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Old 11-10-2007, 08:12 PM
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Door panel removal

Anyone have some pics or some how-to's on removing the interior panel removal for 3rd gen Ludes? I've seen people say that the bottom carpeted piece will come off seperately but I've taken the screws out that I can see and havent had any luck. Has to be a trick to getting the window crank handle off as well. Thanks in advance peoples!
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Okay, so first you have an S model, so you have no power windows nor switches to unplug.

How to get the window roller off is to simply push in the panel by the window roller, and you'll see a little U shaped clip that holds it...use a plier and simply unclip it...then the roller will come off.

Here's some pics (for Si models):









The main thing YOU MUST REMEMBER is to pull up, then towards you to remove the door panel. When you do this, there are a few metal clips that help align the door and window trim - DO NOT LOSE THESE!!!!!!!!!!!!! They tend to FLY OFF and disappear into the car somewhere, never to be seen again. SO PLEASE, TAKE CAUTION AND DO NOT LOSE THEM!!!!


note: there are also a few screws on the side of the door, toward the bottom of the door that i forgot to take a picture. Good luck!
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Now thats some by-god service right there. Thanks P13!
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How about an 89? I need to fix my power window. It needs to be greased or aligned.
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i would thnk itd be the exact same way...but i could be wrong
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How about an 89? I need to fix my power window. It needs to be greased or aligned.
Same way when you remove the door panel, you'll see the window regulator...grease it up with all purpose grease!
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Wow I am retarded. I didn't notice the "Here is some pics for an si model" I read first sentence and assumed that was all for an S
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It seems that the window and the track unit are within the frame? And the plastic wrapping doesn't want me inside without being destroyed. Anyone have an idea of what to do?
I did spray some WD-40 in the hole onto the track as much as I could, It slid better but once it gets to 3/4 down it starts whining and it doesn't want to come up right away.

I tried dissassembling the switch unit because it sticks but I couldn't do that either. Oh well.
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Yah, sounds like you need another window regulator...
You can rip off that plastic wrapping, that's the only way you can get to the regulator...
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Thanks. And after I rip it off I will not be able to get it back on, will I mess up any kind of insulation or anything for my car if it doesn't get back on?
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mine doesn't have it anymore... might help keep some dust out of that area, but thats about the only purpose I could think of for it.
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Well I did it! What is re damn diculous is that I had to take it off to put on my new speaker cover. What the hell kind of design makes you take the door panel off because the screws turn from the back? Crazy.Also unplugged the sensor from the driver's seat so that damn flashing light would go away. Painted my new headlight cover to match the car so all in all a good weekend for the Lude.
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i have a dent in the driver side door, i took the pannel off, just to find theirs a bunch of metal random supports their that have no intention of coming off, is their anyway to get to the inner metal for the outside of the car?
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I have the tools

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Anyone have some pics or some how-to's on removing the interior panel removal for 3rd gen Ludes? I've seen people say that the bottom carpeted piece will come off seperately but I've taken the screws out that I can see and havent had any luck. Has to be a trick to getting the window crank handle off as well. Thanks in advance peoples!
I wished you could have sent me a tell that you were taking off your door panels. I have the special tools to get at those pain in the butt grommets that hold the panels to the door. less chance at breaking them with the tools. other wise you will have to replace a bunch of them.

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Think someone had already trashed those because I didnt have a single one holding the panel on - just screws. You're my boy if i run into any though Guessman!

Seriously - someone should stick this in the permanent help section for 3Gen's because every newb has to take the door panel off sometime sooner or later!
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Think someone had already trashed those because I didnt have a single one holding the panel on - just screws. You're my boy if i run into any though Guessman!

Seriously - someone should stick this in the permanent help section for 3Gen's because every newb has to take the door panel off sometime sooner or later!
No problem. any time
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just take your tme wen u do it... good luck
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i was scared the first time i took the door off. i took a little bit of muscle and i wasnt sure if i had all the screws out. but i did find the spare key my cousin dropped down the window crack
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I was scared as well man, that first time all those popping noises sounded like i was breaking my car.
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Man, is this thread still getting kicked around? If you get the little forked tool, the door panels are easy and less popping sounds. It looks like a flathead screw driver that has been forked at the end and bent about half way up the shaft. They are cheap to buy or you can make one.
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I know im going to have to do all of this when i replace my speakers and upgrade to components. might as well do what you all reccomend about greasing the regulator and window tracks.

so many little things to be done...
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Sweet, all very similar to a 91'...

Shame the speakers I bought for the missus's car don't fit in their associated brackets though...
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Great DIY!!
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whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat? is that your seat belt coming out of your door???
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Somebody's been searching.
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whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat? is that your seat belt coming out of your door???
Yes, the seat belts on all USDM 3rd gens are located in the door. US federal safety laws at that time used to require that all car manufacturers install passive restraint systems, and this was Honda's solution. It really sucks because the seat belts get stuck in the door jams a lot and mess up the inner door panels. They were designed so that you could keep them buckled when you get in and out of the car. But it's awkward as hell to do that.
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Lol that sucks. I will keep my seatbelt in my piller thanks
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Haha, you make it sound like we have a choice in this.
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whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat? is that your seat belt coming out of your door???
absolutely. I like it. Retro lol..
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is it like that on boath sides?
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