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How to Replace Rear Door Latch 14-19 Chevy Silverado

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  1. step : Removing the Rear Door Panel (0:06)
    • Remove the screw cover in the arm rest handle
    • Remove the screw cover behind the door handle
    • Remove the 7 mm screw behind the door handle
    • Remove the two 7 mm screws in the arm rest handle
    • Remove the 7 mm screw at the bottom of the door panel
    • Pry the door panel away using trim tools
    • Lift the door panel up and off
    • Pull the lock rod out of the way
    • Disconnect the door handle cable
    • Remove the wire plastic retainer
    • Disconnect the electrical connector
  2. step : Removing the Rear Door Latch (1:46)
    • Remove the door panel bracket by removing the two 7 mm screws securing it to the door
    • Peel away the plastic vapor barrier
    • Move the lock rod out of the way
    • Remove the push pin from the window trim on each side of the window
    • Remove the window trim from the right side of the window
    • Remove the 10 mm bolt at the bottom right corner of the window
    • Remove the foam piece at the bottom right corner of the window
    • Remove the right window channel to move it out of the way
    • Remove the three T30 screws securing the door latch
    • Remove the lock rod from the door latch
    • Disconnect the door latch electrical connector
    • Remove the 10 mm screw below the door latch electrical connector
    • Move the wiring harness below the door latch out of the way
    • Remove the window channel from the door
    • Disconnect the window regulator electrical connector
    • Detach the door latch cable from the outer door handle
    • Detach the door latch cable from the retaining brackets inside
    • Remove the door latch
  3. step : Installing the Rear Door Latch (6:30)
    • Place the door latch in position
    • Reconnect the door handle cable
    • Replace the 10 mm door latch bolt
    • Replace the door handle cable in its retaining brackets
    • Replace the three T30 screws
    • Replace the lock rod in the door latch
    • Replace the window channel
    • Replace the 10 mm bolt at the bottom right corner of the window
    • Replace the 10 mm bolt at the bottom right corner of the door
    • Replace the door latch wiring harness
    • Reconnect the door latch electrical connector
    • Replace the foam pad at the bottom right corner of the window
    • Replace the window trim piece
    • Replace the two window trim push pins
    • Replace the vapor barrier
    • Replace the door panel bracket
    • Replace the two 7 mm door bracket screws
  4. step : Replacing the Rear Door Panel (11:45)
    • Slide the window strip off the top of the door panel
    • Remove the three mounting clips along the top of the door panel
    • Replace those three mounting clips in their positions on the door below the base of the window
    • Slide the window strip in place at the base of the window
    • Reconnect the door switch electrical connector
    • Replace the wire retaining clip
    • Replace the door handle cable
    • Pass the lock rod through the hole
    • Line up the door panel with the locking clips
    • Press the door panel in place
    • Replace the 7 mm screw behind the door handle
    • Replace the two 7 mm screws in the arm rest handle
    • Replace the 7 mm screw at the bottom of the door panel
    • Replace the screw cover in the arm rest handle
    • Replace the screw cover in the door handle

What's up guys? I'm Andy from 1A Auto. In this video I'm going to show you how to replace a rear door latch on this 2015 Chevy Silverado. If you need parts for your vehicle, click the link in the description and head over to 1AAuto.com.

I'm going to take a straight blade screwdriver. There's a little cover right here. Just get in under here, pull that cover off, and then right here is a cover. Pull that cover off. I'm going to take a 7mm socket extension and ratchet. I'm going to take this screw up here, and there's two in there, and there's also one underneath here. Take all of those out.

Now we want to take some trim tools. We want to get underneath the door panel, pry it out. There's a bunch of clips that hold it in like that. Just get those all out, then we can slide the door panel up just like that. Pull the lock rod out of the way. This cable, you want to just push down on this button, slide the cable out, and then pull the ball out. And this wiring harness, you can pull on that wire retainer. And disconnect the connector right there. Push down, pull it up.

I'm just going to pull this off so that I can take this vapor barrier off completely. Use a 7mm socket extension and a ratchet. Take these two screws out. Take that screw out, this bracket out. Then take this vapor barrier off. Slide this off. You can take a razor blade and just cut that adhesive if it doesn't peel too easily. But generally it peels pretty easily, and it should re-stick when you go to put it back on.

With a 10mm socket extension and a ratchet, I'm going to take this bolt out right here. I'm just going to move the lock rod out of my way. I'm just going to take a trim tool, get underneath here, take this little push pin out. There's another one over on this side, take that one out as well. Then I can take this trim off. Just pull it out, just like that. There's some clips on the back side, so if you need to use a trim tool, we can remove this bolt right here. Use a 10mm socket and a ratchet.

