First, remove the "sail panel". The sail panel is the small triangle shaped thing located toward the front of the door (towards the front end). To remove this, pry the top off first. The top is held by a clip that pulls straight out, but it can be tough and the plastic holding the clip may break. The bottom of the sail panel is held by two small clips. Push the ends together to release these clips. Next, remove the torx bolt behind the door handle. Then pry the front of this piece out, then slide this piece toward the front to detach. Next, pry off the small cover behind the fixed door handle. Remove the two bolts behind this cover. Finally, pry off the door panel itself. Start with the bottom corner and work arount the bottom and the sides. Then pull the panel up to remove it completely from the door.
I suggest that the sail panel is located next to the window just above the upholstered part of the door panel and it comes off easier if you gently pry the side next to the window.
Also I found the using two putty knives worked well as prys starting from the rear lower corner of the door and then using your fingers as you work across the bottom and then up the sides to gently pull the panel away from the door.
Otherwise the above answer is excellent.
what steps are required to remove the inside door panel on a 1997 Chevy Malibu.
If there is an access panel, yes. If not you will have to remove the tank.
the power train control module is under dash by steering wheel on drivers side,remove insulation panel from beneath the instrument panel on drivers side!!
You will need to remove the door panel and see if the motor and/or the regulator is bad.
how do you take the dash board outon a 2006 chev Malibu
Remove the door bezel.Remove the window switch.Remove the door pull trim bezel.Remove the 2 7MM bolts behind the door pull trim bezel.Using a door panel tool, you should be able to remove the plastic clips behind the door panel.
Remove the 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier inside door panel. The mayor assembly will be visible. Remove the retaining bolts and wiring harness. Reverse the process to install the new mirror.
The 2005 Chevrolet Malibu OBD 2 port is under driver side next to kick panel
Here's a great how to video that will show you how to properly remove the door panel on your 2005 Chevy Malibu. A link has been included below.
Using a screw driver, remove the screws and the clips in the panel of the door and remove the panel gently. Remove any wiring connectors between the panel and the door, then remove the panel the rest of the way.
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I would look under the dash, drivers side, tucked up and under, might have to remove a panel door, once you see it you'll know. jr