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How To Remove Rear Door Panel Honda Pilot 03-08

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  1. step : Removing the Door Panel (0:21)
    • Pry up the switch panel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Disconnect the window switch wiring harness
    • Pry off the trim piece inside the door handle with a flat blade screwdriver or pick
    • Remove the two Phillips head screws inside the door handle
    • Remove the Phillips head screw inside the door pull below the door handle
    • Remove the Phillips screw below the door pull
    • Disconnect the latch cables from the door handle
    • Pry out the door panel with a door panel clip tool or putty knife
    • Lift the door panel up and off
  2. step : Reinstalling the Door Panel (1:55)
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Tighten the Phillips head screw inside the door pull below the door handle
    • Tighten the Phillips screw below the door pull
    • Connect the latch cables to the door handle
    • Insert the door handle into place
    • Tighten the two Phillips head screws inside the door handle
    • Push in the trim piece inside the door handle
    • Connect the window switch wiring harness
    • Press the window switch into place

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Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and next time you need parts for your vehicle, think of 1AAuto.com. Thanks.

In this video, we're going to show you how to remove one of the rear door panels on this 2003 Honda Pilot. All is you'll need is a small flat blade screwdriver, a pick tool, and a Philips screwdriver.

To remove the window switch, you'll need a small flat blade screwdriver and a Phillips screwdriver. You start out by prying up the back of the panel, and then there's a tab on the harness that you push in and pull the harness. Then, with a small flat blade screwdriver or a pick tool, pry out the bottom of the door handle panel to reveal two screws up there, and then there's another screw down lower behind where the window switch panel was. Down further on the panel in the relief here, there's another screw to make a total of four Phillips screws. I'm going to press on the tab and pull off that switch panel, and I'll fast-forward as I remove the four Phillips screws.

Now pull out on your door handle. You need to release the door rod, and there's a little purple clip. It may be a different color on the other side, but use a flat blade screwdriver if it helps and just put that clip and it rotates around the door handle rod. Once you get the clip off, the rod just pulls up and the handle comes off. Then there's a series of clips around the outside of the door. Start in the front bottom, pull on the door panel firmly, and those clips will release. Then the door panel comes up and off. Push the lock through and you're all set.

To reinstall, make sure you pull the harness up through the proper location. It should go through the bottom there, not through the door handle hole. Put the door lock knob through, and pull the door lock knob up so it's unlocked. Get the panel on the upper window ledge and push it down. Make sure that the harness has come through. Press and lock all the clips on around the outside, and fast-forward as I put those two screws in.

Now install your door handle. Make sure the rod is coming through, and sometimes this can be a little difficult. You've got to feed the handle in there and push the rod down into the handle. I use a screwdriver to help me get back in there, push the rod down, and then flip the clip around and lock it on. Unfortunately, there's not really a good way to film it. Once it's in place, push the door handle into place, and then I'll fast-forward again as I put those two Phillips screws in to hold it. Put the trim back in place and you're all set.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Putty Knife
  • Pick

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

  • Door Panel Removal Tool


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