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How to Remove Rear Door Panel 1993 - 1997 Dodge Intrepid

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How to Remove Rear Door Panel 1993 - 1997 Dodge Intrepid

Created on: 2011-08-19

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 Dodge Intrepid, years 93, 94, 95, 96, and 97.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Panel
    • Disconnect the negative battery cable with a 10mm wrench
    • Remove the Phillips head screw at the front top corner of the door panel
    • Remove the Phillips head screw at the back top corner of the door panel
    • Remove the Phillips head screw inside the door pull
    • Remove the Phillips head screw inside the door handle
    • Pry out the door panel
    • Lift the door panel up and off
    • Disconnect the latch cables from the door handle
    • Disconnect the courtesy light wiring harness
  2. step 2 :Reinstalling the Door Panel
    • Connect the courtesy light wiring harness
    • Connect the latch cables from the door handle
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Insert the Phillips head screw to the front top corner of the door panel
    • Insert the Phillips head screw to the back top corner of the door panel
    • Insert the Phillips head screw to the door pull
    • Insert the Phillips head screw to the door handle
    • Connect the negative battery cable with a 10mm wrench

Tools needed

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

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In this video, we show you how to remove the rear inside door panel on this 1997 Dodge Intrepid, same as most '93 to '97. Only tool you'll need is a Phillips screwdriver.

Use a 10 millimeter wrench to loosen your negative battery cable and to remove it. Obviously you will want to reconnect it at the end of the repair. It's pretty easy to remove the door panel. There are four screws: one here on the back, one down here in the door pull, one right in behind the door handle, and then one right here in the front. Remove those. Okay, we'll fast-forward here as we remove those screws. The screws are removed. Pull the top of the panel out. Lift up. Pull this out a little bit. Lift up. Take it off. Once you get the door apart, there will be two things. There is a clip here, and this wad comes off of your door handle. Then over here there is a connector for your courtesy light, just pry in that. There's a little tab right there. I pried that out with my finger. Disconnect the connector, then pull this off of the door. Then your door panel is still connected with the harness there, but you can lay it down out of the way and do any work that you need to do.

To reinstall your door panel, there are three tabs at the bottom. You start those into the slots. The door handle can just rest there. Over here, bring this back up, connect it. Put this clip back in. Bring the door panel closer. Connect our door handle. Make sure your door lock is in place. Hold the door panel up some. Push it against the door. Make sure the top goes in correctly. Make sure it's flush all the way around. Now we can reinstall our screws. We'll fast-forward to reinstall those screws. You want to tighten them firm. Don't over tighten them though, you'll end up stripping them, and they won't hold anything well.

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