How to Remove a Door Panel on a Geoby Nichole Liandi
If you're not used to removing trim panels from a car, like a Geo, taking off the door panel might look complicated. But if you have some basic tools and a little time it is definitely a job you can do. With the door panel removed, you can change a speaker or put a window back on track, and maybe save some money along the way.
Roll down the window on the door you'll be working on.
Insert the edge of a panel tool behind the edge of the sail panel at the front upper edge of the door and pry the panel off.
Pry out two small plastic round screw covers in the the door handle. Unscrew the screws located underneath the covers with a Phillips screwdriver.
Unscrew the Phillips screw located in the trim surrounding the door release handle.
Insert a screwdriver blade behind the window crank and pry out the C-clip that holds the crank on. Remove the crank handle.
Pry around the sides and bottom edge of the door panel with a panel tool. When the panel is loose, lift it straight up and off the door.
- "Chevrolet Sprint & Metro, Geo Metro, & Suzuki Swift 1985-2000 (Chilton's Total Car Care Repair Manual)"; Joseph D'Orazio; 2002
Things You'll Need
- Panel tool
- Phillips screw
- Flat-bladed screwdriver
Based in Virginia, Nichole Liandi has been a freelance writer since 2005. Her articles have appeared on various print and online publications. Liandi has traveled extensively in Europe and East Asia and incorporates her experiences into her articles. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from West Virginia University.