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How To Remove Rear Door Panel 06-10 Chevy HHR

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How To Remove Rear Door Panel 06-10 Chevy HHR

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 HHR, years 06, 07, 08, 09, and 10.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Panel
    • Remove the rubber grommet in the door pull
    • Remove the trim piece in the door handle
    • Remove the T30 screws in the door pull
    • Remove the T30 screw in the door handle
    • Remove the two retaining clips on the back of the door panel
    • 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
    • Pry out the window switch with a flat blade screwdriver
  2. step 2 :Installing the Door Panel
    • Pop the window switch in place
    • Connect the latch cables to the door handle
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Insert the T30 screw in the door handle
    • Insert the T30 screws in the door pull
    • Insert the two retaining clips on the back of the door panel
    • Replace the rubber grommet in the door pull
    • Replace the trim piece in the door handle

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Putty Knife

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

    Door Panel Removal Tool

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

    T30 Driver

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In this video, we're going you how to remove and re-install the rear door panel on this 2008 HHR, same as any '06 to 2010. Tools you'll need are a small flat blade screwdriver and a T30 Torx driver, as well as either a putty knife or a door panel clip removal tool.

First of all, you're going to start in the pull cup here. There's just a rubber grommet that has a little tab on the back here. Grab hold of it, pull it up and out, and there are two T30 screws. Then right here, this little tab, pull it out and pick it up, and there's another T30 screw there. Then, again, with your screwdriver, there's just a little pin right here to pry out. We'll fast-motion here. Use a screwdriver, pull that pin out and then use a T30 Torx driver and remove the two screws that are in that door panel pull cup there, and then the screw up behind the door handle.

Now I'm going to use a putty knife just to pull your door panel out a little bit. Basically what you want to do is run your fingers in behind the door panel, pull until you feel it where it's really tight, then give it a good pull to pull the clips out. Pull out right up here. Behind here on your door panel, on your door handle, there's a little clip at the bottom of the cable and it pulls up and out. Use a little flat blade screwdriver, and on each side of your lock switch, pry out just a little bit and the lock switch comes out. You just kind of pry right there and right there. Just to correct myself, that little switch is actually a window switch when you're working with the rear door on these vehicles.

I'm putting the door back together. Just pop your window switch, line it up correctly, up and in. With this cable, what you do is you put the cable up into this little kind of halo here, hold it in there, then put it down into place and make sure it goes into the handle correctly, and then lock it down in. Now put your lock in. You want to press your handle against the door, because there's a ridge. There are three clips back here that you want to make that the panel goes into there so you can get one of them. There we go. Look at your pins, make sure they're going into the right spot. I should have taken this out. Push the center of this pin out, then the whole thing comes out. All the pins went right in here nice and easy.

Push this into place, make sure you're pushing the door panel, and lock it into place. Going to fast-forward through it here as we put the two T30 Torx screws back down into that pull cup and the screw in behind the door handle. Back into place, drop that back down in, you're all set.

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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

  • T30 Driver


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