PaulSp
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Delivery Date: 06 Dec 2018

How to remove door panels?

Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:13 am

Hi guys,

So i have a noticeable dent across my driver side door and the rear passenger door as wel. I want to try and knock the dent out from the inside of the door, but to do that i need to remove the panel.
Before i mess things up, has anyone done this before and want the share their knowledge?


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lashlee
Posts: 33
Joined: Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:55 pm
Delivery Date: 02 Jul 2018
Leaf Number: 306063

Re: How to remove door panels?

Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:50 am

Start by pulling the trim panel from behind the door handle and remove the screw. Remove the trim from around the window switches (starting at the back and sliding back since there is a sideways tab) and remove the screw from just ahead of the door pull. Once you've got those two screws removed its a simple tug on the door panel and remove it. Once the panel is down you'll have to unsnap the lock and door handle cables loose from the mounts.

Danny3N
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Delivery Date: 01 Jan 1990

Re: How to remove door panels?

Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:08 am

If the lock sticks out of the top of the inner panel, remove it--usually by unscrewing it. Locate the inside door lever that opens the door. Look underneath the armrest. Remove the window crank


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SageBrush
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Location: Colorado

Re: How to remove door panels?

Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:00 am

Youtube is invaluable for these types of tasks. If you cannot find a video of the LEAF, look for Nissan sub-compacts. There would not have been any reason for Nissan to re-invent the wheel.

Second, if you have not done so, invest in a trim removal kit.
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PaulSp
Posts: 18
Joined: Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:52 pm
Delivery Date: 06 Dec 2018

Re: How to remove door panels?

Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:57 pm

Thanks! That would help alot.

I have a trim removal kit as well as spare pins might some snap off during removal.

However had a little paint trading yesterday, exactly over the old damaged areas. So it wasnt my fault so that guys insurance is going to pay the fix. Unless i could save a significant buck doing the repair myself.

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