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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-05-2008, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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removing door panel

i have been looking around but couldn't find a diy on removing door panel. can anyone help?
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the door panals are helfd on like eveything else, with those really strong metal clips. You can jus start at the top corner, closst to the rear view mirror, and just yank the shit out of it and it will come off. If you really worried abouit breaking anything(i doubt anything will break) you can go individually and pop out each clip with a fl;at head screwdriver. But it really is that easy to take them off.

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mine are plastic. i posted this some where else uh...

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I had to take them off to replace a speaker theyre held on with plastic anchors, they work like barbs they go in easy coming out is hard. i broke one in the process. sorta like these
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Use long necked neddle nose pliers. Thats what I was on those clips, and they slide right on out. No damage to nothin'.

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Start at the bottom and make sure you remove the 2 screws in the door handle pull area.

Be careful cause if you just YANK them off you will break something..
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like with all these clips and stuff, force with finesse. Use some strength but not tooo much.



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Hey guys.....

installing new speakers over the weekend.... this tips are good but guess what.... i have crank windows......hahahahahahaha i cant believe its 2008 and i still have a Cobalt with crank windows... so anyhows how do u remove that "crank arm" and wut should i be becarefull with???

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I had trouble getting the clip in the back, it's sorta tough to get to. Mostly be careful with yourself, I slipped off the clip A LOT (I was using a machinist's tool basically like a big dentist thing) so I almost stabbed my eyes out. HAHA But now that I know what to do it's all good! Just remember where the arm was when you take it off... uh... thats all I can think of.



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Hey guys.....

installing new speakers over the weekend.... this tips are good but guess what.... i have crank windows......hahahahahahaha i cant believe its 2008 and i still have a Cobalt with crank windows... so anyhows how do u remove that "crank arm" and wut should i be becarefull with???
Ok well here you go, since I have crank windows too, I can answer this one...

First thing you do is gently use a flat head screw driver to pry the crank handle just slightly out. DO NOT try to just pop it off... When you look down in between the gap there should be a little wire c clamp with it's opening towards the nob. Your objective is to remove that c-clamp and the window crank handles should come right off... then follow the same procedures everyone else stated to get the rest of the panel off...

Now, there are several ways to go about getting that clamp out... Honestly I haven't figured one out that's worth mentioning, this is a head-ache and a pain in the ass, the best of luck to you!

ok... didn't see the post before mine... Clamp = Clip btw... lol

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theres a simple tool i found at auto zone to get that c clamp off. it was really cheap. i'd just go to your local auto parts store and ask someone there to help you find a window crank removal tool

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