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Dodge Caravan: . I need to know how to remove the driver

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Hi. I need to know how to remove the driver side rear quarter panel off a 2000 caravan
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Eric replied 2 years ago.
HI,
I am sorry that you have not been helped yet. I just came online and saw your question
2000 Dodge or Ram Truck Caravan FWD V6-3.0L VIN 3
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LEFT QUARTER TRIM PANEL
REMOVAL
CAUTION: Disconnect the negative cable clamp from battery post. Damage to accessory feed circuit can result.
1. Remove first row seat.
2. Remove second row seat, if equipped.
3. Remove front door sill plate on three door vehicle.
4. Remove sliding door sill plate on four door vehicle.
5. Remove left quarter trim bolster.
6. Remove upper left B-pillar trim on three door vehicle.
7. Remove C-pillar trim panel.
8. Remove left D-pillar trim panel.
9. Remove first row seat belt anchor.
10. Remove second row seat belt anchor on long wheel base vehicle.
11. Remove left front seat belt opening bezel from quarter trim on three door vehicle.
12. Remove screws attaching quarter trim to quarter panel in B-pillar area on three door vehicle.
13. Remove screws attaching quarter trim to quarter panel from bolster area.
14. Remove screws attaching rear edge of quarter trim to attaching bracket or inner quarter trim panel.
15. Remove screws attaching top of trim panel to inner sheet metal between B-pillar and C-pillar on three door vehicle.
16. Disconnect wire connector from accessory power outlet, if equipped.
17. Remove quarter trim from quarter panel.
18. Pass front seat belt and turning loop through slot in quarter trim panel on three door vehicle.
19. Pass first row seat belt through slot in quarter trim panel.
20. Pass second row seat belt, if equipped, through' slot in quarter trim panel on long wheel base vehicle.
21. Remove quarter trim panel from vehicle.
INSTALLATION
1. Position quarter trim panel on vehicle.
2. Pass second row seat belt, if equipped, through slot in quarter trim panel on long wheel base vehicle.
3. Pass first row seat belt through slot in quarter trim panel.
4. Pass front seat belt through slot in quarter trim panel on three door vehicle.
5. Connect wire connector into accessory power outlet, if equipped.
6. Align locating pins on backside of trim panel to mating holes in inner panels.
7. Position quarter trim panel on inner quarter panel.
8. Install screws attaching top of trim panel to inner sheet metal between B-pillar and C-pillar on three door vehicle.
9. Install screws attaching rear edge of quarter trim to attaching bracket or inner quarter panel.
10. Install screws attaching quarter trim to inner quarter panel in bolster area.
11. Install screws attaching quarter trim to inner quarter panel in B-pillar area on three door vehicle.
12. Install left front seat belt opening bezel into quarter trim on three door vehicle.
13. Install second row seat belts anchor on long wheel base vehicle. Tighten all seat belt bolts to 39 N.m (28 in.lbs.) torque.
14. Install first row seat belt anchor.
15. Install left D-pillar trim panel.
16. Install C-pillar trim panel.
17. Install upper left B-pillar trim on three door vehicle.
18. Install left quarter trim bolster.
19. Install front door sill plate on three door vehicle.
20. Install sliding door sill plate on four door vehicle.
21. Install second row seat, if equipped.
22. Install first row seat.
23. Connect the battery negative cable.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi Eric,So these instructions will help me remove this panel with arrow? See attached.
Expert:  Eric replied 2 years ago.
HI,
I am sorry. I mis-read it. I was thinking the inside 1/4 panel trim panel.
I dont have directions for the exterior 1/4 panel. I will opt out and see if another expert has this information
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi Eric,Ok, thanks - Sorry, I may not have been clear that it was the exterior quarter panel. I apologize. Thank you for the time you gave thus far.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi Eric,Sorry to bother you but are you sure my question went back into the pool? I haven't had a response at all from anyone. Thanks.
Expert:  Eric replied 2 years ago.
HI,
It did, but I dont think that there are many experts that specialize in body work. I do some, but not much in unibodies like your vehicle