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Removing inside door panel on 2001 pontiac bonneville ssei

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Rear Side Door Trim Panel Replacement

Tools Required

J 36796 Clip Zip Tool

Removal Procedure

  1. Remove the inside door handle bezel.

  1. Use the J 36796 in order to release the retainers around the outside edges of the door trim panel.

  1. Rock the door trim panel (1) upwards, starting at the rear, while lifting upwards to remove.
  2. Disconnect the door trim panel wiring harness.

  1. Remove the armrest pull cup retainers from the inside of the door trim panel.
  1. Use needle nose pliers to compress the 360 clip.
  2. Pull the 360 clip out of the nylon nut on the door trim panel.

Installation Procedure

  1. Install the 360 clip to the nylon nuts on the inner door panel by sliding the 360 clip down into the grooves in the nylon nuts.
  2. Connect the trim panel electrical connector to the door wiring harness connector.

  1. Starting at the bottom, secure the door trim panel around the outside edges with the retainers (2).
  2. Align the door trim panel to the armrest pull cup retainers (1).
  3. Snap the retainers in to secure the center of the door trim panel to the inner door panel.
  4. Pull on the armrest to assure proper fit.
  5. Push outwards near the top of the door trim panel in order to snap the top door trim panel retainer into the channel in the window inner belt seal strip.
  6. Install the inside door handle bezel.


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