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Door Panels and Handles

Door panels and handles are part of the car’s door. Door panels hide the window mechanism, while the handles are grips to aid the passenger in closing or opening the car.

Asked in Auto Parts and Repairs, Chevy Celebrity, Door Panels and Handles, Locks and Latches

How do you fix a car door lock that doesn't open from the outside?

Door locks Remove the inside door panel ( it's not as difficult as you may think) examine the lock and find the rods that connect the key part of the lock to the lock mechanism ( called the linkage) the linkage is usually connected by nylon or plastic clips. if nylon, just pop the clip back into place and you're done. If plastic or if the nylon clip is worn you will have to get a replacement from your dealer. they are...
Asked in Volvo V70, Door Panels and Handles, Classic 1964-1978 Ford Mustangs, DIY Projects

How do you open a jammed car door?

Remove the interior door panel. You will see a metal rod connecting your interior and exterior door handles. Most of the time the rod comes loose from one or the other. Reconnect the rod. There's not much space so you might need a pair of needlenose pliers. If that doesn't work, there is a trip lever toward the rear of the door. The lever can be stubborn but it will open the door. Any vehicle service center should be able to...
Asked in Cars & Vehicles, Door Panels and Handles, Locks and Latches

How do you open your car door when it's frozen shut?

Pour warm water were it shuts. Also, if can reach the car with an extension cord you can use a hair dryer. ...
Asked in Home & Garden, Door Panels and Handles, Building and Carpentry

Labor cost to install interior six panel doors?

Just had seven doors and their frames replaced. The doors cost about $100 apiece for a solid door. Labor was upwards of $200 apiece. ...
Asked in Ford Explorer, Door Panels and Handles, Locks and Latches

How would you go about opening a jammed car door?

If all obvious attempts fail, try the following: Hit door panel with your hand, just below the outside door handle. As hard as you can. Use a foam pad to avoid damage to the door, (and your hand). It has been known to work! It worked on my car!! GSB UK remove the interior door panel. you will see a metal rod connecting your interior and exterior door handles. most of the time the rod comes loose from one or the other. reconnect the rod. theres not...
Asked in Door Panels and Handles

How do you repair a broken door frame?

Take it out and buy a new one. This is easier since you don't have to take the time to fix it. ...
Asked in Chrysler Town and Country, Door Panels and Handles, Countries, States, and Cities

How can the automatic locks on 2005 Chrysler Town and Country be fixed?

body control module needs to be reprogramed with new udated software. i think you have to go to a dealership It is possible that the body controller (which handles the locks) has "lost its mind." You can reset it by removing its power for a couple minutes. This can be accomplished by either 1) disconnecting the battery (may reset some other settings of your vehicle) OR 2) pulling the IOD fuse in the fuse box under the hood (called the Integrated Power...
Asked in Door Panels and Handles, Grand Am GT, Grand Am SE

How do you remove the door panel of a 1992 Pontiac Grand Am SE 4-cylinder automatic? This should cover it. The tool is about $10. I picked one up at acme auto. It may not be exactly like this but pretty close. I'm still trying to pry off the door panel so im going to get back to it. Later- James +There are some screws that need to be removed-there are 4 screws on the bottom of the door panel, holding the bottom to the door. -there are 2 screws on the top right, on a...
Asked in Pontiac Grand Am, Door Panels and Handles, Grand Am SE

How do you remove the interior door panel on a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am?

Okay, I currently have a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT1. I went to go replace my stock speakers and found it quite difficult. Here is how I removed the door panel and got access to the speaker holster: (I SUGGEST DOING IT FIRST ON THE PASSENGER SIDE WHERE THERE ARE LESS WIRES AND COMPONENTS) 1) Take off the tweeter (triangular thing). It is simply clipped on and will come off relatively easily. Pinch inward and pull out. 2) Then proceed to roll down...
Asked in Oldsmobile, Door Panels and Handles, Ford Expedition XLT, DIY Projects

How do you remove the rear driver's inside door panel on a 1994 Oldsmobile Royal 88?

You need a special tool to get the window crank off then take out all of the screws you can find {In each corner etc}. Then you need a "J" shaped tool with a "V" in the end to pull out the nylon retainers that are all around the outside of the trim pannel. They hang in there pretty good so you need a good puller to get them out. Both tools are available at good parts stores and you...
Asked in Toyota Camry, Door Panels and Handles, Ford Expedition XLT

How do you remove the inside door panel of a 1994 Toyota Camry to fix a window that will not go up?

It really isn't as easy as it sounds. First remove all of the screws you can find. Then there are retainers all of the way around the panel. Be careful as there are very sharp edges inside the door. The motor or wiring is probably at fault and you have to know what you are doing to get it out. Goodluck, Joe this answer is incomplete... the inside door handle trim is difficult to remove and there are no visible screws...
Asked in Chevy Suburban, Door Panels and Handles, Interior Design, Personal Safety and Security

What is a Lever latch door handle?

It is a Lever handle (long instead of a knob) that has not a lock.
Asked in Dodge Caravan, Door Panels and Handles, Ford Ranger XL

How can you fix a car door on a 1993 Dodge Caravan that will not shut?

