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Old 03-29-2004, 12:05 PM   #1
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Default Door Panel Removal on an 04 STI

Does anyone know of a link that describes how to remove the door panles on an STI? I was trying to get an idea to view the process before I went and ripped it apart.
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Old 03-29-2004, 12:15 PM   #2
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it's pretty easy
Fronts:
1. Remove plastic ring that goes around the latch handle.
2. flip up cap on grab handle and remove that screw.
3. Pull out grab handle
4. Remove panel with window controls and disconnect wiring.
5. Remove screw that is underneath the grab handle and window controls.
6. Starting from the bottom, carefully pop out the plastic pins by pulling on the door panel (Carefully is important).
7. Once those are popped out lift the panel upwards and it will release from up near the window.
8. Do all that backwards to put it back on.

Rear:
- rears are the same except you need to remove the screw at the rear top of the door (where it meets the door jam), take out the screw and remove the plasticit screws into. Also, there is no need to remove the window controls in the back, just unplug them once the panel is free and you can get your hand back there.
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Old 03-29-2004, 12:18 PM   #3
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thanks
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Old 03-29-2004, 12:28 PM   #4
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i've got detailed instuctions with pictures if you need em.
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Old 03-29-2004, 12:48 PM   #5
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That would be great, the pics are what I really wanted to get the visual of where things were on the backside of the panel
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Old 03-29-2004, 02:02 PM   #6
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That would be great, the pics are what I really wanted to get the visual of where things were on the backside of the panel
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Old 03-29-2004, 02:11 PM   #7
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Remove plastic ring that goes around the latch handle
This is actually the most difficult part of the task. I mean to do so without breaking them. There was a thread recently in the audio section which gave suggestions of how that is done without breakage. The manual says Pull it toward you to get the upper clips and pull it downward to get the lower clips. However it is pretty tricky.
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Old 03-29-2004, 06:04 PM   #8
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Check out this gallery, I used it to do my install.

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