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How to Replace Rear Door Panel 00-07 Toyota Highlander

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How to Replace Rear Door Panel 00-07 Toyota Highlander

Created on: 2018-03-12

How to remove and replace the interior door panel on 04 Toyota Highlander

  1. step 1 :Removing the Rear Door Panel
    • Pry up the door pull pocket with a trim tool
    • Remove the Phillips screw beneath
    • Pry out the trap door in the door handle
    • Remove the Phillips screw from the door handle
    • Pop off the door handle trim
    • Pry out around the door trim
    • Lift the door panel off
    • Disconnect the power window switch
  2. step 2 :Installing the Rear Door Panel
    • Connect the power window switch
    • Lift the door panel onto the door
    • Press the panel into the clips
    • Pop on the door handle trim
    • Tighten the Phillips screw to the door handle
    • Press on the trap door to the door handle
    • Tighten the Phillips screw to the door pull
    • Press on the door pull pocket

Tools needed for replacement

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

    Trim Tool Set

Installation Video
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To remove the grab handle pocket, take our plastic prying tool. You can get these from Go underneath gently and then kind of push it in. Catch the metal tab and push it in and up, and it should pull right out. You might need to do the same thing on this side, but sometimes it'll pop right up. Those two metal tabs there. It comes right out. Remove the Phillips head screw that's inside here, using a Phillips head screwdriver. Take that right out.

Open up this little cover here to get to the screw that's behind it using a small flat bladed screwdriver. Just pop it open. There's a Phillips head screw in here. Remove that. Pop this cover off so you can actually go up here with the plastic prying tool and kind of pry it up. It's going to pry off the bottom in the same way. And then it's going to pull out this way, unhook. Open this lever so you're unhooking it from there too. The door trim is clipped into the metal part of the door, so I'm going to need to get in here and pull it from the clips. If you can't get your fingers underneath here, use a plastic prying tool. You can wedge the plastic prying tool in between the plastic and the metal. Kind of find your way in here. Slide it down. I like to start at the bottom.

Use a plastic prying tool, a bigger one. Find your way underneath like that and then just pry out. Go on the edge, and then once you can get your hands in there you can start to pull out the rest of the clips. What's going to happen is it's going to lift up like this and the top of the door clips over the metal part and lift it straight up. Then you need to unplug. This is the power window switch. We're going to have to reach under here, unlock. It's on this side. Push it in. Pull it out. The door panel can be removed and put aside.

When one of your door clips stays stuck in the door, you can take your clip puller tool and just put it in here. Pop it out. We'll push that back into the door panel and reuse it. These clips sit in here just like this so just find the one that's missing and put it back in place. Just slide it in and you can reinstall the door panel.

Plug in our window switch. Just goes up from the bottom. It's keyed. It only goes in one way. The lock is kind of facing the outside. It goes in. It'll click when it locks in place. Lift up our door panel. At the tops it's curved. It's going to hang on the door panel just like that. Start it up top. This doesn't matter if the window's up or down for this. Sits all the way down because that should go over the pull handle freely. Get it lined up. Start to push it back in on the clips. Reinstall the Phillips head screw. Reinstall this trim cover. It does have a hook here. You have to lift out this handle and slide it in and then kind of hook it. And then it's got these tabs on both top and bottom that will push in and over the plastic. Reinstall the screw. There we go. Push the door back in. Reinstall the pull handle. There's an arrow. Points outwards so when we flip it this way the arrow would be pointing this way. Just push it right back into place.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

  • Trim Tool Set

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