1A Auto Video Library
Our how-to videos have helped repair over 100 million vehicles.

How to Remove Interior Door Panel 88-98 GMC K1500

Share on:

How to Remove Interior Door Panel 88-98 GMC K1500

Created on: 2017-04-04

How to remove or replace the interior door panel trim on your 96 GMC Sierra K1500. 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.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Panel
    • Remove the two Phillips head screws from the door pull
    • Pry off the door handle bezel with a trim tool
    • Pry off the mirror base panel with a trim tool
    • Pry off the power window switch panel with a trim tool
    • Disconnect the tweeter electrical connector
    • Disconnect the window switch electrical connectors
    • Pry out the door light with a trim tool
    • Disconnect the door light electrical connector
    • Pry out the bottom of the door panel with a trim tool
    • Pry out the clip at the top front corner of the door panel
    • Lift the door panel up and off the door
  2. step 2 :Installing the Door Panel
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Pull the wiring harnesses through the window switch opening
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Clip on the door handle bezel
    • Connect the door light electrical connector
    • Clip on the mirror base trim panel
    • Insert the two Phillips screws into the door pull
    • Connect the electrical connector to the tweeter
    • Connect the two electrical connectors to the window switch
    • Push the switch panel into the door

Tools needed for replacement

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

    Trim Tool Set

Installation Video
Watch video

Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. We've been selling auto parts for over 30 years. We're dedicated to delivering quality auto parts, expert customer service, fast and free shipping, all backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee. Visit us at, your trusted source for quality auto parts.

In this video, we're going to be working with our 1996 GMC Sierra. We're going to show you how to remove and replace your vehicle's interior door panel. If you like this video, please click subscribe, we have a ton more information on this and many other vehicles, and if you ever need parts for your truck, you can follow the link down in the description over to Here are the items you'll need for this repair.

Remove the two Phillips head screws inside of the armrest on the door. Do this with a Phillips head screwdriver. To remove the bezel around the interior door handle, you need to kind of get in there with a trim tool or a flat blade screwdriver, and push down on the tab to release it. There are three: one at the top, one at the bottom, and one on the side.

Remove the extension at the top of the door panel by prying out with a trim tool. Using your trim tool, pry up at the back of the power window switch. Lift it up and pull back to release the hook at the front. Disconnect the connector for your tweeter. Pop up the tab on this two pin connector at the front of the window switch, and pop the connector out, and then push down on the tab for the main connector and remove that from the switch. I'm using a pick here. You could also use a small flat blade screwdriver or a trim tool if you had to, really whatever works best for you.

Using the trim tool, pop out on the door reflector and remote the connector. This is another one of the ones we'll have to lift up on the tab with a pick. Using a trim tool, pry out the bottom of the door. You may need to work it a little bit to figure out where the tabs are. You'll also need to pop out this pin at the top on the front of the door. Once all the tabs are out, lift the panel up and remove it from the door.

Pull your wire harness back through the door and lay the top edge into the door frame. Line up the plastic containers and push them all back into place. Reinstall the inner door handle bezel by lining it up and snapping it in. Reinstall your reflector. Place the upper door extension into place. Reinstall the two Phillips head screws in the armrest.

Reconnect your door speaker as well as the two electrical connections on the power window switch. Slide the front hook into the door panel. Snap the back into place, and you're good to go.

Thanks for watching. Visit us at for quality auto parts, fast and free shipping, and the best customer service in the industry.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

  • Trim Tool Set

Search Videos
Go To Top

Same Day Shipping

Need your part faster? Choose expedited shipping at checkout.

Guaranteed To Fit

Highest quality, direct fit replacement auto parts enforced to the strictest product standards.

USA Customer Support

Exceeding customers' expectations, our team of passionate auto enthusiasts are here to help.

Instructional Video Library

Thousands of how-to auto repair videos to guide you step-by-step through your repair.