Having problems with your 2001 Cadillac DeVille ?

Rear window fell down and won't go back up. Need instructions on how to remove panel. Car is a Cadillac Deville 2003.

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 25-05-2020

Answers :

The procedure to remove front \015\012Door panel is as follows:----

To remove the front door panel, remove the plastic surround from the inside door\015\012handle. It contains the seat switches and door lock switch. It is held in place\015\012by four pressure clips, so you should be able to pull straight out. Remove the\015\012wires to the switches. Next remove the window switches by inserting a small,\015\012flat screwdriver under the forward end by the window lockout switch. Carefully\015\012pry upward. Remove the wires if you want to make removing the panel easier.
The triangular panel on the inside of the rearview mirror will need to be carefully pulled inward but NOT REMOVED. You\015\012might be able to do this with just your hand. Remove the white/red\015\012marker/courtesy light at the back side of the door panel. A small flat screw\015\012driver at the back side should release it. Remove the wire. There are two\015\012Phillips screws that need to be removed. One is in the opening where the\015\012window switch panel was, the other is behind where the red/white light was.\015\012After those two are removed, grasp the door pull handle and pull STRAIGHT UP.\015\012Don't try to pull inward.

To remove the rear door\015\012panel, follow these instructions: ---

Behind the door handle is a trim bezel.
\015\012Remove and remove Phillips screw behind it.
\015\012Door lock button has a trap door that lifts out\015\012then the button pulls off.
\015\012Behind that is a torx screw that holds the lock\015\012trim to the door, remove.
\015\012Next are the push type clips that hold the edges\015\012of the panel to the door.
\015\012These must be pried away from the door all the way\015\012around the panel.
After pulling the bottom of\015\012the panel away from the door stand up and firmly grab the door armrest/handle.
\015\012In a jerking motion, pull up and out on the door\015\012panel. there will be a large electrical connection to release behind the panel.

There is the big black plastic panel in the way that covers the\015\012whole interior of the door. The panel has about 10 white plastic fasteners that\015\012are on really tight and they are intended to attach the panel for the life of\015\012the car. Note that there are also\015\0122 rectangular white plastic things on the plastic panel with torx screws.\015\012Remove that thing at the top of the door that goes against the window to get a\015\012better look at the window mechanism. You will see the pulley and the\015\012cord that is supposed to pull the window up. The white retainers\015\012have a center "button" that needs to be pushed in, then the retainer\015\012can be pried out.
\015\012Also the 2 torx screws need to be removed from the\015\012white clips in the center.You need to\015\012unplug the driver's door module also to completely remove the inner black\015\012panel.
\015\012Once you access the regulator there are 2 10mm\015\012nuts that attach the glass. Loosen them and push the window all the way up and\015\012secure it.
\015\012Next you unplug the window motor.
\015\012Last there are 4 10mm nuts/bolts that hold the\015\012regulator to the inner door skin.


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Hi, check for hidden screws (such as behind inside door trim and in the arm rest) make sure all of the screws are out (you should have 6+ when you are done) then a flathead screwdriver can be inserted between the door panel and the door and wedged off of the door. (make sure that the power lock/window switches are disconnected to prevent damage to the units) the clips that hold the door to the panel are gm plastic and will come off with a little force and a few pops. when you are ready to replace the panel align the plastic screws with the holes and pop back in.
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