, pry off your speaker cover and in these holes here, you'll see there are three Phillips screws. Just go ahead and remove each of those.

Now, pull out along the edges of your door panel to release the clips, and then lift the door panel up and off the door, and down by your speaker you'll see this harness. Just push in on the two tabs on the sides and we'll pull right out.

Now, to reinstall your door panel, you first just reconnect that speaker harness. Then you want to just make sure your harness is run through that door there. Feed your lock through the door panel, set it back down into the window sill, and then hit around the door panel to reactivate those clips.

Reinsert and tighten up those three Phillips screws around the speaker. Replace the two Phillips screws under your pull handle. Now, put the door rod back into the door handle and reclip it, and then plug your harness back into place.

Push your door handle back in and slide it back, and replace that Phillips screw. Reconnect your switch pack harnesses and then put the speaker panel, your door pull panel, and that triangular panel, back into place. Then you're all set.


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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver


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