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How To remove Rear Door Panel 00-05 Chevy Impala

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How To remove Rear Door Panel 00-05 Chevy Impala

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 Impala, years 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, and 05.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Panel
    • Remove the Phillips head screw inside the door handle
    • Remove the two T30 Torx screws inside the door pull
    • Pry off the window switch panel
    • Pry off the door handle bezel
    • Disconnect the window switch wiring harness
    • Remove the two T30 Torx screws behind the door pull
    • Pry off the window trim panel
    • Pry out the door panel with a door panel clip tool or putty knife
    • Lift the door panel up and off
  2. step 2 :Reinstalling the Door Panel
    • Make sure the insulation is in place
    • Lift the door panel into place, using the locating pins
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Push on the window trim piece
    • Insert the two T30 Torx screws behind the door pull
    • Push on the door handle bezel
    • Insert the Phillips head screw inside the door handle
    • Connect the window switch wiring harness
    • Push the switch panel into place
    • Insert the two T30 Torx screws inside the door pull

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Putty Knife

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

    Door Panel Removal Tool

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

    T30 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 and then reinstall a rear door panel on this 2002 Chevy Impala. You'll need a Phillips screwdriver, a T30 Torx driver as well as a door panel clip tool or a putty knife.

To start, you're going to remove three screws, a Phillips screw right behind your door handle and then two T30 screws right down in there. We'll fast forward through removing those screws. Obviously the top one is with a Phillips screwdriver and for the T30, you'll need a T30 Torx driver. It's basically a little bit of a star bit. Once you have those screws out, you pull this up and out. It does have a little clip at the front. Then there's a connector. I'm just grabbing my screwdriver, and pushing in on a little tab with the screwdriver, prying a little bit and pulling it at the same time. You can see there's the little tab that you have to push on. Once that trim's removed, there's two more T30 screws right underneath. We'll fast forward through removing those, again. Now, remove the little rear trim piece right up here. It just has one clip on it. Just pull it, give it a good tug. It pulls free. Now, use either a door panel clip tool, or I'm just using a putty knife. Basically, you just kind of slide it. You slide it up against something which is the pin and then give it a little tug. You can hear it snap a little bit. Slide it back. Find the next pin, give it a tug. Find the next pin, give it a tug. You can see this is actually the first time this panel has ever been off so it does take a little bit of work and force. Slide the knife or tool up again. Go against the pin. Give a good tug and then eventually, you can kind of work your fingers underneath. Pull. I'm changing position here. I'm trying to release a couple of these other pins on the back of the door panel here. I'm just giving it a little tug. It comes free. Then it's off.

Once you're done your project, make sure your installation is on there well. The door panel has two locating pins, the green pins. They are longer than the other ones. You just locate them. Get them into the correct hole first. See there, I'm doing that in the front and then at the rear, the same thing. Make sure that green pin goes in the right hole. Then, that locates the door panel. Push it on. Use a little fist bump to set the pins. Now, I'll put this trim on with a clip. I notice that the door panel is sticking out too much. Just do a little adjustment with the palm. Now, you can go into a little fast forward here. You'll want to put these, the T30 screws in and tighten them up. Now, before you put that in, just make sure you uncover that little hole where the screw goes in. That makes it just a little easier than trying to put the screw through the insulation. Don't drop your screw. Put that in there. Get that nice and tight and then plug in your harness. Push the bezel down in. Then install those two T30 screws. You should be all set. Get them nice and tight.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Putty Knife

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

  • Door Panel Removal Tool

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T30 Driver


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