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Honda Accord Door Panel

Q. Dear Mr. Ciulla: Last week I had asked you for instructions to remove and replace right side mirror on my Honda Accord SE (2000) sedan. However, I am having trouble removing the door panel! Could you please help me with instructions for removal and assembly of the right side front door panel.

Thanks a million,
Ravi

Honda Accord Door Panel

A. Okay, here it is step by step:

  1. Remove the mirror mount cover, power mirror, manual mirror. Take care not to scratch the door panel.

Honda Accord Door Panel

  1. If applicable, remove the regulator handle (A) by pulling the clip (B) out with a wire hook (C).

Honda Accord Door Panel

  1. Remove the inner handle (A). Take care not to scratch the door panel.

    • Pry out the cap (B), and remove the screw.
    • Pull the inner handle forward and out half-way.
    • Disconnect the inner handle rod (C) and power door lock switch connector (D) (for some models).

Honda Accord Door Panel

Honda Accord Door Panel

  1. Power window models: Remove the pull pocket panel (A). Take care not to scratch the door panel.

    • Pry out the cap (B), and remove the screw.
    • Release the hooks (C), disconnect the power window switch connector (D), and the power mirror switch connector (E), driver's side only.

Honda Accord Door Panel

  1. Manual window model: Remove the pull pocket (A). Take care not to scratch the door panel.

    • Pry out the cap (B), and remove the screw.
    • Lift out the pull pocket.

Honda Accord Door Panel

Honda Accord Door Panel

  1. Release the clips (A, B) that hold the door panel (C) with a commercially available trim pad remover (D), then remove the door panel by pulling it upward. Disconnect the security indicator connector (E) (driver's) and courtesy light bulb socket (F). Remove the door panel with as little bending as possible to avoid creasing or breaking it.

Honda Accord Door Panel

  1. Install in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:

    • Make sure the connectors and the courtesy light bulb socket are plugged in properly, and the rod is connected properly.
    • If applicable, install the regulator handle so it points forward and up at a 45 degree angle with the glass fully closed.

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