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How To Remove Rear Door Panel 02-06 Honda CR-V

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How To Remove Rear Door Panel 02-06 Honda CR-V

Created on: 2012-05-08

Learn how to remove and install the rear door panel to access parts like door handles, window regulators, power window motors, door locks and more

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Panel
    • Pry off the trim piece inside the door handle with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the two Phillips head screws inside the door handle
    • Remove the two Phillips head screws behind the door pull
    • Pry off the switch panel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Disconnect the window switch wiring harness
    • Pry off the rear window trim piece by hand
    • Pry out the door handle by hand
    • Disconnect the latch rod from the door handle
    • Remove the plastic clip from the rear top of the door panel
    • Pry out the door panel by hand
    • Lift the door panel up and off
    • Disconnect the door lock wiring harness
  2. step 2 :Reinstalling the Door Panel
    • Pull out any clips that stayed behind with pliers
    • Push the clips into the door panel
    • Connect the door lock wiring harness
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Insert the two Phillips head screws behind the door pull
    • Connect the latch rod to the door handle
    • Push the door handle on
    • Connect the window switch wiring harnesses
    • Push on the window switch panel
    • Insert the two Phillips head screws inside the door handle
    • Push on the trim piece inside the door handle
    • Push the clip into the top rear of the door panel
    • Push on the rear window trim piece

Tools needed for replacement

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

    Needle nose pliers

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

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In this video, I'm going to show you how to take off and reinstall one of the rear door panels on this 2003 Honda CR-V, basically the same as any 2002 to '06. Tools you'll need are a small flat blade screwdriver and a Phillips screwdriver.

Start out right in behind your door handle. You want to kind of pry right at the top here. Twist your screwdriver and pull that back. There are two Phillips screws right back there. There are also two screws: one right up in there and then one right up in there. I'm going to fast forward here as I first remove the two screws behind the inside door handle and then I remove the two screws below the arm rests or the door pull.

Now, you want to take the small screwdriver and carefully go underneath and pry up this switch panel. Pull it up out. There's a little tab. You want to press close to the black, press in just like that. Pull a little piece of triangle trim off at the top just by pulling on the back and separating it from the door.

Now, you need to pull your handle out. There's a little clip back here. Push it back, off of the rod. Pull the rod up and out. Here, there's a little pin. Just push the center through and pull the clip out. Now, just kind of reach behind and pull firmly. Then, release all the clips all the way around. Then, pull your door handle up and off.

Now, in behind, you just have a clip holding it to the door panel. You can . I just went in and squeezed the teeth. The clip came off. The door panel is off.

If some of the clips stay behind, use a pair of pliers and your screwdriver and pry them out. Then, they just slide back into the door panel like that. Speed it up here as I put the two larger Phillips screws in and tighten them up. The ones that go underneath the arm rest/door pull. For the door handle, pull your rod out a little bit. Insert into the lever and then flip this clip around. Lock it on. Put that in place. I'm going to reconnect my window switch. Then kind of push that down into place. Lock it in. I'll fast forward here as I put those two Phillips screws back in behind the door handle. Put this back in place.With this little clip, you want to push the center back through, put it in, and push the center flush to lock it. Finally, put the little triangle trim piece back in.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver


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