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Old 02-09-2008, 10:04 PM   #1
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how to remove door panels

so when i go to install my speakers, do the grills pop off or do i have to take off the whole door panel
i have a 02 xlt
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Old 02-09-2008, 10:24 PM   #2
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Whole door panels... and it's easy as pie! You just have to be careful.... whole write up on this one... I think it's by Gregv8, but I'll correct this if not...




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Old 02-09-2008, 10:29 PM   #3
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http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...+panel+removal

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Old 02-10-2008, 12:54 AM   #4
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thats a good write up, tks, hopefully ill be able to do them wed or thurs, if not then have to wait till the next monday.. ughh
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From GregV8, very nice! Just be really careful with that little latch that holds in the cover with the lock switch, breaks pretty easily... I found it easier to remove the part around the door handle first... then the switch holder. Have fun!




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From GregV8, very nice! Just be really careful with that little latch that holds in the cover with the lock switch, breaks pretty easily... I found it easier to remove the part around the door handle first... then the switch holder. Have fun!
When I replaced my speakers I did not remove the part around the handle first and broke one of the little lock cover clips/latches. grrrrrrrrr On the other three I removed the handle cover and was able to get the lock covers off without any damage.
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When I replaced my speakers I did not remove the part around the handle first and broke one of the little lock cover clips/latches. grrrrrrrrr On the other three I removed the handle cover and was able to get the lock covers off without any damage.
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Does anybody know if for an 00' xlt that you can start by taking the 2 screws out behind the door handle?
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