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How To Replace Rear Door Panel 01-06 Dodge Stratus

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How To Replace Rear Door Panel 01-06 Dodge Stratus

Created on: 2011-11-04

How to remove or replace the interior door panel trim on your vehicle. You need to remove the door panel for a number of different repairs, for example door handles, window regulators, power window motors, door locks and more to the Dodge Stratus, years 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, and 06.

  1. step 1 :Reinstalling the Door Panel
    • Push any remaining clips into the door
    • Connect the wiring harness
    • Connect the latch cables to the door handle
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Insert the Phillips head screw inside the door pull
    • Insert the Phillips head screw inside the door handle
    • Insert the two Phillips screws to the bottom of the door panel
    • Pry on the trim piece inside the door pull with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry on the trim piece inside the door handle with a flat blade screwdriver
  2. step 2 :Removing the Door Panel
    • Push any remaining clips into the door
    • Connect the wiring harness
    • Connect the latch cables to the door handle
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Insert the Phillips head screw inside the door pull
    • Insert the Phillips head screw inside the door handle
    • Insert the two Phillips screws to the bottom of the door panel
    • Pry on the trim piece inside the door pull with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry on the trim piece inside the door handle with a flat blade screwdriver

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Putty Knife

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

    Door Panel Removal Tool

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In this video, we're going to show you how to remove and then reinstall the rear door panel on this 2004 Dodge Stratus. It's the same as any '01 to '06. Tools you'll need include: a flat blade screwdriver, a Phillips screwdriver, and you may want a door panel clip tool or putty knife.

To remove the rear door panel we're going to look inside the cup here, and you'll see a little trapdoor. Use a small flat blade screwdriver, pull that up and you can see there's a Phillips screw in there. Same thing here, another Phillips screw and then there are two Phillips screws on the bottom: one there, one there. Once the screws are out put your hand underneath, and then you want to go around the edge of the door panel. You'll get towards the clips and pull them out. Sometimes they can be very difficult to release. There's also a couple up top here.

Lift the door panel up. Behind there's a little clip here. Use your thumb, pull that off. Your harness for your windows is down here. There's a little tab. Push that tab and disconnect it. You may find a couple of your clips don't come with the door panel. Just pull them out and then reinstall them back into their spots on the door panel, and they're ready to go.

To reinstall the door panel, take your power window harness and plug it in. Take your rod, put it into the door handle, flip the clip around. Put your panel up over your lock knob there. There's a large pin here that lines it up. We can cheat and look back here and make sure the pins are going in. Reinstall your screws. We'll fast-forward here as we reinstall the four screws: one in the door pull cup, one behind the door handle, and then the two at the bottom. Make sure you put the little trim pieces back in the one for the pull cup and the one for the door handle.

We hope this video helps you out. Brought to you by www.1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet. Please feel free to call us toll-free, 888-844-3393. We're the company that's here for you on the Internet and in person.

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Putty Knife

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

  • Door Panel Removal Tool


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