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Old 04-05-2009, 07:39 PM
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Default Removing interior door panel

hey guys, i'm trying to remove the interior door panel to get to the speaker. I have the panel away from the door, but the handle is in the way.

anyone know the trick to get the panel over the handle?

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Old 04-05-2009, 07:46 PM
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there should be a bolt behind the handle in the hole where the handle is. its hard to see but it pretty big once you find it. just unscrew it out and remove the handle
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Old 04-05-2009, 07:48 PM
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sweet, i'll give that a try......thanks!!
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Old 04-05-2009, 07:52 PM
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is it possible that there is 3 bolts?

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sweet, i'll give that a try......thanks!!
no problem. let me know how it goes. i just replaced my door speakers and i have to say, it was one of the easiest mods i have done. the door panels came out in like 2 minutes and the speakers went it in like 5 min because they didnt exactly fit in. the speaker adapters made everything also much easier, no cutting wires
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Old 04-05-2009, 07:53 PM
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i have an '04 model, btw
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i have an '04 model, btw
i dont think that should make much of a difference. just look for that bolt to remove the handle otherwise there is no way to remove the panel
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Old 04-05-2009, 08:03 PM
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theres screws along the bottom as well and i think theres one up by where the mirror is
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thanks guys.....i got the 3 screws at the bottom and the one at the top.....i think my handle has 3 bolts holding the door assembly.....
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thanks guys.....i got the 3 screws at the bottom and the one at the top.....i think my handle has 3 bolts holding the door assembly.....
well, you just need the remove the plastic handle. be careful not to remove the whole setup. maybe you should take a pic of it so we can get an idea
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Old 04-05-2009, 08:35 PM
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Yes, look for the bolt that just holds the handle to the assembly. Seems if you are looking at 3 bolts you are taking off more than you need to. Pic so we can confirm? I've taken my doors off and agree it's normally pretty easy.
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Old 04-05-2009, 08:48 PM
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it should come right off nothing to much holding it in place
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Its a torx bolt holding the handle on my QC 04. Its fun to get off because you have to hold the handle out a little bit to get the bit in there. Its right at the base of the handle.
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Yeah its way fun getting off... the clips are actually hooks... so once you get all the bolts and screws out just lift up and pull... and like the guy before me said, getting that handle back on is a pain!
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hey the door is off and ol' boy was right....i took off the entire handle assembly.....didn't see the one screw until i got the thing off....

thanks so much for all the help guys....this site is awesome....

now i have two other projects to tackle.....one, my a/c and heat will not blow....the air is cold and or hot depending on where the dial is set.....and the other is trying to decide if i should have the 6.1 cam installed.....I already have the part....just not sure if I should have it installed or not.....
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oh well, second time's the charm
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