Discussion in '1995 - 2004 Toyota Tacoma' started by Jordan36w, Jul 8, 2014.
How do I go about Getin the door panels off step by step? I don't want to mess anything up lol!
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I can definitely help you on this...
First remove the black sail panel by popping it off
remove this screw^^
slide it to the right then pull it out once it's been slid to the right
Remove these two hole covers with a flathead screwdriver then remove the screw out of each hole
Pop off the control cluster with a flathead... Make sure you pop off the forward most part the piece then slide the whole piece forward to remove it
Then you remove the connectors from it
Next you pop the whole panel from the door frame by sliding your hand in between the two parts
Be careful not to break any of the clips.... Like I did.
Then after you have the panel popped off all the clips, you have to slide the panel up off the frame... Then with the panel off the door frame and still close to it, remove the connector from the tweeter...then you're all done and it's off!! To put it back on you just reverse the process, it's pretty simple. Hope this helped
Thanks man! What about the door handle? Any tips on that?
Do you mean the one on the outside?
No the inside one..it has a metal rod going to it
You just push it through that hole in the door panel and leave it attached
I have a 2004 Tacoma that looks like this but has manual windows. I can't figure out how to get the window crank off.
There is a clip on the base of it that has to be removed. It usually is put on from the top down.
They look like this.
Thanks but I seem to only have a very thin plastic washer-like thing there.
Did you figure it out? Welcome to the forum. Btw.
No, it is so snug I can't tell where the clip is. Aside from the fact that I would probably need a special tool specifically for that one type of clip.
I might be better off paying my repairman to do this.
$8 on amazon with a quick search
You can also use an old shirt. It’s a C clip that has to be popped out from behind the crank lever before the crank can slide off.You can pry the crank handle slightly enough to get a view of the clip, should be a goldish-brass color.
Might check harbor freight if you have one by you.
The clip is between the washer and the crank. Get a old shirt/shop towel, cloth anything that’s thin enough to fit between the washer and crank use a flat head screwdriver to get the shirt/towel in place. The clip should be installed with the opening facing the long part of the crank so pull towards the short end of that makes sense.
Try that ^ and let me know.
Hey, thanks, that was very helpful.
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but the t-shirt worked. One side was easy and I was able to pry out the clip. The other side, I couldn't get at it, and struggled until the whole handle flew off and it took me a while to find the clip in the gravel.
Appreciate the help.
Haha. Glad that worked and saved you from having to pay your repairman to do it. You would have been shaking your head when he grabbed a rag and popped it off in 1 min and took your money.
Those are all great tips, I'd just tell you to get a sawzall...
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