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How do you remove the front Door panel?


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#1 theDirtyRue

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Posted 16 December 2004 - 08:08 PM

Title pretty much says it. I want to remove it from my 93 legacy wagon. I want to try and pop the door back out a bitfrom teh indside.

B/c of my wreck, the door is crammed in and barely operable. I'm thinking if I can bend it back out a bit, It'll help usability and reduce wind noise and help with gas mileage on my road tip tomorrow.

I've tried before, but was unsucessful. Are there any bolts I need to remove. I tihnk when I tried before I just popped all teh tabs out and tried that way. I was only trying to figure it for when I was going to replace the speakers, but since I didn't have them ready to replace at the time, I didn't bother with them.


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Posted 16 December 2004 - 08:16 PM

If my memory serves me correctly there are 3 scres in the arm rest on the door that holds it snug to the door and the rest are the push tabs. There is a tool you can buy so that you do not mess up the rivits but I use an old pair of cheap wire crimper (the kind you find at wally world with 300 connectors) wraped in electric tape. I just open the jaws, slide it around the rivit, give the handle a small squeeze and pull or push forward. Works everytime.

Hope this helps.

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Posted 16 December 2004 - 08:48 PM

Okay, I found the screws you were talking about(only two though, just fyi), but now I seem to be hung up on the door handle. Do I need to take this off too or just pull harder? If I need to take it off, how do I do that?

Thanks, been a big help for me!

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Posted 16 December 2004 - 09:12 PM

Once you remove the screw and pop the rivits loose you simply pull up on the panel so that you clear it of the window ledge. Once this is done you can take pliers and remove the rods going to the lock and handle. There will be little colored colars on the rods at the lock and handle, you simply give them a push off the rod and the rod will slide out. You'll see it and figure it out. I have faith in you.

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Posted 16 December 2004 - 10:50 PM

Thanks,

Actually what was holding me up was the trim peice around the lever to open the door. Once I popped that off, I was able to get the panel off.


Now after a little hammer work you can open and close the door pretty easily. It still looks like garbage but its operational!


Thanks again,




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