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How do you take a door panel off a 1999 Chevy Suburban to replace an inner door handle?

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2011-09-12 22:18:25

1. Remove the door handle bezel with a very small flat head

screwdriver. There are 3 or 4 retaining clips around the inside

that hold it on.

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To get the door handle bezel off look for three clips, top,

bottom and back. Pry out gently on outside of bezel, then insert a

flat head screwdriver between the handle assembly and the bezel on

the inside of the bezel, with a flashlight you scan see the clip.

You have to push it down towards the handle. Keep something between

the bezel and panel when you get 1 to pop out (Like another

screwdriver) Then move to another and do the same, when you pop the

third in will pop out.

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2. Remove the two screws from the door pull/arm rest.

3. Remove the Power Accessory panel/speaker by prying gently on

the rear and then pulling it up and rearward. Carefully disengage

the clips for the wiring with a small flat head screw driver. The

Speaker connector twists to disconnect. You will also have to

remove the door light with a small screwdriver and remove the

single screw also before step #4.

4. Use a door retaining pin tool to pry the door panel off at

the clips (about 15 around the perimeter) and lift upward to


You will have to drill out the rivets that hold the original

handle. Use sheet metal screws in their place when installing the

new handle.

Reverse the procedure to reinstall.

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