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How to Remove Rear Door Panel 03-11 Saab 9-3

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  1. step : Disconnecting the Battery (0:43)
    • Remove the two clips from the battery protector
    • Pull off the battery connector
    • Disconnect the negative battery cable with a 10mm socket and ratchet
  2. step : Removing the Door Panel (1:01)
    • Pry off the door pull trim piece by hand
    • Remove the two T30 Torx screws inside the door pull
    • Pry out the door panel with a door panel clip tool or putty knife
    • Lift the door panel up and off
    • Disconnect the latch cables from the door handle
    • Disconnect the window switch wiring harnesses with a flat blade screwdriver
  3. step : Installing the Door Panel (3:03)
    • Connect the window switch wiring harnesses
    • Connect the latch cables to the door handle
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Insert the two T30 Torx screws into the door pull
    • Snap on the door pull trim piece, starting at the top
  4. step : Connecting the Battery (4:37)
    • Connect the negative battery cable with a 10mm socket and ratchet
    • Push on the battery protector
    • Push the two clips into the battery protector

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Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and next time you need parts for your vehicle, think of Thanks.

In this video, we're going to show you how to remove and re-install a rear door panel on this 2004 9-3 four door, pretty much the same as any '03 to '11 9-3. Tools you'll need are T30 Torx bit with a ratchet and extension, 10mm socket, door panel clip tool, putty knife or screwdriver, and a small flat blade screwdriver.

So you don't run your battery down, just start underneath, there's two clips that hold the battery protector; take that up and off. Then use a 10mm socket with a ratchet, loosen up the negative battery cable, which is the one in front, and disconnect the negative battery cable.

To remove your panel, start by pulling out the bottom and then push up and pull this panel off firmly. Now use a T30 Torx bit and remove two screws. I'll speed it up here as I take those screws out. A lot of times the screws won't come out with the bit so you can just go to the next step and just be careful because they will fall out, just make sure you don't lose track of them. This tool or even a putty knife would work, and just work it underneath your door panel here, and pull out, and work your panel on out. The screws come out there. In behind, pull your door handle out and then pull the cable up. Take a small screwdriver, and come from the front. There's a little lever that you push down and then disconnect. That's what the connector looks like; this is the lever here. You come from the front, pry that down, and then pull this whole thing down as you clip that lever up. For then this connector right here, I just push where that little pin locks in and then disconnect that.

First, connect this mustard color connector, push it right up and in. This one you push in and flip that lever at the same time. Push in, flip the lever and lock it. Up here, put your cable down in and clip that back on. Now, make sure you put your lock button up through, push this against the window and down in. Then push it back on the snaps. Take your two T30 Torx screws. I'll fast forward here, again, as I start those screws in and then tighten them up nice and firm. Now take that trim panel, you'll want to snap the lower part of the top in there first and then push it in and push the upper part up and over and in and then snap it in.

Then remember to reconnect your battery, put the battery cover back on and you should be all set.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Putty Knife

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Door Panel Removal Tool

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T30 Driver

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