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How To Remove Front Inside Door Panel 04-08 Chevy Malibu

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  1. step : Removing the Door Panel (0:22)
    • Pry off the trim piece inside the door pull with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the two T25 Torx screws from behind the door pull
    • Pry off the door handle bezel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Disconnect the door lock wiring harness
    • Pry up the window switch panel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Disconnect the window switch wiring harnesses
    • Pry the two clips out of the rear edge of the door panel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry out the door panel with a door panel clip tool or putty knife
    • Lift the door panel up and off
    • Disconnect the trunk switch wiring harness
  2. step : Reinstalling the Door Panel (3:47)
    • Connect the trunk switch wiring harness
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Push the plastic clips into the rear edge of the door panel
    • Insert the two T25 screws behind the door pull
    • Push on the mirror base trim piece
    • Push in the door pull trim piece
    • Connect the door lock wiring harness
    • Push on the door handle bezel
    • Connect the window switch wiring harnesses
    • Push in the window switch panel

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In this video we're going to show you how to remove the front door panel on this 2006 Malibu, the same as most 2004 to 2008 Malibus. The only tools you'll need are a T25 Torx driver, a flat blade screwdriver and either a door panel clip tool or a household putty knife will work.

First, remove the little panel right here. Remove the T25 Torx screws. Speed it up as we remove those two screws. Next, remove your plate around your door handle, pry down and out here. Up in this corner you want to try to push. I'm working my fingers in behind here, and then, pushing the door handle up here and then up here.

You can see there's a little tab here, here, here and here. Press on the tab right here to disconnect your lock switch. For your power window switch, carefully go up underneath the front here and push in there and try to pry the switch this way, and pull it up and to the front. On these switches there's a tab in behind here; release that. The tab here, squeeze and release. The tab right there usually you just push it with a screwdriver and pull it off.

On the back of the door, there's a fastener. There are actually two of them. I'm missing one on this car. Push the center right in through and then you can pry them out. Now, around the perimeter, there's a series of pins. A door panel clip tool is the right tool. You can also a household putty knife. You basically put it in and work your way around and pry out on the panel. Pop the pins free. That which just fell out is a clip that goes on your power window switch. Push it back in like that. As you pry out, disconnect it. Here's your door panel off.

Re-install our door panel pretty easy. Make sure you plug in your trunk button. Lift this panel up and out of the way. Make sure all your connectors come up through here. Lift it up into place. Lift it up over the lock button, which comes through here. Push it on the shelf there. Make sure the pins go in. This little pins in the back you want to push them back through, it's going to pop out. Push them in and then flush the lock. Put your two screws here. Again, speed up here as we put in those two T25 Torx screws. This you usually push down in. Make sure your wire is toward the back and down in and on. This goes there. Make sure that you plug your power lock back in. Push that back on. Plug here and your power window harness. Make sure when you put this back in you slide it back there first, then clip the sides and top on.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Putty Knife

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

  • Door Panel Removal Tool

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T25 Driver


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