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How To Remove Rear Door Panel 06-13 Chevy Impala

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How To Remove Rear Door Panel 06-13 Chevy Impala

Created on: 2021-01-16

Watch this video to learn how to remove and replace the rear interior door panel on your 06-13 Chevy Impala.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Panel
    • Pry off the trim piece inside the door pull with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry off the trim piece inside the door handle with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry off the trim panel on the back part of the door panel
    • Remove the T30 two screws inside the door pull
    • Remove the T30 screw inside the door handle
    • Remove the 7mm bolt on the back part of the door panel
    • Pry off the triangular trim with a flat blade screwdriver
    • 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 on the door handle by pressing the tab with pliers
    • Disconnect the door lock wiring harness
  2. step 2 :Reinstalling the Door Panel
    • Connect the latch cables to the door handle
    • Connect the door lock wiring harness
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Insert the T30 two screws inside the door pull
    • Insert the T30 screw inside the door handle
    • Insert the 7mm bolt on the back part of the door panel
    • Push on the triangular trim
    • Push on the trim panel on the back part of the door panel
    • Push on the trim piece inside the door handle
    • Push on the trim piece inside the door pull

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Putty Knife

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

    Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    7mm Socket

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

    T30 Driver

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In this video, we're going to show you how to remove and reinstall a rear door panel on this 2006 Chevy Impala, pretty much the same process for any 2006 to 2012 Impala. You'll need a small flat blade screwdriver, some needle nose pliers, a T30 Torx driver, and a 7mm socket with a ratchet and extension or a screwdriver style driver. Also, we do this on the left side, but the right side is the same procedure.

To start, there are three trim panels. There's one right in behind the door. Just use a small flat blade screwdriver and pry out the little trim panel. There's also a panel right in the door pull area. It's just a kind of rubber that pulls right up. Then it's a small trim panel down near the rear of the door. Pull that out. There are T30 screws behind the door handle, two in the door pull cup, and a 7mm bolt right back in there. I'll speed up here as I remove those two T30 screws and the 7mm screw.

Use your flat blade screwdriver again and carefully pull the little triangle piece of trim at the top off. Better to use like a putty knife or even a door panel clip tool, if you have one, to pry out on the door panel, and you'll release some clips. Once the clips pop, they come off, and then you'll need to lift the door panel up and go in behind.

Once you get it up off the door sill, go in behind where the cable snaps in. You just need to squeeze a couple of tabs with some pliers and pull the cable back and out. Then pull the ball right up out of the socket. The lock switch, if you just pry on the tabs a little bit, or you could disconnect the harness, but bring that out and the door panel's off.

To reinstall the door panel bring the door panel close to the door and put the ball and socket from the door latch cable back in. Snap the cable back into its bracket and then put the lock switch back in the place. The top of the door panel goes on to the window ledge and then there are a series of pins that hold the door panel on to the door.

First, we'll get the door panel up and secured on to the window ledge. Pretty much, once you do that, it's lined up. You can just tap it down and then the pins should be lined right up, just a firm fist to set those. We'll fast-forward as we put the four screws, again, the one 7mm goes in the back of the door, two T30s down the door pull cup, and the T30 in behind the door handle. Then finish it off by putting the trim panels back on.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Putty Knife

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 7mm Socket

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T30 Driver


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