Image 1/1: Keep in mind the door card has up to 3 wire bundles attached to it. Be careful when removing it! Be prepared to support it while dealing with the wires.
  • The door card is held securely in place with 5 screws.

  • Keep in mind the door card has up to 3 wire bundles attached to it. Be careful when removing it! Be prepared to support it while dealing with the wires.

To avoid the risk of an airbag light, disconnect the negative terminal from the battery before removing the door card.

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Image 1/2: Using the flat end of a spudger, remove the airbag emblem. The emblem has clips on the top and bottom -- work carefully. Image 2/2: Using the flat end of a spudger, remove the airbag emblem. The emblem has clips on the top and bottom -- work carefully.
  • Using a spudger, work off the cap of the first screw. The cap is tight; you may need a jimmy or metal spudger.

  • Using the flat end of a spudger, remove the airbag emblem. The emblem has clips on the top and bottom -- work carefully.

To remove the cap shown in the first photo, you can use the blunt end of the spudger or ever your finger and press on one side of the cap. Half of the inside of the cap is recessed, so the edge of it will pop up when pressed, allowing you to remove it with your fingers, and reduce the risk of scratching it.

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  • Using a T20 Torx driver with extension, remove all 5 bolts.

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  • If you're working on the driver side door, remove the mirror control module. Disconnect it from its wiring plug.

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Image 1/2: After you've released the bottom clips, work your way around. Image 2/2: You will need to lift the door card from the door frame in order to fully release it. Be careful!
  • Using a trim tool or similar, begin at the bottom of the door card and pop the card away from the door frame.

  • After you've released the bottom clips, work your way around.

  • You will need to lift the door card from the door frame in order to fully release it. Be careful!

Have some spare door card clips ready, as, due to age, they can break easily when removing the door card.

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  • Disconnect the following from the door panel:

    • Unlocking cable

    • Speaker cable(s)

  • Set the door panel aside.

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Image 1/1: You will see the airbag module, vapor barrier, and other components.
  • The door panel is now removed.

  • You will see the airbag module, vapor barrier, and other components.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your door, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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