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How To Remove Front Door Panels 90-94 Chevy Lumina Part 1

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How To Remove Front Door Panels 90-94 Chevy Lumina Part 1

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to remove or replace the interior door panel trim on your vehicle. You need to remove the door panel for a number of different repairs, for example door handles, window regulators, power window motors, door locks and more to the Chevy Lumina, years 90, 91, 92, 93, and 94.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Panel
    • Remove the Phillips head screw at the front and back top corner of the door panel
    • Remove the two Phillips screws at the bottom of the door panel
    • Remove the Phillips head screw inside the door handle
    • Remove the two Phillips head screws inside the door pull
    • Roll the window all the way down
    • Loosen the screw on the mirror control with a T7 Torx Driver or a 5/64 Allen Wrench
    • Pry out the door panel with a door panel clip tool or putty knife
    • Lift the lower door panel up and off
    • Push on the tab underneath the switch panel
    • Push the bottom of the switch panel out
    • Pry the switch panel up
    • Disconnect the mirror wiring harnesses
    • Disconnect the bulb
    • Pry out the rest of the door panel with a door panel clip tool or putty knife
    • Place the putty knife between the clip and the molding to remove the top
    • Pull out the wood trim and disconnect the wiring harnesses
    • Pry up the seatbelt bezel
    • Remove the door panel
    • Remove any remaining clips in the door with pliers and a flat blade screwdriver
  2. step 2 :Removing the Seatbelt
    • Remove the three 15mm holding the seatbelt to the door
    • Remove the Phillips screwdriver from the top of the door
    • Remove the 7mm bolts from the metal bracket
    • Disconnect the wiring harness
    • Carefully peel off the water shield

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Putty Knife

  • Hex Wrenches

    5/64 Allen Wrench

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

    Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    15mm Socket

    7mm Socket

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

    T7 Torx Driver

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Hi, I'm Mike Green. I'm one of the owners of 1A Auto. I want to help you save time and money repairing or maintaining your vehicle. I'm going to use my 20-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 a door panel on this 1992 Lumina. It's the same as any '90 to '94 Lumina, and probably the same as any '87 to '94 Corsica. It's not a difficult thing, but it is kind of a laundry list of tools: a Phillips screwdriver, flat blade screwdriver, putty knife or door panel clip tool, a 5/64 Allen wrench or T7 Torx driver, large Phillips screwdriver, 15mm and 7mm sockets and wrenches, and needle nose pliers.

To remove the door panel, there's actually seven Phillips screws: one, two, then there's one down in the corner, three, four, back in here five, and then the arm rest is six and seven. I'm going to remove those seven screws.

Now, if you can you want to roll your window all the way down. If you can't roll your window down, you can do this step afterwards. On the mirror, there's a little set screw right here. Use a T7 Torx screwdriver or this is a 5/64 Allen screw. Loosen that up a little bit, and that'll allow your mirror control to slide through there.

Next, what you're going to want to do is take a putty knife and a rag to protect your paint, and then, on the front, there's a few small clips. Just pull out on the plastic. Once you have a good leverage, you can pull that out and pull the rest of these clips out. Basically, what you're pulling on here, this here is your clips in the panel itself, and then, with this, you're just getting that close to there and prying out those pins.

You want to get this switch panel out, so you want to reach in behind here. There's a little tab right there, you want to push up on that and out, and push the bottom of the switch panel out. This is just kind of glued to the vinyl here. I'm just going to carefully pry it away, and then it pulls up and out. Actually, on the backside, you can see this little green locking tab that you've got to pull out, and, now, there you go, there's the same thing here

There's a little green locking tab that they really made sure they put these things together well. Push this thumb tab down, pull out, and then the last one this is just a little thing that pulls, twists and out. There's your switch out.

Now you have that switch out of there, there's a couple of clips right in under here. Those you're going to pull here and up in here. Then this comes up and out like that, and there's two actual clips that hold the right in there, that little gray that's actually a clip.

Now the upholstery came out of that one clean. If you can see right there, there's a little clip just poking out. What you want to do is actually put your putty knife in there between the clip and the molding. Let's see if I can get it. That will help the molding come out. I need to remove this. I pulled that out, and then here's some more connectors. Do this one first. These are just little twist out bulb and this comes up.

There is one more clip in behind there that you can lift the door panel up off of. Then this little thing comes apart like that. Up here, that belt goes there, the door panel comes off, and there you go. You can see that I left a few clips behind, so I'm just going to remove those, and a good way to do this is with a pair of pliers and your Phillips screw. This one will come right out by the looks, and you basically just grab onto the clip with the pliers, put the screwdriver in behind, and pry the pliers right out. Those clips go on the panel right there, right up here, I actually have the panel upside down. Those are the two lower ones, here's the one right there.

Next we're going to have to take apart this panel and your seatbelt. There are three 15mm bolts here: one here, one here, and then one right back into here. I'll take those off, and then there's a large screw right here. Now you probably can get it with a big screwdriver, but the best thing to have is a screw bit like this. Actually that came off pretty easy. Probably with a screwdriver it'll come right off. I'll take those off, and then I'll remove these 7mm bolts.

Now I'm going to unplug these, they're just little tabs here, and they pull out. Just your regular screwdriver. Now you can remove this water shield carefully. There's nothing wrong with the regulator or the motor in this door, so I don't really want to take the whole thing apart because it's riveted together.

If you want to replace the power window motor, what you would do is drill out these four rivets. Actually, first you would, if you can, drill out these four rivets, and here's where the power window motor hooks in. You basically pull out this little green tab that locks it, and there's a tab back in here, so that disconnects your power window motor. You drill out these four rivets, secure your window up here, and you'd slide the window regulator out of the window track. Then that will allow you to bring the window regulator out through here. Then you can replace the window motor. Then you would need to bolt the window regulator back onto the door.

We hope this video helps you out. Brought to you by www.1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet. Please feel free to call us toll-free, 888-844-3393. We're the company that's here for you on the Internet and in person.

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Putty Knife

  • Hex Wrenches

  • 5/64 Allen Wrench

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 15mm Socket
  • 7mm Socket

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T7 Torx Driver


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