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Removing Front Door Panels - 99-02 Silverado


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This should be the same for all '99-'02 trucks and SUVs. '03-'07 Classic are similar, but not the exact same ...

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Old 07-19-2009, 12:26 PM
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Lightbulb Removing Front Door Panels - 99-02 Silverado

This should be the same for all '99-'02 trucks and SUVs. '03-'07 Classic are similar, but not the exact same (the switch panel does not come unclipped, and there is a plug on the outside of the panel that hides a bolt. I think those are the only differences, but I'm not positive).

Step 1: Remove the triangular piece that covers where the door mirror mounts. Start at the top and tilt it outwards.

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Step 2: Remove the lock cover with a flat-head screwdriver.

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Step 3: Remove the cover behind the door handle. It may take some finagling to get it over the handle.

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Step 4: Gently pry up on the switch panel. Once you get that off, unplug all of the wires/clips.

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Step 5: Next remove the two 7mm screws. One is behind where the switch panel was, and the other is behind the armrest/handle.

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Step 6: Grab the armrest handle and pull up. The whole panel should come up pretty easily. Once it is free, DON'T pull it away or put it on the ground yet.

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Step 7: Unclip the wire for the tweeter

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Last step!!!: The last thing to do is to remove the light bulb at the bottom left of the door. To do this, simply grab the black plastic clip and pull it out horizontally.

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STEP DONE!!! Take the door panel and put it wherever you want, and give yourself a pat on the back.

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EDIT: For the differences in the '03+ GMT800s, click here.
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Awesome write-up, Dan. That should be very helpful to a lot of guys.
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noob write up.


hahah just kidding.. thats a great right up for peeps that have never done it before fer sure.
after working at the dealer for over 2 years now.. i can do this in my sleep.. literally.
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Excellent Dan.

First one of those I did, I had hell finding all of the bolts.
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Awesome write-up, Dan. That should be very helpful to a lot of guys.
Yeah all 2 of us with 99-02s...

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noob write up.


hahah just kidding.. thats a great right up for peeps that have never done it before fer sure.
after working at the dealer for over 2 years now.. i can do this in my sleep.. literally.
Yeah I wrote that up over 2 years ago, I just figured I'd transfer it over here. I've had to do it about 10 different times, I've got it down to under 5 minutes including finding tools.
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HA! sounds great dude. yeah ive done it a few times in my truck alone.. speakers and chrome door handles inside...

I have also done a bunch of the new sierras.. denali's. The chrome door handles on the outside break... especially if you get mad and pull on it hard... i can do those in about 8.7 seconds... lmao. not really. they are some what a pain.. especially with the older denali owners... they watch like hawks...
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Great description and photos. The drivers side window on my Silverado was stuck down, so the truck displaced the two cars that normally live in the garage. Took the door apart with these instructions and pulled out the window regulator. Now the window works and the wife's car is back in the garage. Life is good.
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Great description and photos. The drivers side window on my Silverado was stuck down, so the truck displaced the two cars that normally live in the garage. Took the door apart with these instructions and pulled out the window regulator. Now the window works and the wife's car is back in the garage. Life is good.
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Great description and photos. The drivers side window on my Silverado was stuck down, so the truck displaced the two cars that normally live in the garage. Took the door apart with these instructions and pulled out the window regulator. Now the window works and the wife's car is back in the garage. Life is good.
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