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How to Remove Rear Door Panel 10-15 Toyota Prius

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How to Remove Rear Door Panel 10-15 Toyota Prius

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a door panel. Door panels need to be removed to access the inside components of the door, like the window regulator or exterior door handles on 11 Toyota Prius.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Rear Door Panel
    • Pry off the door pull trim
    • Lift up the rear window switch
    • Disconnect the wiring harness
    • Pry up the door pull felt
    • Remove the Phillips screw from the door pull
    • Pry out the trap door from the door handle
    • Remove the Phillips screw from the door handle
    • Pry the door panel out of the clips with a trim tool
    • Pop the door handle out of the clips
    • Remove the door panel
  2. step 2 :Installing the Rear Door Panel
    • Connect the interior door handle to the door panel
    • Slide the door panel on to the windowsill
    • Press the door panel in to the door
    • Tighten the Phillips screw to the door handle
    • Reinstall the door handle trim piece
    • Reinstall the screw in the door pull
    • Press on the door pull felt
    • Connect the wiring harness to the window switch
    • Press the window switch into place
    • Press the door pull trim on to the door

Tools needed for replacement

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

    Trim Tool Set

Installation Video
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To take our window switch out, we'd pop this silvery chrome piece off first. So I'll take our plastic trim tool. You can get these from Kind of work it underneath here carefully. We're going to pop it straight up. It'll unclip. Put that aside. Now the switch bezel can come up. Again, I'll use the prying tool and start to pry it up. Try over here. It will pop up. So prying it straight up, and out. You're going to unplug it, pushing in the lock and pulling the connector out.

You could probably remove this door panel with the window switch in place. This just makes it easier because you already have it unplugged. You don't have to wrestle with the door panel while you're taking it off to unplug it. Now we have that unplugged, and removed, you take your plastic prying tool and just lift up this little rubber pad here. You need to get that out of the way. There's a screw behind there. Use a Phillips head screwdriver. Take the screw out. Put that aside. Then go behind the door handle. There's a little piece of trim here. Take the plastic prying tool. Pop this out. It just unclips. Another Philips head screw behind there. Remove that. Those two screws removed. The door panel is now just clipped in place.

We're going to use our plastic prying tool to just get under the edge here. That one's too thick. Start with a thinner one. Get the thicker one in here so I can pry it. Kind of find near where a clip is. Got this clip there. Usually you need quite a bit of force, so once you start to pry it, you'll pop the clips out. Usually you can get a hand in here. Give it a good strong tug. It clips around the top of the sheet metal, so you lift it up, and then off.

Now the Bowden cables. You can actually pop the whole door handle out of the trim. Just grab on to it and pop it out of the clips. Then we'll slide it out of place and let that hang. Then you put your door panel aside.

If the clips stayed in the door panel, pop those out, and they can be reused. Just like that. You can put them right back into your door panel, and they can be reused. Slide the interior door handle in to the door panel. Let it click into place. Now the lip of this door panel hangs over the sheet metal lip, so get it started. Doesn't matter if the window is up or down. It'll go in to place, and it'll hang down like that.

Make sure that your connector for the window switch is not going to get pinned back there, so you can get to it. And now we're going to push this back in the door panel. So it's pushing the trim panel back in to the sheet metal door panel, and all the clips will snap back in to place. And that's locked in place. We'll reinstall the self-tapping screw here until you feel it get tight, and then just stop. Reinstall the trim piece. So let's get some clips. Open up the door handle. It's going to slide in place, and just click in and lock.

Reinstall the self-tapping screw in the bottom of this door pool. Sometimes you get them lined up in the hole, and then screw it in. There's a rubber pad that goes over it. Reinstall the window switch, plug it back in. It will click when it locks. And then we're just going to push it straight down in to the openings. It will snap in to place. Reinstall the silver door trim. All the tabs will basically go straight down. Snap in to place. That's reinstalled.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

  • Trim Tool Set

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