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How do I remove the inside door panel onthe 2007 chevy express van?

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how do I remove the inside door panel onthe 2007 chevy express van? I dont want to break it
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Scott K replied 6 years ago.

HiCustomer

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J38778 Door Trim Pad and Garnish Clip Remover ( tool with a flat fork for removing clips)

Removal Procedure


    Object Number: 879678  Size: SH

  1. Remove the front door garnish molding.
  2. Remove the front door trim plate. .
  3. Remove the armrest (3).
  4. Remove the door trim panel screws (2), located behind the armrest.
  5. Use the J 38778 to disengage the retainers around the outside edges of the door trim panel (1).
  6. Slide the door trim panel (1) upwards to release the door panel from the door.
  7. Remove the front door panel (1) from the vehicle.

 

Front Garnish

Object Number: 333944  Size: SH

  • Grasp the front door front garnish molding.

    Gently pull at the top of the molding in order to disengage the retaining clips.

  • Lift the front door front garnish molding up to disengage the tab on the garnish molding from the slot on the door trim panel.
  • Inspect the front door front garnish molding for broken or missing retaining clips. Replace any clips, if needed.
  • Trim plate

    Object Number: 879673  Size: SH

  • Remove the window regulator handle, if equipped.
  • Remove the inside door handle bezel.
  • Remove the screws (2) that retain the front door trim plate (1) to the door panel.
  • Pull the bottom of the front door trim plate (1) out in order to release the front door trim plate (1) retainers.
  • Remove the front door trim plate from the front door trim panel.
  • Disconnect the electrical connectors from the switches on the front door trim plate, if equipped.
  • Remove the front door trim plate (1) from the vehicle.

    Armrest

    Object Number: 879678  Size: SH

  • Insert a flat bladed tool at the rear of the armrest (3).
  • Pull away from the door trim panel in order to disengage the armrest clips.
  • Remove the armrest (3).
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    Customer: replied 6 years ago.
    SHOULD I USE A FLAT BAR TO PLY OFF THE BOTTOM CLIPS ON THE DOOR PANEL?
    Expert:  Scott K replied 6 years ago.
    I use a door clip tool it has a screwdriver handle and a flat fork, you might try to use a stiff putty knife slide under the panel and lift outward.
    Customer: replied 6 years ago.
    OK! got it and didnt break anything,used my carpenter's flat bar. Thnaks for your help.

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