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How to remove the interior door panels on a 1993 Corvette.

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How to remove the interior door panels on a 1993 Corvette.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  ase_master327 replied 8 years ago.
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Since I really don't know where you are in the process, the best way I know to help is to just show you what I have on it... There are going to be plastic clips that also hold the door panel to the door, its okay to pry them out, and sometimes they break.. but thats the way it goes.. you can get a pcckage of them at the auto parts store for less then $3.00, easily. . Anyways, thy just push in, and pull out.. when they break, they pull out of the door panel. Sometimes you can... and sometimes you can't reuse them.

Here are the instructions, if you don't have them, though.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the accessory/inside handle bezel, as follows:
  3. Remove the courtesy lamp from the bezel by gently prying down on the top edge, about 1/2 in. (13mm) inboard of the corners and rotating the lamp downward and out.
    1. Remove the remote control lock knob from the rod by carefully prying it outward.
    2. If removing the right door panel, remove the armrest filler panel by unfastening the screws retaining the armrest filler.
    3. Remove the bezel screws. The right and left side bezels may have different numbers of screws.
    4. Pull the inside handle outward, then reposition the bezel.
    5. Detach the courtesy lamp harness from the wiring harness connector.
    6. Unplug the electrical connector from the door lock switch.
    7. Remove the bezel.

Here is the inside door handle part, and what has to be removed from there..

  1. If removing the left door panel, remove the armrest filler panel, as follows:
    1. Unfasten the screws from the armrest filler pull cup.
    2. Remove the armrest filler by raising the rear edge and pulling towards the rear to clear the armrest filler clip on the forward edge.
    3. Unplug the wiring harness connectors for the side window switch and outside rearview mirror switch.

  2. If removing the right side door panel, you must remove the window switch for access to the trim panel mounting retainer. Carefully pry the switch away from the trim panel, then detach the electrical connector.
  1. Unfasten the door trim panel retaining bolts and screws.

...And here is the rest of the door panel:

  1. Detach the rear hatch lid release switch electrical connector by pulling the bottom edge of the trim panel out, then reaching between the panel and the door to disconnect it.
  2. Remove the door trim panel by pulling the panel out at the bottom, then up out of the door alignment slots.
  3. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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