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How do you remove the door panel on a 2005 cadillac sts

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2 screws located under trim panel at pull handle where u close door another screw at handle (door open) under trim cover. then plastic retainers hold panel to sheet metal. slide flat bladed preferebly plastic tool between trim and door and pry out words at retainer

Posted on Nov 07, 2009

  • ReischePP Feb 14, 2011

    Thanks for the post... I'd like to add that you have to peel the bottom of the leather material out and back from behind the door pull to get to those 2 screws which may not be obvious when you get in there. After you get the 3 screws out the rest of the panel is attached around the edge with press-in plastic pegs that are very tight so make sure you locate each one by prying it back a little and get hands on both sides of each peg for support so you don't break anything.



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Sorry it took a couple days to post, computer problems I can't fix.

If he has not already taken care of it, here is what should be the case for the door panel.

On the door panel there will be either clips or screws in miscellaneous places, for full removal of this panel, one will need to have the window down on the car. There is a piece of molding that goes across the top back of the door panel that serves as both a guide and a noise reducer for the window. This piece clips the panel into the door itself. There should be a couple of screws around the door handle itself, and a couple on or under the armrest. There is a panel that I believe clips on at the base of the door panel called a kick panel. The keywords here are patience and kid gloves. This panel needs to be removed to access a series of screws that will need to be removed in order to get the door panel off. a flathead screw driver would work for the removal of this item, lightly prying around the edges. There should be two or three screw on either side of the panel as well.

I'm sure there wont be any difficulty for him in finding the screws, but the only thing I can't emphasize enough is patience. When dealing with 10 year old plastic clips, there is an imminent risk of breakage, they are cheap enough to replace, just an avoidable hassle.

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SOURCE: where is the fuse box in a 2005 sts cadillac

one under the hood one on the drivers side of the dash

Posted on Nov 30, 2009


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SOURCE: Where can I read, for free, how to remove the

GM Cadillac Deville_Fleetwood_ELD_Seville 1990-1998




Fig. Front door panel-1990-91 Deville and Fleetwood


Fig. Front door panel-1992-98 Deville and Fleetwood


Fig. Carefully pry up the power window switchplate and . . .


Fig. . . . gently remove it from the door panel


Fig. Remove the door pull strap retaining screw covers by gently prying them off


Fig. Remove the door pull strap retaining screws


Fig. Gently pull the inside door handle panel down and . . .


Fig. . . . release the rod from the handle


Fig. Carefully lift up the door panel to release the . . .


Fig. . . . retaining pegs on the door panel


Fig. Do not pull the panel too far away from the door, as some components still have wiring harness connected


Fig. Detach any necessary wiring connectors and remove the door panel from the vehicle

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Insert a flat-bladed tool between the door panel and the rear edge of the power window switch plate to disengage the retainer from the panel.
  3. Slide the power window switch plate forward, then label and detach the wiring connectors.
  4. Remove the power door lock switch plate retaining screw. Remove the switch plate and detach the wiring connector.
  5. Remove the pull handle retaining screws.
  6. Using a thin-bladed tool, carefully pry the courtesy lamp lenses off. Remove the courtesy lamp bulb.
  7. Pinch the courtesy lamp retainers and pull out the lamp socket holder. Detach the courtesy lamp wiring connector.
  8. Remove the door panel retaining screws.
  9. Using tool J-2459B or equivalent, disengage the door panel fasteners from the holes in the door. Detach any remaining wiring connectors and remove the door panel.
To install:
  1. Position the door panel close to the door and attach the wiring connectors.
  2. Align the door panel fasteners with the holes in the door. Push in on the door panel to install it to the door.
  3. