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how to remove door panel on 2003 tahoe

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how to remove door panel on 2003 tahoe
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Carhelp4u replied 7 years ago.
Are you trying to remove a front door trim panel? Do you have anything apart at this point?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
the electric window motor is out and i can't get the door panel off to get to it. i have removed many older models but can't figure this one out.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
i have the storage tray out where i found 2 large plastic clips and the screw behind the door grab
Expert:  Carhelp4u replied 7 years ago.

Ok here is how this comes apart. Feel free to contact me with any questions! Good luck!

Object Number:(NNN) NNN-NNNN Size: SH

  • Remove the door handle bezel.
  • Remove the door trim panel upper extension.
  • Using a suitable flat bladed tool, gently pry the manual lock lever from the door trim panel.
  • Remove the trim panel screws
    Remove the screw (2) from within the opening where the manual door lock lever resides.
    Remove the screw (3) from the opening in front of the armrest.
    Remove the screw located beneath the map pocket, if equipped.
  • Carefully slide the trim panel up in order to release the retainers from the door.
  • Disconnect the electrical connectors.
  • Customer: replied 7 years ago.

    there are no screws holding the upper extension panel do i remove this?

    also there is only one screw in front of the arm rest

    Expert:  Carhelp4u replied 7 years ago.

    Here is how to remove the upper extension.

    Object Number: 348506  Size: SH

  • Release the upper extension by pulling outward on the front edge in order to release the upper retainer clips.
  • Remove the upper extension from the trim panel by lifting up and out.

    You are correct there is only one screw on the armrest. The second screw in the illustration is behind the door lock control on the door. This would be the item that you push forward and back to lock and unlock the door.

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    Customer: replied 7 years ago.

    i have liftoff.

    thanks for the help

    Expert:  Carhelp4u replied 7 years ago.
    No problem! Glad to hear you are on your way to the motor! Thanks for using!