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How to Remove Rear Door Panel 07-14 Chevy Suburban

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How to Remove Rear Door Panel 07-14 Chevy Suburban

Created on: 2017-06-19

How to remove and replace a rear door panel on 09 Chevy Suburban

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Panel
    • Shut off the dome lights
    • Pry out the trim panel behind the door handle with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry out the trim panel in the door pull with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry out the clip on the door lock knob
    • Pry up the window switch
    • Disconnect the wiring harness
    • Remove the three 10mm bolts from the door panel
    • Pry out the door panel with a door panel clip tool or putty knife
    • Lift the door panel up and off
    • Press the tab and twist out the door handle cable
  2. step 2 :Installing the Door Panel
    • Line up the bottom teeth into their slots on the door
    • Connect the door handle cable to the door handle
    • Lift the door panel up onto the window channel
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Tighten the three 10mm nuts to the door panel
    • Connect the wiring harness to the window switch
    • Press the window switch into the door
    • Press on the trim panel behind the door handle
    • Press on the trim panel behind the door pull
    • Press on the door lock knob

Tools needed for replacement

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

    Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions


  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

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I'm just going to hit the dome lamp override switch to shut off dome lights, just so we don't run the battery down. Open up your door, and using small flat blade screwdriver or a small trim tool, remove a couple panels: one in behind your door handle—just twist lightly and pull that out; there's one right back in here, right in the middle—pull out and off; then the door lock knob, pull up on it lightly, and try and pry this center clip out at same time. Comes up and off. If you have good fingernails sometimes you can just pull up and off on that. You could also use a trim tool available on Put it underneath, pull straight up, make sure you pull up on the front. Somebody was not that careful on this one, and you can see they actually broke off the tab from the trim. Then you'll want to disconnect your power window switch, just a little tab here. Pull and disconnect. Then we'll remove three 10 millimeter bolts: one here and then two down underneath where your door pull is. 10 millimeter bolts, remove them with a 10 millimeter socket ratchet and extension. A lot of times these ones won't come all the way out, and that's okay. You can retrieve them when you get the door panel all the way off.

You'll want to use a trim tool. Once you get in there, you can see in behind there and see where the clips are. Got one here, roughly here and here. Pull out firmly, and work your way around. Then my bolts have popped out here, so I'll make sure I collect those. Once I'm sure I'm all the way around, lift up, and out. Then on here there's a couple of little tabs. I'm going to push the tab, pull out a little bit, twist it around, push the other tab. Push that through and out, and my door panel comes out. You can see there's actually clips on the padding here. It's still clipped on in a couple of spots. Just push those off.

You have these longer, larger basically kind of teeth that hook into the square holes down there. Preliminary line everything up. Just make sure your harness goes up and through, and then reconnect your door handle cable in. and pull it out, push it in.

Again, just make sure that that harness is up through. You want this groove to go into the channel here, so lift up. Lift up, push down, and make sure your door lock is up through, your harness is up through, and then you should be able to see it nice and close to the door. There's a large line of pin up here. Once everything is good it'll go in about that far away, and then you can just set all the pins. You just need a pair of pliers, reach in, bring your lock back up. Put your three 10 millimeter bolts back in. One here, and then these two, and load into your socket. If you put some tape or painters tape on it might help hold them in place. I'll just put those in place. Reconnect the switch, feed the harness down in, and make sure you put this in correctly. Then your three pieces of trim, the one in behind the door handle, snap it in place. This one can just go down in place. This one make sure that the little tab is out. Put it down on, lock into place. That's all set.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

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