How to Take a Door Panel Off an Impreza

Written by greg blasso
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How to Take a Door Panel Off an Impreza
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The Impreza is among the line of all-wheel-drive vehicles made by Subaru. Its unique styling targets a wide demographic. Some owners may enjoy upgrading their car or completing do-it-yourself repairs. Having the knowledge to remove the door panel from your Impreza can come in handy.

Skill level:

Things you need

  • Flathead screwdriver
  • Phillips-head screwdriver

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  1. 1

    Open the door and roll the window all the way down.

  2. 2

    Ply off the mirror cover, which is held on by a suction cup system, using the flathead screwdriver.

  3. 3

    Remove the small screw cover located inside the lower door handle.

  4. 4

    Unscrew the exposed screw with a Phillips-head screwdriver.

  5. 5

    Pry up the lower handle cover, starting at the rear and working your way forward. The entire handle cover will pop off.

  6. 6

    Disconnect the wiring by pushing the plastic release clips inward.

  7. 7

    Pry away the upper handle cover. Slowly and gently work your way from the top all the way around until the handle piece pops off.

  8. 8

    Using the flathead screwdriver to open a gap, pull the bottom right part of the door panel away with your hand. The door panel will release from the snap clips.

  9. 9

    Pull the door panel up and off the door.

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