How to remove the front door panel on Dodge Plymouth Neon 2000-2005

Do it yourself, remove the front door panel on your Dodge Plymouth Neon, manufactured between the years 2000 and 2005. You will need a flat headed screwdriver, a Phillips screwdriver and a door panel clip tool, that can be very useful. The removal process can take you more than 30 minutes.

     First of all, open the driver’s door and try to remove the window switch panel. You can insert a flat headed screwdriver just like in the picture below and pry out the plastics. You can be extra careful and use a rag wrapped on the screwdriver, to protect the car from scratches.

     After you pull up the switch and lift it up a little, you should notice three electrical harnesses. Unplug them one by one and release the switch panel. Next, you will have to remove the three Phillips screws shown in the next picture. One is located at the bottom of the big door handle, one on the right side, to the interior of the car and the third one behind the small door handle, on the upper side of the door. To get to this last one, you have to pry out a small plastic cover, doorway style.

     At this point, you can work to pull off the front panel of the door. It has a series of retaining clips all around the edges, as you can see below.

     Here you can use a door panel clip tool, a flat blade screwdriver or a putty knife and pry out the panel, but carefully not to bend the plastic. You can start from the upper part of the door, behind the mirror. After you get all the clips out, you just have to lift up the panel and detach it from the door. The final step is to unplug the two handle rods shown in the next image. You can do that by pulling out the plastic clips that secure them, helped by the flat headed screwdriver.

     Now, to put everything back together, you just have to reverse the entire procedure. Install the rods back, align the panel on the clips and push on it firmly, until it is secured. In the end, tighten the three screws and reinstall the window switch panel. This is all you need to know if you plan to remove by yourself the front door panel on Dodge Plymouth Neon, produced between the years 2000 and 2005.

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