How do you remove the door panel on a 1997 Toyota 4-Runner?
The thing that confuses everyone is the removing the door handle (where you grab to close the door when getting in) To remove simply pull upwards and it pops off, no screws. Inside will be two screws. There is one screw in the door opening handle. Then there are two chritmas tree fasteners that you simply push in on the center and then pull the whole thing out. Once you have all the screws and trees out, you need to twist the door opening handle so it can slide in behind the door panel. The rest of the door panel is held on by more trees behind the panel that simple need a little tug.
You might want to look at a splash guard removal first and then go from there. I know that on a 1997 4Runner you have to remove splash guard and other items just to get to the motor. I know that on the 1997 it does not go straight down. It goes down then makes a hard bend to the middle of the vehicle in the firewall. There is no access from the inside of…
Behind the drivers side kick panel where the fuses are located, using a 10mm socket and a philips head scrwe driver, remove the lower portion of the dash. When you removed the lower dash portion the fuel pump relay is located to the right of the fuse panel. You have to remove the panel (3 screws) to get to the relay tho.
The 4Runner doesn't have struts; it has coil-over shocks in front. After removing the old shocks a spring compressor is required to remove the springs and install them on the new shocks. Take it to a front end shop that has the proper compressor and tools; it's very dangerous if you don't have good equipment and experience. The rear shocks are easy to replace by yourself.
You have to remove the door panel to disconnect wires (power mirrors). After that you have to remove the triangle panel which covers mirror nuts. After you removed the nuts carefully pull the mirror away. It's attached with a sticky tape, you might have to use some extra force. When you are done separating the mirror you can disconnect the cable and remove the mirror by pulling it away.
If you are still trying to find out how to remove inside door panel for '96 Toyota The steps are as follows: 1. Remove window crank (it has a kind of 'bent wire' c-clamp, which holds it onto the window crank shaft). 2. Pry upwards the top plastic cover to the arm rest (this is a plastic coated foam rubber piece, on which you rest your arm). 3. Remover the two now visible screws which…