How to Remove the Door Panel of a 1993 Chevy 1500 With Power Windows

Updated April 17, 2017

The door panels in a 1993 Chevy 1500 with power windows may need to be removed for several reasons. If you want to upgrade the speakers in the truck, the door panels need to be completely removed to access the door speakers. Parts such as the window regulators and door locks eventually wear out and need to be replaced. These parts are only accessed by removing the door panel. Learn how to remove the door panel of your 1993 Chevy 1500 with power windows so you can repair or replace these parts.

Roll the window down and open the door completely. Use your fingers to pry up on the plastic cover surrounding the interior door handle. Insert a flat head screwdriver behind the cover at the top centre. There is a plastic clip that releases upon pressure from the screwdriver. There is another clip at the bottom centre. Pull the plastic cover off of the door.

Remove the two Phillips head screws inside the armrest. Slide the armrest back to remove it completely.

Use the flat head screwdriver to gently pry the plastic triangle-shaped panel away from the top corner of the door, opposite the side view mirror.

Insert a door panel removal tool between the door panel and door to pry along the sides and bottom edge of the panel. There are plastic clips connecting the panel to the door that will pop out once they are pried away from the door.

Lift up on the door panel to remove it from the top lip of the door near the window. Reach behind the panel to disconnect the power window and door lock wiring that reaches from the door to the backside of the panel.


Keep a small container nearby to hold all small parts and screws.

Things You'll Need

  • Phillips head screwdriver
  • Flat head screwdriver
  • Door panel removal tool
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About the Author

Since 1997 Jenny Carver has served as editor and freelance writer for many offline and online publications including,, "Hoof Beat News," "Import Tuner" and others. Carver owns a custom automotive shop where she has been doing paint and body work, custom interior work and engine building for over 11 years.