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i wanna get some new mirrors for my truck and i decided to go with the cal vu mirrors. but, last time i took my door panels of to replace my speakers, i broke the fu**** door lock things. i super glued them and they still work. i dont wanna have the same thing happen again, so if someone could tell me how to take off the panels, id appreciate it.
 

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i got a 98... havent seen 94 but may be close.

plastic covering around the handle has a screw, then pop out the plastic.

under the arm rest are 7mm bolts, 2 of em.

after that, plastic clips inside that clip to the metal door frame.

hope it helps
 

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Both are right.... I have a '94 and that's how I got my door panels off so I could put some dynamat for my door speakers. Anyways, the real pain is getting the plastic clips (they kinda look like little x-mas trees) out of the holes of the door frame. You're going to have to yank pretty hard to get them out (there might be an easier way to remove them w/o yanking but that's how I did it). I would start by yanking from the bottom and then moving around. Once you get all the clips out, you can either:

1) rotate the door frame around your door handle so you have just enough room to replace your mirrors, or
2) pull your door handle and slide it through the hole so the door panel is completely off the door.

I would recommend rotating it because it was a b*** * for me to get the handles back in through the holes. Hope this helps.
 

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Oh yeah...forgot to mention if you didn't know already. If you don't have any switches (for windows, door locks, etc.) along the armrest on the door like my truck, you can take it off by pulling the upper part of it. (I don't know if the arm-rest panel comes off if you have power door locks/windows/etc) It should pop right off w/ a screw driver too. Taking it off might help you get the door panel off a little easier when you're getting the clips out on the upper half of the door.
 

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oh damn! forgot! if you got manual window cranks. there are tools for popping the metal clip off from around the base of the crank and one to pop the plastic clips from the door panel to the door frame.

when you do the window cranks, be careful not to lose the the clip... it will shoot far since its kinda spring loaded in comparison.

post back if you need anything else or if you get lost... maybe post a pic and I can draw on it where and what to do :evilg:
 

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Yeah... It's really easy to do, on my 94 i've had the panels off a couple of times and what I did is unscrew all the screws, use a hooked pick type thing to pull the pin on the window crank and remove it, pull the door handle to the open position and use a screwdriver to pry the plastic piece around it out of the panel, then yank on the bottom of the plastic panel undo the pops, then lift and pull over the window lip, putting the plastic piece around the handle through the hole in the door panel. I just did it the other day and got my m3 mirrors on in 25 mins. If you need help, reply or pm me, and I can send you more detailed instructions, and pics if you want.

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yes. its really easy took me about 30 mins to take both my door panels off, install my new SS mirrors, and then put the panels back on.
 

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keep this post alive im about to get some new mirrors i nthe next few days.
 

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ss mirrors on a 98 is a piece of cake.

takes longer to get the door panel on and off. i believe the bolts for the stock mirrors are 10mm.
 

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Fuel7384 said:
I just found a useful tool that I saw advertised in Cruthfield mag. to remove the door panel. Here's a pic of it if you want to check at Pep Boys/Autozone/etc. to see if they have it:

http://pix.crutchfield.com/lifestyle/2000/h18187650.jpeg

It's funny because I actually had one stored away in my garage but didn't know it. I'll let you guys know if it helps.
got one of them :evilg: decent help. but not as rewarding as ripping it off like a man with brute force! hehehe :bash:
 

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LOL!!!!:D Yeah, I just tried using it today; doesn't really help especially for the clips that are out of the tools reach. Otherwise, yanking it out it is probably the way to go.:thumbup:
 
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