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Need help removing 1st gen door panel.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Leadgolem, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. Sep 26, 2010 at 4:50 PM
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    Leadgolem

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    Ok, so I'm trying to get the door panel for my 98 off. I've got it almost all the way off, but I can't seem to get the panel off the door latch. Uh, help? I don't want to break it trying to take it off.
     
  2. Sep 26, 2010 at 5:55 PM
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    Ok, here are some pics so you'll know what I'm talking about. The first one has a nice red arrow pointing to the sticking bit. Second one shows I have all the clips around the panel out.

    doorforum.jpg
    doorforum2.jpg
     
  3. Sep 26, 2010 at 6:10 PM
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    right behind the lever to open the door, you will see a black phillips head screw, remove the screw, then remove the square back piece behind the lever, you will need to pull the lever as if you are opening the door. The square piece should come out. Good Luck Bro!
     
  4. Sep 26, 2010 at 6:16 PM
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    Yeah, what he said. The red arrow that you have is pointing to a screw. Remove it.
     
  5. Sep 26, 2010 at 6:46 PM
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    Sorry, I'm really not seeing what you mean. I already took the screw out. Sorry about the crappy pic, but it is night here.

    doorlatch.jpg
     
  6. Sep 26, 2010 at 6:55 PM
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    ok, now slide the whole square thing either forward or back (I don't remember) then out away from the door.
     
  9. Sep 26, 2010 at 7:08 PM
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    Got it! Thanks guys, I kept thinking I needed to pull on the actual door handle. :)
     
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