Best Answer

Following is the procedure for removing the (driver's) door panel on a 1997 Aurora. It is likely to be the same for the passenger front door, and for other model years of the first-generation Aurora.


a) metric wrenches, sockets or nut drivers (or, as last resort, a small adjustable wrench).

b) medium size Phillips screwdriver. (Also, if you are planning further adventures in the door, like fixing or adjusting the latch, you will need Torx screwdrivers (also known as T-head screwdrivers) of the right size (which I don't know off the top of my head), available at many auto parts and hardware stores. Torx bolts are unfortunately becoming more common on cars.

c) two tiny flat-blade screwdrivers for prying purposes.


a) with one of your tiny screwdrivers, pry up the small round plastic cover behind the inside door-pull handle.

b) with your Phillips screwdriver, loosen and remove the bolt under the cover that attaches the panel to the door.

c) gently pry loose the rounded plastic piece under the pull-handle and remove (it wiggles out).

d) with your wrench, remove the two small metric bolts at the bottom of the door panel.

e) gently lift the door panel UP and out. At this point, three or four wire harnesses will remain connected to the panel from behind. Either disconnect them (hint: use your small screwdrivers to gently release the appropriate clips on the plastic connectors. Try not to break the clips, but if you do, it's no big deal (I broke one) ) or support the door panel so that it's NOT hanging by the wires, since that can lead to bad or intermittent connections that will drive you crazy.

Installation is the reverse of removal (I love that phrase ... so convenient). Start by inserting the two larger bottom "hooks" on the inside of the door panel, then move up the panel fitting the smaller hooks, then push down on the panel to seat the hooks. You may have to adjust the location of the wires and connectors, which are supposed to attach to hoop and look fittings on the panel so it fits properly.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2010-05-05 15:50:29
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides
See all Study Guides
Create a Study Guide

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: How do you remove and replace the door panel on your 97 olsmobile aurora?
Write your answer...
Related questions

How do you replace speakers in a 1999 Chevy pick-up?

Remove door panel, remove 4 screws, remove speaker, put new speaker in, replace screws, replace door panel. Done.

How do you change the window regulator on an Oldsmobile aurora?

Start by disconnecting the negative battery cable, battery is under the rear seat. then remove all fasteners to the door panel,the panel slides up. Remove the plastic protector and remove the bolts that hold the regulator/motor then replace and reverse the order to install.

How do you replace the dash speakers in a 1998 Chrysler Cirrus?

Remove center stack bezel (radio, heater control), remove screws from instrument trim panel at ctr stack and remove instrument trim panel, remove dash top panel, replace speakers.

Can you remove the inside driver side door panel to replace the window on a 1997 Saturn SW2?

No. To remove the widow its easiest to remove the outside panel

How do you replace a passenger side power mirror assembly on a 1995 S10 blazer. If you have to remove the door panel how do you do that?

how to remove the door panel of a 1995 s10

How do you replace Side mirror on a 1998 sls cadillac?

remove the door panel screws and pull up on the door panel to correctly remove it. then remove the 3 bolts on the upper corner and unplug and replace

How do you remove the instrument panel on a 1988 ford ranger xlt to replace panel lights?

with a hammer

How do you replace door panel courtesy bulbs on 1995 Buick riviera?

Remove the door panel.

How do you remove the driver side door panel of a 1999 Beetle to replace door lock?

How do you remove the driver side door panel of a 1998 VW Beetle to replace the door handle cable?

How do you change all rear light bulbs in a 2002 impala?

for backup light6s open trunk, on ltrunk lid there are about8 plastic wing nuts holding panel in remove them and panel twist bulb retainer out replace bulbs replace retainer and panel,, for backup light6s open trunk, on ltrunk lid there are about8 plastic wing nuts holding panel in remove them and panel twist bulb retainer out replace bulbs replace retainer and panel,,

How do you replace a miata license plate panel?

Open trunk, remove matting closest to panel, take out bolts, panel off.

Do you have to remove the door panel to replace awindow switch on a 2000 doge caravan?

To replace the switch, no you don't have to remove the door panel. There should be 2 screws holding it in, both right on the switch mount.

How do you remove an explorer back side door panel to see why window will not hold up?

You must remove door panel and replace window regulator.

How do you replace the drivers side mirror on a 2003 GMC Envoy?

To replace the driver's side mirror on the 2003 GMC Envoy, first remove the interior door panel. Then, remove the mirror connection cover inside the panel as well. Unscrew the screws holding the mirror to the door. Remove the wiring and replace the mirror with a new mirror. Replace the screws and place the door panel back onto the door.

How do you remove passenger door panel on 2001 grand marquis to replace door lock?

Type your answer here... how do you remove passenger door panel on 2001 mercury marquis to replace door lock.,

How do you remove passenger door lock cylinder to replace the power door lock?

First remove your door panel and interior lock module modular with T30 screwdriver. Then proceed to remove the window mechanism and your interior panel. A T20 screwdriver to remove the interior panel and lock module from the inside of door. Disconnect your control module and replace with a new.

How do you remove the headlight switch on 2008 f-250 ford?

Remove the knobs, remove the dash panel, and replace the switch.

How do you replace the subwoofer on a 2004 Honda Pilot?

how to remove the right rear panel for sub woofer remove

How do you remove and replace the heater core on 1987 nissan300zx with air?

To remove and replace the heater core on the 1987 Nissan 300ZX with air, begin by removing the dashboard totally. This means the radio panel and the instrument cluster. Remove all air ducts and access the heater core. Remove the bolts holding the core and replace it with a new core. Then replace the dashboard and instrument panel.

How do you replace power door lock motor on a 1996 dodge ram?

Disconnect the battery. Remove the door panel. unbolt the door lock motor, and remove the wiring plug. Replace the motor and put the panel back on.

How do you replace the electric window regulator in a 1999 Camry?

The panel where the regulator is detachable. You will be able to remove it very easily. When you remove the panel you will see the way how the regulator can be replaced.

How do you replace the front speakers on a 1992 Buick road master?

Front speakers are in the door. remove screws on the door panel, then remove the panel and you'll see the speaker

how to remove and replace the fuel pump located on a 2000 Honda accord?

There is an access panel in the car just above the fuel pump. Remove that panel and you can access the pump.

How do you replace 1995 Toyota Celica power window regulator?

remove back seat, remove screws bottom and top of panel, remove panel. remove 3 bolts and motor arm, window and regulator will pull out.

How do you replace the door speakers on a 2004 Acura TL?

you have to remove the door panel