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how do i remove interior door panels on 2004 h2

Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Car
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replied 7 years ago.
HelloCustomerwhich door panels are you looking to remove?
Customer reply replied 7 years ago.
all four interior door panels to facilitate installation of four new billet door pulls
KBB, Technician replied 7 years ago.

I will post removal and installation procedures for the front and rear doors. They are the same on front and the rear as far as the procedure goes.

 

Front Side Door Trim Panel Replacement

Removal Procedure

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Remove the door handle bezel. Refer to Front Side Door Inside Handle Bezel Replacement


Remove the door panel retaining screw located in the handle bezel opening.


Remove the door window switch. Refer to Door Lock and Side Window Switch Replacement - Driver Side or Door Lock and Side Window Switch Replacement - Passenger Side .


Use special tool J 38778 to release the door trim panel retaining clips.


Disconnect the electrical wiring harness connectors.


Remove the door trim panel from the vehicle.

 

Installation Procedure

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Connect the electrical wiring harness connectors.


Install the door trim panel to the vehicle.
2.1. Align the door trim panel retaining clips with the openings in the door.

2.2. Push inward on the door trim panel to engage the fasteners.

Install the door window switch. Refer to Door Lock and Side Window Switch Replacement - Driver Side or Door Lock and Side Window Switch Replacement - Passenger Side .


Install the door panel retaining screw within the handle bezel opening.


Install the door handle bezel. Refer to Front Side Door Inside Handle Bezel Replacement

 

 

 

Front Side Door Inside Handle Bezel Replacement

Removal Procedure

Remove the screw that retains the front inside handle bezel to the door panel.


Remove the bezel from around the door handle,


Remove the bezel from the vehicle

 

Installation Procedure

 

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Install the bezel to the vehicle.


Install the bezel around the door handle.


Install the screw that retains the handle bezel to the door panel.

 

 

 

 

Door Lock and Side Window Switch Replacement - Driver Side

 

Removal Procedure

Use a suitable flat bladed tool to remove the driver door lock and side window switch from the door trim panel.

 

Remove the driver door lock and side window switch from the connector.

 

 

 

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Installation Procedure

 

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Install the driver door lock and side window switch to the connector.


Align the driver door lock and side window switch with the opening in the door panel and press to seat the switch.

 

 

 

 

Rear Side Door Trim Panel Replacement

Removal Procedure

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Remove the upper door trim panel. Refer to Upper Extension Trim Panel Replacement .


Remove the rear door handle bezel. Refer to Rear Door Inside Handle Bezel Replacement


Remove the door panel retaining screw located in the handle bezel opening.


Use J 38778 to release the retaining clips from the door trim panel.


Disconnect the electrical wiring harness connectors.


Remove the door trim panel from the vehicle.


Inspect for missing or broken retaining fasteners. Replace the fasteners as necessary

 

 

Installation Procedure

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Connect the electrical wiring harness connectors.


Install the door trim panel to the vehicle.


2.1. Align the door trim panel retaining clips with the openings in the door.

2.2. Push inward on the door trim panel to engage the fasteners.

Install the door panel retaining screw.


Install the rear door handle bezel. Refer to Rear Door Inside Handle Bezel Replacement .


Install the upper door trim panel. Refer to Upper Extension Trim Panel Replacement .

 

 

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Upper Extension Trim Panel Replacement

 

Removal Procedure

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Firmly grasp and gently pull to disengage the retaining clips.


Inspect for broke or missing retaining clips and replace as necessary.


Installation Procedure
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Align the retaining clips with the openings in the body.


Press to fully seat the retaining clips.

 

 

 

Rear Door Inside Handle Bezel Replacement

 

Removal Procedure

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Remove the screw that retains the rear inside handle bezel to the door panel.


Remove the bezel from around the door handle.


Remove the bezel from the vehicle.

 

Installation Procedure

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Install the bezel to the vehicle.


Install the bezel around the door handle.


Install the screw that retains the handle bezel to the door panel.

 

 

 

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Customer reply replied 7 years ago.
ere do i get special tool j38778
KBB, Technician replied 7 years ago.

The special tool they are referring to is a door panel clip tool remover. You can pick up one of these at the local auto parts store. I will post a picture for you. When you use the tool slide it underneath the door panel a give it a quick snap to release the door panel clips.

 

 

 

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