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Old 04-24-2013, 07:06 PM   #1
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Interior door handle removal

I know it was posted before, but I couldn't find it using search. I'm trying to remove the interior door handle trim - Anybody with a how-to or an old thread?
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You should just be able to pry up on it. Just be careful not to damage anything when you do that though. Here is a PDF file that shows you how to disassemble the entire door.

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Old 04-25-2013, 07:23 AM   #3
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Thanks. Looks like the inside panel needs to be pryed out to show the bolt. I wasn't aware of that and didn't want to break anything.
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:45 AM   #4
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Does anyone have any other information on how to remove this? I took the bolt off like the PDF said and now I'm just stuck. It doesn't budge any.
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There are three screws around the edges of the panel and 4 torx bolts in the panel itself.

To remove the door-pull and access the lower torx bolts, start at the top and pry it outward with a firm motion, but do not force it off.

Once all six pieces of hardware have been removed, make sure the power window panel has been unplugged and removed, remove the mirror base cover and unplug the power mirrors.

When there's nothing left holding the door in place, pull firmly outward on the bottom of the panel until you hear the tabs release with a pop. Work your way up the sides and lift the panel gently to remove it from the window trim. You will then need to release the cable on the door handle and unplug the power lock.

Edit: If I get a chance, I'll make a video showing how to remove the door panel. I've done it so many times now its almost second nature to me.
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So I have to take off the entire door panel to get that door handle off? The one I want off is the top circled one in your picture.
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that piece that houses the door handle also houses the electronic locks so yes, you will need to remove the door panel to unplug the lock and remove the bezel.
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