On many vans/cars I have seen the latch on the door itself sometimes get tumbled into the shut position on accident. In most cases all you need is a screw driver to put into the latch hole on the door itself while pulling on the door handle simply flip the latch back open. If this is not the case please clarify your question. The door jam has a male stiker the door latch is female or should be open to allow the...
Asked in Hyundai Accent, Door Panels and Handles, Ford Expedition XLT

How do you take the door panel off of a 1999 Hyundai Accent?

Regarding removal of the Accent door panel: After removal of the four obvious Phillips screws securing the door panel to the door (located two at the bottom and two at the front just below the adjustment for the side mirror), remove the window crank handle ( in this case the "C" clip is located BETWEEN the handle and the spacer and usually oriented so the clip opening is in line with the knob), remove the screw securing the interior door handlde,...
Asked in Saturn (car), Chevy Silverado, Door Panels and Handles, Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer

How do you remove an inside door panel to replace speakers in a 1995 Saturn?

Using a small screwdriver carefully pry speaker grill off to gain access. No need to remove whole door panel The speaker grill is an integral part of the door panel itself - it cannot be simply removed with a screwdriver, as suggested. It's all one molded piece. Well, on a 97 Saturn (probably similar steps), you have to remove some screws (easy to spot). You then pull up on the panel along the edges to pop the plastic connectors out. Next, slide...
Asked in Steering and Suspension, Acura MDX, Oldsmobile Aurora, Door Panels and Handles

How do you relace or repair the little courtesy lights in the steering wheel on an Aurora?

this is not hard take a small screwdriver pop out the switch replace with a new one greg. ...
Asked in Door Panels and Handles

How do you replace a car door hinge pin?

First you need to get the right tools for the job and the right parts to fix the problem. There is a hinge pin in both the upper and lower hinges and four brass bushings and there is two different size bushings in each hinge and also two hinge pin retaining washers. As for the tools, you need a spring compressor, jack, hammer, punch. First, open the door all the way and put jack under door. I like to use a...
Asked in Door Panels and Handles, Ford F-150, 1995-2005 Chevy Cavaliers

How do you remove the interior door panel of a 1999 Chevy Cavalier?

Before anything, if you have power door locks and windows, desconnect the cable from the negative battery terminal. If your vehicle is equiped with theftlock system make sure that you know the activation code before disconnecting the battery. If you have pwr door, with a flat head screwdriver pry the power swicth out of the door trim and desconnect it. If you have manual windows, you must remove the window handle first. This can be done easily with a piece of cloth,...
Asked in Hyundai Elantra, Door Panels and Handles, Ford Expedition XLT

How do you remove a door panel and handle to repair the window in a '00 Hyundai Elantra?

I am in the same situation and yet do not know, but I did a first easy call to Hyundai service department, and they were very nice and told me some. I plan on calling them again or even going by their place. You should do the same. My 2000 elantra (rear power window) has ~6 screws: 1 -- in door latch pocket 1 -- in arm rest pocket under rubber gromet 2 -- in upper forward edge of door panel...
Asked in Chevy Astro, Chevy Cheyenne, Oldsmobile Alero, Door Panels and Handles

How do you replace the door handle on an 1999 Olds Alero?

youll need to take the door panel off, then unscrew the handle assembly and replace with a new handle ( junkyard?). screw that in then replace door panel. ...
Asked in Nissan, VW EuroVan, Door Panels and Handles, DIY Projects

How do you remove the door trim from a 1991 Nissan pintara?

Door Trim Removal To remove door trim on '91 model NISSAN PINTARA you have to unscrew the handle (two Philips head screws). next take off plastic surounding door release (it just clips on). then this part is tricky - you might need two flat blade screwdrivers to remove the W clip that holds the window winder handle (unless you have power windows)! after you remove the winder handle just carefully pull on the edges of the door trim to pull the clips off...
Asked in Door Panels and Handles, Ford Explorer XLT, Ford F-150

How do you get the door panel off a Ford F-150?

There is an already answered question that says "how to remove the Ford Expedition door panel", Search by Ford Expedition and you will find the answer you need. ...
Asked in Ford Contour, Ford Expedition, Door Panels and Handles, Ford Expedition XLT

How do you remove the inside driver's door panel from a 97 Ford Contour?

remove the screws that are around the side and bottom of panel. remove covers located by mirror and by the door hinge. remove the screws you found use a small bent screw driver and put it in the hole on the underside of the the close handle to push the cover off the handle. remove these two screws remove the screw behind the door open handle. pop off the cover that is over the mirror mechinism. now pull up on the panel and voila! ...
Asked in Dodge Avenger, Door Panels and Handles, Ford Escape XLS, Chevy Express

How do you change the drivers side door handle on a 1998 Dodge Avenger?

== == Go to the site and search for an article by Rodger Koppa on how to do this nasty little job. Did it on both my doors, be prepared to cuss a bit. After you install the new handles you can forestall future breakage by just popping the lkatch with the handle, and then using the edge of the door to swing the door open. Those dinky plastic handles just can't take the side torque with those heavy doors!...