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How To: 89-91 Interior Door Panel Removal; 1992-1994 simlar
Topic Started: Dec 28 2010, 08:09 PM (3,667 Views)
Jim-Bob
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This is to show how to remove the interior panel without damaging. I figured that I took all these pictures and might as well put them to good use. I hope this helps someone.

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Before we begin, please note the position of the window crank. This 45 degrees from horizontal position is what the factory specs it to be and it should be reinstalled in the same position.

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Here we see the position that the window crank removal tool needs to be in in order to dislodge the retaining clip. Note that it is between the window crank and the plastic washer that protects the door panel from wear.

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Next, you want to remove the two screws inside the holes in the door handle. They are covered by two caps that just pop out with a little prying.

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Now you need to remove the inside door handle. This is accomplished by removing the center screw and sliding it forward then out. Why forward? the handle is held in by slots in the door and needs to be slipped out. After that you need to unclip the lock rods by pivoting them off of the rods. ( Sorry about the quality of the pic)

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You may be wondering how the hell you get the door panel off the seatbelts. This is how. you first pop the panel loose around the bottom and then gently work out the separation point between the two pieces. They are not attached here to make disassembly easier. Not shown is the black top piece being removed. It should just come off with light persuasion as it is not held on by any fasteners.

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The bottom seat belt is a little harder than the top. You need to turn it upside down and gently work the tabs out of the panel to get it free.

There you have it! That's how you remove an interior door panel.

Edited by Jim-Bob, Dec 28 2010, 11:50 PM.
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Johnny Mullet
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Hi-Tech Redneck

Very good. I edited topic title to reflect year since they are different year to year.
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Bad Bent
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Facetious Educated Donkey

Great! ...and I bookmarked it for future reference for other members. :thumb
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Jim-Bob
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Johnny Mullet
Dec 28 2010, 08:58 PM
Very good. I edited topic title to reflect year since they are different year to year.
Ooops! I should have remembered that ( I have one of each). Thanks for the correction!
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gbobtunz
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Am I doing something wrong - I can't see the pictures?
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Bad Bent
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gbobtunz
Oct 19 2011, 10:33 PM
Am I doing something wrong - I can't see the pictures?
Sent you a PM.
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bogs
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Duct tape heals all wounds

Nice job on the write up, however if you don't have the cir-clip removal tool, you can also use any rag to remove the clip (picture 2).
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bingbill
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I didn't get the pics. will this work on a 92 2-door?
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Old Man


no pics
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dayle1960
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WHERE ARE THE PICS????
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snowfish
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Basic GearHead

No pics here either. :news
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kingthursday
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pics would be nice
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Shinrin
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http://geometroforum.com/topic/4544704/1/

Pretty much the same. Back door instead of front. The only difference is the seatbelt.
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dayle1960
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Fastest Hampster EVER

:popcorn :popcorn :popcorn :popcorn

:news :news :news :news

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Robisaurus
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Cherry popped 01/14/12

Would someone be willing to re-post with pics? I'm having really silly problems with my seatbelt and I want my door panel back! :banghead :bump
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