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How to Replace Door Panel 07-10 Hyundai Elantra

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How to Replace Door Panel 07-10 Hyundai Elantra

Created on: 2021-01-16

Watch this 1A Auto video to learn how to remove the front door panel on your 07-10 Hyundai Elantra.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Front Door Panel
    • Remove the screw cap behind the door handle
    • Remove the Phillips screw behind the cap
    • Remove the screw cap in the bottom of the door pull handle
    • Remove the Phillips screw in the door pull handle
    • Pry around the edge of the door panel to loosen the retaining clips
    • Pry to remove the door speaker housing
    • Disconnect the speaker electrical connector
    • Pull the door panel off the door
    • Disconnect the switch panel electrical connector
  2. step 2 :Installing the Front Door Panel
    • Ensure all retaining clips are mounted on the door panel
    • Reconnect the switch panel electrical connector
    • Hang the door panel on the window edge and then press it in to lock in the retaining clips
    • Reinstall the door handle trim
    • Reinstall the door handle screw
    • Close the screw cap in the door handle
    • Reinstall the door pull handle screw
    • Close the screw cap door in the door pull handle

Tools needed for replacement

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

    Pocket Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

    Trim Tool Set

Installation Video
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Hey, friends, it's Len here at 1A Auto. Today, I'm working on a 2007 Hyundai Elantra. I'm going to show you how to remove a right front inner door panel. It should be fairly simple. I want to be the guy that shows you how to do it. If you need any parts or instructional videos, you can always check us out at Thanks.

So I'm going to start by trying to remove this little plug right here. Let's see if I can get my pocket screwdriver in there. There we are. It's just a little door. There it is. It opens us up to a Phillips head screw, you could use a flathead if you have that, works just as well. That's what it looks like, Phillips. Put that aside where we can find it. Let's move along. Down inside the door handle there's another little flappy door. There we are. Put that little piece of plastic aside. Down in there, there's also a Phillips head. Let's see if I can get it with this screwdriver. Doesn't feel like it. I'm going to grab a stronger screwdriver and we'll pull that right out. So we have our Phillips head, just going to get this in here. There's our screw, it's a little corroded, probably a little bit of moisture made it's way down in here and sat in there and had some fun.

Okay, so we've got this out, we've got this out. We'll analyze our situation. The door panel more than likely will sit like this. If there's any other screws, they would kind of along the bottom, which this one doesn't feel like it has any, so that's nice. I'm going to take my plastic trim tool and find one side to come in from. Grab a skinner one real quick, see if I can get it in under here, somewhere. Just working my way up. Careful getting your fingers into any pinch points, you want to be safe. Come along the bottom. There we are. This is what the push clips look like under there. Nothing too crazy, we'll be able to put that right back in once we get the door panel off. Just pops right off.

We're just going to disconnect our tweeter speaker. It's just a little push clip right there. I like to use my pocket screwdriver. I'm just going to go right here and give a little push and pop it out. We'll set that aside. All I did was push right along where this tab is, you can either push on the tab or I even went just in front of it, in between the plastic, and then pulled it out. We'll check our electrical connector, make sure it's in good condition, and we can move along. Now, let's go ahead and take off our panel. Just give it a little shift, try to work it out here. There we are. Get this out of the way. Okay. Your interior, there's one wiring harness, it's right back there. Just a little push, give it a little push, give this a little tug, check our connector, looks pretty good. We'll put our door panel aside.

So before we go ahead and put the door panel on, we just want to check to make sure that we have all our little clippy dos inside the panel. There should be one right here. There isn't, so we need to find it. There's one there, one missing here, there, there, there, all the way around. So we're missing two. One fell and hit the floor when I was down at the bottom. So I'll show you what I'm going to do. It just slides right in, you see there's grooves on this, it goes on the outer ring, the farthest one away. It slides right in just like that. Now, let's find out other one. I'm going to guess it's on the door. Where else would it be, right? Unless the floor, I guess. So I'm going to take my little forky tool, or if you had something different, like I don't know, cutters, or whatever you need to do to get it out. There we are. Slide it into the door panel like the other one. Easy peasy. All our clips are in. We're going to take our electrical connector, push it in, I heard it click. Give it a little wiggle, that's very nice.

Now, along the top here, there's a little hook. Goes kind of like this. That sits right up on here, just like this. So when you bring it up, I'm just going to try to push in, settle it down along the top here. Okay. All right. This is up, all right. That was down in there, well, you'd want to make sure you get it out. Now's the time. Okay. Here comes the fun part. I'm going to hold the door and I'm going to give it a little bonk. Bonk, bonk, bonk. There we go. That's my thing. Go around. Love it. It's going nowhere. All right. So there we are. We can move on to the next step.

We'll go ahead and put our screw back in here. We've got our little cover here, and we've got our screw hole. That's going to line up with that hole in there. Okay. All I'm going to do now is I'm going to lift this. Just slide that. I'm just going to push it in. There it is. Nice and snug. We'll take our little cover, lock it in. I've got my Phillips head screw for down here. There we are. I've got my little door. Find the tab here. There it is. All right, we'll double check everything. Looks good. Looks good.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • Pocket Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

  • Trim Tool Set

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