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How to Replace Front Door Panel 14-17 Subaru Crosstrek

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How to Replace Front Door Panel 14-17 Subaru Crosstrek

Created on: 2018-02-13

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 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Front Door Panel
    • Pry out the trap door in the door pull with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry out the trap door in the door handle with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the Phillips screw from the door pull
    • Pry out the clips along the door panel with a trim removal tool
    • Lift the door panel straight up and off
    • Unclip the cables from the door handle
    • Remove the cables from the door handle
    • Disconnect the power window switch wiring harness
    • Remove the door panel
  2. step 2 :Installing the Front Door Panel
    • Connect the power window switch wiring harness
    • Connect the cables to the door handle
    • Lift the door panel onto the door
    • Press in the clips on the door panel
    • Tighten the Phillips screw to the door pull
    • Tighten the Phillips screw to the door handle
    • Press on the trim piece to the door pull
    • Press on the trim piece to the door handle

Tools needed for replacement

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

    Trim Tool Set

Installation Video
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There are two screws. One behind this cap here and one down inside the door pull opening. Take a small flat bladed screwdriver and pop them open. They won't come off. They'll just flip open and do the same for both. Use a Phillips head screwdriver remove the screw. Put those aside. Do the same for this one. Once the screws are removed, the rest of the door panel is held on with clips along the outside edge. You need a plastic prying tool. You can buy these from 1aauto.com. Going to wedge it underneath the edge. You can user the thinner tool. Just work that in there. Bring it down though. With a good strong pull, it's going to pop it off. Just work your way around the door. Once those are all free, door panel should lift straight up off.

Unclip the door pull and the lock cable. Pull them straight out like that. It's hard to see, but you're going to slide this little lead weighted ball that looks like a lead fishing weight. It pops out of the door lock. Do the same for the other one. Just pop it out. Now go down underneath. Find the door lock button and the window switch. Find the lock. I'm working on them upside down. This one has a lock on the inside. It's a very small push tab here to unlock it. It's on the inside. I'm going to do the same for the other one. It's really hard to push with my finger. I'm going to use this small flat bladed screwdriver and push in on the lock and then pull the connector out. I'm going to put the door panel aside so it doesn't get damaged.

When I removed the door panel, these trim clips stayed behind in the door. Just going to use a panel clip tool to pull them out. Just going to slide behind them, pop them out and do the same for all of them. If that rubber piece stays, that's okay. You just put it back on. These clips that popped out, the top part will just slide right in. Lock in, you just do that for all of them.

Reinstall the door panel and connect the door lock and the window switch. Push them in, snap and click when they're in place. Then reconnect these. Start with the bottom one. It's kind of hard to see. This comes out and there's a little opening. Lay it in there and then snap this into place. That'll be our door release. This one at the top is for the door lock. Where is it? There it is.

There's an opening here and it goes in there. Then you slide it over and it clips into place. We're going to hang the door on this edge here. It might be easier to put the window down. Or we can have it up if we prefer. Push it down just like that. Then, we're going to just go along, push the clips back in, they'll snap when they're in place. All right. Door panels clipped back in place. Reinstall the Phillips head screws. This one goes up in here. Push that little door back. That was a quick clip down. Do this one in here. Door panel is reinstalled.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

  • Trim Tool Set


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