Panel - Door Trim - Front - LH (Remove and Replace)

Correction code 1513020215130202

Remove

  1. Open the front LH door, and fully lower the window.
  2. Remove the front LH door tweeter. See Tweeter - Front Door - LH (Remove and Replace).
  3. Remove the LH front door puddle light. See Puddle Light - Front Door - LH (Remove and Replace).
  4. Release the clips that attach the reflector to the rear edge of the LH front door trim panel and the screw cover to the front of the armrest, and then remove the reflector and cover from the trim panel.
  5. Remove the screws that attach the trim panel to the door.
    Rear
    Middle
    Front
  6. Pull out on the trim panel from the puddle light opening to release the clips that attach the trim panel to the door.
    Caution:
    Do not remove the trim panel from the door at this time.
    Trim Panel Clip Locations
    Door Clip Locations
  7. Continue to pull and release all of the clips around the edge of the trim panel, working from the bottom up.
    Caution:
    Do not remove the trim panel from the door at this time.
  8. Remove the manual release cable collar from the trim panel, and pivot the collar down to a vertical orientation.
  9. Slide the cable barrel end out of the release lever, and remove the cable from the trim panel.
  10. Disconnect the electrical harness from the connectors, and then release the clips that attach the electrical harness to the trim panel.
    Caution:
    Do not remove the trim panel from the door at this time.
    Trim Panel Connectors
    Door Electrical Harness Connectors
  11. If present, remove and discard the cable ties that attach the electrical harness to the door trim panel.
  12. Raise the trim panel up to unhook it from the door, and then remove the panel from the door.
1Open the front LH door, and fully lower the window.
2Remove the front LH door tweeter. See Tweeter - Front Door - LH (Remove and Replace).
3Remove the LH front door puddle light. See Puddle Light - Front Door - LH (Remove and Replace).
4Release the clips that attach the reflector to the rear edge of the LH front door trim panel and the screw cover to the front of the armrest, and then remove the reflector and cover from the trim panel.
Rear
Middle
Front
5Remove the screws that attach the trim panel to the door.
Trim Panel Clip Locations
Door Clip Locations
6Pull out on the trim panel from the puddle light opening to release the clips that attach the trim panel to the door.
Caution:
Do not remove the trim panel from the door at this time.
7Continue to pull and release all of the clips around the edge of the trim panel, working from the bottom up.
Caution:
Do not remove the trim panel from the door at this time.
8Remove the manual release cable collar from the trim panel, and pivot the collar down to a vertical orientation.
9Slide the cable barrel end out of the release lever, and remove the cable from the trim panel.
Trim Panel Connectors
Door Electrical Harness Connectors
10Disconnect the electrical harness from the connectors, and then release the clips that attach the electrical harness to the trim panel.
Caution:
Do not remove the trim panel from the door at this time.
11If present, remove and discard the cable ties that attach the electrical harness to the door trim panel.
12Raise the trim panel up to unhook it from the door, and then remove the panel from the door.

Install

  1. Inspect the condition of the LH front door and the LH front door trim panel. Replace any broken clips and repair any damage.
  2. Bring the trim panel to the door, and rest it on the door edge.
  3. If present, remove and discard the highlighted clip.
  4. Route the harness as illustrated, making sure to attach the harness to the hooks on the door trim panel.
  5. Fasten the clips that attach the electrical harnesses to the trim panel.
  6. Connect the electrical harness to the LH front door trim panel connectors.
  7. Position the manual release cable in a vertical orientation, and slide the cable barrel end into the release lever.
  8. Pivot the manual release cable collar to a horizontal orientation, and press the collar into the trim panel.
    Note: Make sure the manual release cable is routed underneath the door harness.
  9. Lift the trim panel, compress the LH front door inner belt seal slightly, and then hook the three trim panel tabs into the top edge of the door.
  10. Move the electrical harness connector for the puddle lamp out the hole in the bottom of the trim panel.
  11. Install the LH front door puddle lamp. See Puddle Light - Front Door - LH (Remove and Replace).
  12. Make sure that the puddle lamp and map pocket ambient light illuminate when connected.
  13. Fasten the clips that attach the trim panel to the door.
  14. Make sure that the trim panel fits tightly, and that there are no gaps from misaligned or bent clips.
  15. Install the screws that attach the trim panel to the door.
    Torque 6 Nm
    Caution:
    Make sure that all fasteners are properly torqued and not cross-threaded.
    Rear
    Middle
    Front
  16. Install the reflector to the rear edge of the trim panel and the screw cover to the front of the armrest.
  17. Install the front LH door tweeter. See Tweeter - Front Door - LH (Remove and Replace).
  18. Close the door and verify the operation of the manual door release lever, that the door latch releases smoothly and easily.
  19. Raise the window and close the door.
1Inspect the condition of the LH front door and the LH front door trim panel. Replace any broken clips and repair any damage.
2Bring the trim panel to the door, and rest it on the door edge.
3If present, remove and discard the highlighted clip.
4Route the harness as illustrated, making sure to attach the harness to the hooks on the door trim panel.
5Fasten the clips that attach the electrical harnesses to the trim panel.
6Connect the electrical harness to the LH front door trim panel connectors.
7Position the manual release cable in a vertical orientation, and slide the cable barrel end into the release lever.
8Pivot the manual release cable collar to a horizontal orientation, and press the collar into the trim panel.
Note: Make sure the manual release cable is routed underneath the door harness.
9Lift the trim panel, compress the LH front door inner belt seal slightly, and then hook the three trim panel tabs into the top edge of the door.
10Move the electrical harness connector for the puddle lamp out the hole in the bottom of the trim panel.
11Install the LH front door puddle lamp. See Puddle Light - Front Door - LH (Remove and Replace).
12Make sure that the puddle lamp and map pocket ambient light illuminate when connected.
13Fasten the clips that attach the trim panel to the door.
14Make sure that the trim panel fits tightly, and that there are no gaps from misaligned or bent clips.
Rear
Middle
Front
15Install the screws that attach the trim panel to the door.
Torque 6 Nm
Caution:
Make sure that all fasteners are properly torqued and not cross-threaded.
16Install the reflector to the rear edge of the trim panel and the screw cover to the front of the armrest.
17Install the front LH door tweeter. See Tweeter - Front Door - LH (Remove and Replace).
18Close the door and verify the operation of the manual door release lever, that the door latch releases smoothly and easily.
19Raise the window and close the door.