Now I'm going to take this little foam piece out. Be careful not to rip it. You just push it down. You can pull it out, just like that. We're going to reuse that. And we're going to take this window channel, I'm going to have one hand in underneath, and then push it off of the window trim right there. This is just to get this out of the way. Just slide it out of the way like that, that's fine.

Now I'll take a T30 and a ratchet. I'm going to take these three screws out. I'm going to take this last screw out. I'm going to take this lock rod and just slide it off, just like that. Disconnect this connector right here. And I'll take a 10mm socket and a ratchet, loosen up this bolt. When I do that, I'm just going to support it from the inside.

I'm just going to push this in. I'm going to just move this wiring harness out of my way a little bit. I am going to pull this window channel out of my way. And if you struggle with this, you can take the window regulator out if it'll make it easier for you. Just disconnect the connector right there.

Now there's a cable that goes from this latch up to the handle on the outside. I'm going to disconnect it at the handle. That's very hard to see. So there's some areas where the cable is clipped in. So just take a a pick, get in there, grab on the cable, and I was able to pull it out on that side. Right here I'm grabbing it right here. I'm just sliding it out over here. Like I said, it's very hard to see. It's hard to see in real life, let alone on the camera.

Now that I have the cable unhooked, then I'm able to get this retainer off for the cable, off of the cam, and I can grab this latch. Just make sure the wiring harness doesn't get pinched. Push that out of the way. And just take it out right like that. And there it is.

So you can do it with the regulator still in there. I'd recommend taking the regulator out to do it. It would make it a lot easier.

So the way this is in there with this cable, this cable goes up and around and connects to the handle on the outside. And there's these retainers, there's a retainer right here, right here, and right there, and then one that holds this in before this gets put in. So what we're going to do is install this part first, and then clip the cable back in position, and then reset the door latch.

So slide this in position like this. Pull that window channel molding out of the way. Slide this up. I'm going to get that cable in position first, make sure it isn't twisted. All right, I've got the cable end on, which is good. That's probably one of the harder parts.

I got the first retainer in. Slide up on the latch. I'm just going to put this bolt in here for now just to hold that. The cable's lined up, and I'm just going to push the cable. That one's all set. And the last one over on this side, on that last retainer, and lock it in place. That's good.

All right, now I can get these screws started, get that one started. All right, that looks good. Take a T30 and a ratchet, tighten these down. All right, make sure those are tight. That's good, good and snug. Now we'll take a 10mm socket and a ratchet, tighten this bolt up, snug that up. Take the lock rod, we're going to slide it through there, through that grommet. And wind it up, just stick it right there for now.

I'm going to reinstall this window channel. Slide it into position. Take the rubber weather strip, or the window strip, get that lined up. You're just going to push it back into the channel. It should lock in place. Seems like it's working pretty good. And take these two 10mm bolts in here, and one down here. Tighten these down with a 10mm socket and a ratchet.

That's good. Take this wiring harness, slide this out here. Push the grommet back in position and reconnect the connector right there. And then connect the connector to the window motor right there. Now we'll take this insulation piece, put that back in position right there. Take this trim piece, re-position this. It's going to slide on a little lip right here. That's going to slide into this piece right here. Get that positioned right there, just like that.

I'm going to move the lock rod, get that out of the way. That's good. Lock it in place. Push these push pins back in. Now we'll take this vapor barrier, reinstall this. Slide the cable through here. There's this little indent that goes through that hole right there, that's how you can line this up. There's another one on this side. So that's lined up, just push it back on.

So I'll take this bracket right here, slide this in position. Take the two 7mm screws, get these started right here and right here. Take a ratchet, use a 7mm socket, and tighten them down. That's good and that's good.

There's this weather strip piece or window strip that goes at the base of the window. You're going to slide this off the door panel, and then there's these little clips, there's three of them. You need to pull those off. I'm going to use a trim tool, try to slide these out. Sometimes you need some needle nose pliers to get in there. Slide that out. What do you do is you just get in there and just try to squeeze this, so that you can pull it off. Squeeze that, pull those up.

Now these clips are going to go right here, just like that. All three, put the clips on first. And then we'll take this weather strip or window strip, slide this in position right here, and just press it down just like that.

All right, now let's hook the switch up. Push the connector on. Then this wire is going to go into that, that retainer's going through that hole. Take this cable, put the ball through there, and then slide it over. Lock that in place.

Take the lock rod, you need to slide it out, thread it through the hole. Once that's thread through, get all these pins lined up. Everything's lined up, and you can just push the door panel on.

Now there's four screws we want to put in. There's one right there, two right here, and then one down below. Install those four screws with a 7mm socket and an extension. Then I'm going to take a ratchet and just tighten these down, just snug. And I'll take this cover, slide that in there, lock it in place. There's a cover right here, this does the same. There you go.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Pick

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 7mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Trim Tool Set

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T30 Bit


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