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How To Remove Front Door Panel 97-99 Cadillac DeVille

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  1. step : Disconnect the battery (0:52)
    • Disconnect the negative battery terminal with an 8 mm wrench.
  2. step : Remove the door panel (1:08)
    • Pry up the switch panel with your flat blade screwdriver
    • Disconnect the wiring harnesses.
    • Pry out and disconnect the courtesy light.
    • Pry out the door latch bezel and disconnect the door lock actuator.
    • Remove the two Phillips screws in the door pull and behind the courtesy light.
    • Pull the door panel away and disconnect the speaker lead.
  3. step : Install the door panel (4:06)
    • Reconnect the speaker lead.
    • Thread the wiring harness connections through the door panel.
    • Clip the door panel onto the door.
    • Secure with the two Phillips screws.
    • Plug in the courtesy light and clip it in.
    • Connect the switch panel wiring connection and clip it down into place.
    • Plug in the door lock actuator connection and clip the door latch bezel in.
    • Reconnect the negative battery terminal with your 8 mm wrench.

Brought to you by 1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet. Hi, I'm Mike Green. I'm one of the owners of 1AAuto. I want to help you save time and money repairing and maintaining your vehicle. I'm going to use my twenty plus years experience restoring and repairing cars and trucks like this to show you the correct way to install parts from 1AAuto.com. The right parts installed correctly ... that's going to save you time and money. Thank you and enjoy the video.

In this video we're going to show you how to remove the driver's front door panel, which is similar to the passenger front door panel on this '97 Cadillac DeVille, pretty much the same as any '97-'99. Only tools you'll need are a flat blade screwdriver and a Phillips screwdriver. Start by carefully disconnecting the negative battery cable. And this should, on most vehicles, will be an 8mm wrench. First take a flat blade screwdriver. Insert in the middle and there's a little tab. As long as you push on it... this comes up, forward and out. And then this back one ... there's a little tab here. Just work your screwdriver in there lightly. Pull that out. This one here, just push on the tab, pry up and pull it off. Same thing here. Push on that tab, pry up and out. And same thing here. Little tab ... pry it out and then pull that connector out. Here on this courtesy light, carefully pry the front of it out. It comes out. There's a little tab right here. Pull up on it like that. You want to remove this panel here. You basically want to go in and find... you can pull it easy.

Just make sure that the metal tabs don't get caught in your door panel in the leather and rip the leather. You can see this one's caught. Use the screwdriver, pry the leather right up over, up and out. There are 2 connectors. Push the little tab, disconnect that. Then on this, there's a tab and underneath here push it down and disconnect that. Now there are 2 screws, Phillips ... right there. And one right in here. When you go for this one you want to have your screwdriver slightly angled. It's not straight in; it's at somewhat of an angle. I'm just going to fast forward as I'm just removing those 2 Phillips screws. And once you remove those screws, lift your panel up and off. Reach in behind and disconnect the speaker. To reinstall the panel, what you want to do is get your bottom 3 hooks in first. You just kind of place them close to where they go. Reconnect our tweeter and make sure all our harnesses come in through here, our courtesy light back here, and then as we rotate it up, these 2 harnesses. Lift up on the panel, push it in. Make sure it goes in front and rear, then push down. Make sure all our harnesses are out. I'm going to fast forward again here as we install those screws. Again our courtesy light back in place the first. Let's see... now both these connectors in, and then this in. Hook the bottom in first. Just remember to reconnect your battery and you're all set.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 8mm Wrench


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