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How do you remove the door panel on a 2000 dodge ram 1500 with electric windows?

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2011-09-13 06:21:17

I had a 1996 dodge 1500, and I'm thinking it would be the

same:

Take the screws out of the door for the pocket (above the door

handle...not really sure what its called but it should be two

Philips screws) and where the mirror control is (also a Philips

screw).

Now they make a special screw to take the door panel off, but if

you have a "y" looking screw driver that might be able to do the

job. I've been able to just gently pry mine off. You can usually

re-use the "screws", but if not you can pick up some spares at an

automotive store.

Starting at the bottom of the door, gently pry and work your

fingers under the panel. You will feel some resistance, but when it

comes off you'll hear a snap and then feel down some more and pull

again....I think there is about 4 on the bottom, 3 on the side

(towards the bed of the truck), 3 on the other side (by the front

of the truck) and then about 4 on the top by the window and your

door lock.

Now the door panel should be free of the door. If you can reach

your hand into that pocket you took off earlier, try to disconnect

the switch to the door locks. It's a tight fit. If not, try to

wiggle the door off the door handle and the door lock. If you can

get that off, you can disconnect the switch on the door lock and

window up/down switch. There will also be a switch for the mirror

controller. Go ahead and unplug that as well. Then you should be

able to pull the door panel off.


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