How to Remove the Inside Door Panel of a GMC Envoyby Jody L. Campbell
Removing the interior door panel from your GMC Envoy is going to look a whole lot more challenging than it really is. As a matter of fact, you're only going to need a couple of screwdrivers to accomplish the task. A little technical savvy wouldn't hurt, either.
Open the door of the panel you wish to remove and roll the power window all the way down on your GMC Envoy. Turn the ignition switch to off.
Inspect the entire interior panel on the door. Be looking for any areas on the panel that are possibly covers for screw heads. These will most likely be circular and can be gently pried out with a flathead screwdriver. Be sure to look along the bottom for any noticeable screw heads. Most Envoy models only have three or four screws and the rest of the panel is affixed to the door by plastic press pins inside the panel.
Remove any plugs and unscrew the screws with the Phillips head screwdriver. The last places to find screws would be in the door arm cavity (you'll notice a rectangular plug that can be pried off with the screwdriver) and a Phillips head screw inside the door handle molding. Remove all the screws.
Brace the door with your lower leg and begin pulling the panel away from the door by prying it with your fingers. Be gentle, but determined. Move around the outside edge of the door panel and the more press pins that get unplugged, the more manageable the door panel will become. There are wires connected to the power sources on the inside of the door panel so do not pull the panel off with force. These wires can simply be unplugged when the panel is free from the door.
To replace the door panel, reverse the procedure.
Things You'll Need
- Flathead screwdriver
- Phillips head screwdriver
Jody L. Campbell spent over 15 years as both a manager and an under-car specialist in the automotive repair industry. Prior to that, he managed two different restaurants for over 15 years. Campbell began his professional writing career in 2004 with the publication of his first book.