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1999 malibu: the door panel..drivers side..electric windows

Resolved Question:

how do take off the door panel on a 1999 malibu drivers side with electric windows
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Bob replied 9 years ago.
Door Trim Panel Insert Replacement

Removal Procedure

  1. Push the lower front corner rearward in order to disengage the hidden plastic tab.
  2. Push the lower rear corner forward in order to disengage the hidden plastic tab.
  3. Pull inward in order to disengage the top clip.
    Object Number: 276280  Size: SH

  4. Remove the front door upper trim panel (1) insert.


Door Handle Bezel Replacement

Removal Procedure


    Object Number: 445115  Size: SH

  1. Remove the door handle bezel screw (1) from the handle bezel (2).
  2. Remove the power door lock switch, if equipped.
  3. Door Window Switch Replacement

    Removal Procedure


      Object Number: 445066  Size: SH

      Caution: Unless directed otherwise, the ignition and start switch must be in the OFF or LOCK position, and all electrical loads must be OFF before servicing any electrical component. Disconnect the negative battery cable to prevent an electrical spark should a tool or equipment come in contact with an exposed electrical terminal. Failure to follow these precautions may result in personal injury and/or damage to the vehicle or its components.

    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    2. Remove the door power window switch (3) from the door by prying at the top of the switch with a flat bladed tool.
    3. Disconnect the electrical connector (2) from the power door window switch.
    4. Remove the bezel (1) from the power door window switch (3) by prying out the retainers (4) with the flat bladed tool.
    5. Accessory Switch Panel Replacement

      Removal Procedure


        Object Number: 445075  Size: SH

        Caution: Unless directed otherwise, the ignition and start switch must be in the OFF or LOCK position, and all electrical loads must be OFF before servicing any electrical component. Disconnect the negative battery cable to prevent an electrical spark should a tool or equipment come in contact with an exposed electrical terminal. Failure to follow these precautions may result in personal injury and/or damage to the vehicle or its components.

      1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
      2. Remove the power accessory window switch panel (3) from the door (5) by prying the front of the switch with a flat bladed tool.
      3. Disconnect the electrical connectors (4) from the switch (3).

      4. Door Trim Panel Replacement

        Removal Procedure


          Object Number: 445132  Size: SH

        1. Remove the front door trim panel insert, front door only.
        2. Remove the door handle bezel. Refer to Door Handle Bezel Replacement .
        3. Remove the window regulator handle, if equipped. Remove the power window switch, if equipped.
        4. Remove the door handle plug (3), pry off with a flat bladed tool.
        5. Remove the door trim handle screws (2).
        6. Remove the door trim panel (1) from the retainers (4). Start at the bottom rear corner and gently pry outward.
        7. Remove the door trim panel (1) from the vehicle.

Installation Procedure


    Object Number: 445132  Size: SH

  1. Install the door trim panel (1) to the vehicle.

    Notice: Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.

  2. Install the door trim handle screws (2).

    Tighten
    Tighten the screws to 10 N·m (89 lb in).

  3. Install the door handle plug (3). Ensure that the unit is retained.
  4. Install the power window regulator handle, if equipped.
  5. Install the power window switch, if equipped.
  6. Install the door handle bezel. .
  7. Install the front door trim panel insert.

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