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Old 04-22-2005, 08:20 AM   #1
SpyderBaja
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Cool How to Remove the Door Panels

I just purchased 4 Polk DB650's to put into my brand new (YEAH!) 2005 Baja Turbo. I took a quick look at the door panels this morning and couldnt see how i would get them off. If someone could help out a Baja Noob i would really appreciate it.

PS: I LOVE THIS CAR!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-22-2005, 09:13 AM   #2
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You could do a search since this is a common question. That would point you to this web site.
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Old 04-22-2005, 09:20 AM   #3
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First, remove the ovaloid plastic trim piece around the door handle/opener. Then, on the armrest that is integrated into the door, there is a small, square plastic cover that conceals a screw. With a screwdriver, pry out the plastic piece, and then remove the screw. Then, use a prying tool to pry out the plastic button cluster-windows, locks-and undue the wiring harnesses. Beneath the where the button cluster used to be is another screw. Undo that one, and your pretty much done. There are pop on-pop off clips that go around the sides and bottoms of the door. You just use, for example, a paint scraper to pry these off. the door will then be hanging from the top of the door, still set in place by the top of the door which fits into a crevice right next to the window. Lift this up and away from the car, and its off. Pictures would be nice, and my language is somewhat fuzzy, but i hope this is helpful. PS, there is a little light on the corner of the door which also has a wiring harness. Remember to release thsi
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Old 04-22-2005, 09:26 AM   #4
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Thanks for all the help, i cant wait to try this as soon as i get out of work, assuming my tint job is done!!
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Old 04-22-2005, 09:48 AM   #5
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You're probably going to need adapters for the speakers... I don't think the mounting holes on those speakers and on the door line up.
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Old 04-22-2005, 09:51 AM   #6
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What sort of adapters am i going to need? can i get them a Circuit City; Best Buy or someplace local?
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Old 04-22-2005, 12:25 PM   #7
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You can buy them on line. Company called Scosche makes them. I don't know if Best Buy etc. sells them. What most people seem to do is make them out of thin plywood.

Here is an example of what the adapter looks like: ones...Scosche
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Old 05-02-2005, 04:44 PM   #8
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did you pop em in yet? Door panels are EASY to remove. used a flat head screwdriver to "pop out" the window switch/door lock controls and the rest was cake. 2 screws and the rest is clips.
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Old 05-04-2005, 10:34 AM   #9
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I did get them in, it was very simple! Though i am not impressed with the way they sound with the stock headunit, i am going to be replacing it with a Clarion DXZ955MC with a 4 channel amp comming in the future then the Mac Mini and subs and the list keeps going....it will never be done!
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Old 05-04-2005, 03:27 PM   #10
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One thing always leads to another

I need to find a place that sells an aftermarket altenator. 1600 watts puts a strain on the stock one

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Old 05-04-2005, 04:29 PM   #11
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if you find an aftermarket alternator, let me know!
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Old 05-04-2005, 04:33 PM   #12
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At least the Bajas get the 90A alt vs the standard 75A.
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Old 05-05-2005, 08:00 AM   #13
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I have also been looking into a new alternator, but not sure what will fit, if anyone finds one that does, i am very intrested!
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Old 05-05-2005, 09:23 PM   #14
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I have also been looking into a new alternator, but not sure what will fit, if anyone finds one that does, i am very intrested!
I second that
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