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Re: front door panel removal
A better way that I've found to remove the silver plastic trim insert that snaps into the armrest pull handle is to remove the window/door lock switch plate on top. After that, just reach down and press on the tab that's attached to the silver trim insert to release it from the door. When the top part is loose, just pull up and twist slightly to release the bottom tab of the trim insert from the door panel.
When you reattach the armrest panel, make sure to widen the metal spring clips underneath. If you don't, you may get some rattles in that area after you put it back on.
Also, don't use an electric drill on the 10mm hex screws that secure the door panel to the door. The plastic push pins that the screws go into can strip out rather easily so be sure to tighten the screws snug, but not too tight like with a drill or something.
If any of the orange clips get stuck to the door when you pull the door panel off, just get some dental floss or some thin twine and wrap it around the second top groove of the clip a few times. Then, just pull on both ends to remove the clip from the door. Works like a charm for me.
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Last edited by miketan; 02-18-2006 at 10:57 PM.