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Need info on how to remove driver side door panel. I'm trying to install a new electric window assembly on a 02 Dodge Caravan Thank You Dave

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 17-09-2018

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I can give you generic info on how door panels are fastened and removed. I hope this helps. The outer perimeter of the panel is held in place on the sides and bottom by push-in fasteners that match holes in the door frame. These fasteners have button heads that attach to the back side of the panel, and the have ribbed shafts which are pushed in to the door frame holes. There are screws and/or bolts that secure the door arm rest and door handle molding to the frame. In some designs the screw head are concealed by small buttons, or by a piece of molding plate that pops out.
\015\012First step is to locate and remove all these screws. Next step is to place a screw driver at the edge of the door panel, between the panel and door frame and pry the panel away from the frame. There is a trim tool that is made for this task (relatively inexpensive) that you can purchase at the local auto parts store. The sides and bottom of the panel are popped away from the frame. After sides and bottom are loose, the top is released by pushing up to release the upper window molding from the frame. Be careful of wiring on the back side of the panel (electric windows, locks, etc.) Unplug all electric before you remove the panel totally.
\015\012Those nylon fasteners tend to break when the panel is removed, but they are replaceable (again, at your auto store). Just take one with you to match it up.
\015\012I hope this helps you!
Chevyburb has goog advice on how to remove the door panels but to add to his advice I have found over the years that using a plain screwdriver to pry open the door panels can poke holes in the door panels. You might want to try using something a little wider such as a wonder bar. It is thin and it is also wide. It worked great on my wife's Caravan plus since it was wider against all the surfaces it was less likely to mar those surfaces up.
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