How to remove a door panel on a geo

Written by nichole liandi
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If you're not used to removing trim panels from a car, like a Geo, taking off the door panel might look complicated. But if you have some basic tools and a little time it is definitely a job you can do. With the door panel removed, you can change a speaker or put a window back on track, and maybe save some money along the way.

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Things you need

  • Panel tool
  • Phillips screw
  • Flat-bladed screwdriver

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  1. 1

    Roll down the window on the door you'll be working on.

  2. 2

    Insert the edge of a panel tool behind the edge of the sail panel at the front upper edge of the door and pry the panel off.

  3. 3

    Pry out two small plastic round screw covers in the door handle. Unscrew the screws located underneath the covers with a Phillips screwdriver.

  4. 4

    Unscrew the Phillips screw located in the trim surrounding the door release handle.

  5. 5

    Insert a screwdriver blade behind the window crank and pry out the C-clip that holds the crank on. Remove the crank handle.

  6. 6

    Pry around the sides and bottom edge of the door panel with a panel tool. When the panel is loose, lift it straight up and off the door.

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