Need to get inside that door?  Here's how!

I'm removing the driver's door panel in this writeup.  As always with these panels, there is a probability that you will break some of the plastic fasteners.  If you've bought these in the past, you will discover that DC thinks these are made of gold....

There are 3 screws holding the door panel on along with the plastic fasteners.

One screw at the mirror (pop the cover)

Back out the phillips screw...

Another in the door pull (phillips):

And one behind the door handle (of course this one is a T25 Torx...)

I've found that it is easiest to get the panel started in the lower front area.  You need to use some good force if these haven't been off before.

Work your way along the bottom toward the rear of the door and then up the latch side.

As you pull the panel off, hold on to it.  It is still held on with two actuator rods for the operation of the door handle and the door lock as well as two wiring connectors.

Pivot the yellow keepers at the end of the rods toward the door to free the clip, then lift the rods out.  Unhook the large wiring connector by releasing the trigger and pulling it straight out.

Also separate the wiring connector at the power mirror in the same fashion.

Here's what you are left with:

From here you can remove the speaker, or replace the door check, or even the lock actuator.  See the other writeups for additional information.

Replace the door panel in the reverse order of this writeup

Gallery: Door Panel Removal

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