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How do I remove the door panel on my 2002 Cadillac Deville

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How do I remove the door panel on my 2002 Cadillac Deville?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Cadillac
Expert:  Cahelp4u replied 7 years ago.
Is this a front or rear door you are working on? Have you removed any items at this point?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
This is the front driver's side, and I haven't done anything yet.
Expert:  Cahelp4u replied 7 years ago.

Here is how this needs to be done. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

  1. Position the window fully downward.
    Object Number: 511164  Size: SH

  2. Ensure the manual lock knob (1) is in the unlock position.
  3. Insert a flat bladed tool into the top service notch in order to disengage the locking clip (2) located at the front of the manual lock knob (1).
  4. Remove the manual lock knob (1).
    Object Number: 524183  Size: SH

  5. Remove the inside handle bezel from the inner door panel in the following order:
    5.1. Hold the inside handle to the open position.
    5.2. Insert a flat bladed tool at the front lower corner of the bezel.
    5.3. Pry outward on the bezel.
    5.4. Remove the bezel from the inner door panel.
  6. Remove the screw attaching the inside door handle to the sheet metal.
    Object Number: 524042  Size: SH

  7. Use a door trim panel tool in order to release the eight retainers around the outside edges of the door trim panel.

    Note the location of the alignment datums (1).

    Object Number: 524044  Size: SH

  8. Slide the door trim panel (1) upwards to release it from the following:
    The alignment datums (4)
    The eight retainers
    The arm rest steel retainer clips (3)
    The inner belt molding (2)
  9. Disconnect the door trim panel electrical connector.
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