Click any thumbnail to view fullsize, detailed image
• If you are removing the door panel for the purpose of repairing something inside the door itself, ensure that the window is rolled up.
• Remove the plastic trim piece adjacent to the exterior mirror by pulling it outwards away from the door. It is held in place by (2) metal clips that will release with moderate force. You may need to pry one side, then the other to work the piece off without breaking it or the clips.
• Remove the trim piece that mounts the window and door lock switches (also the mirror adjustment switch if working on the driver side and the vehicle is equipped with one). Start by prying the front and work down the side of the arm rest.
• Remove the electrical connectors for the door lock, window, and window adjustment switches (as applicable).
• Located beneath the trim piece removed in the previous step is a single screw securing a small metal bracket; remove it with a 7 mm socket.
• Locate the red interior light lens at the lower, rear portion of the door panel. Remove it by prying it with a flat head screwdriver at the small indentation on one side; it should pop out of the door panel with ease.
• Lift the entire door panel upwards, then gently tilt the top away from the door once it has cleared the door lock tab at the top of the panel.
• Reach between the door panel and the door and disconnect the light socket from the door panel by rotating it out of the the socket of the door panel.
• Lift the door panel upwards to completely remove the door.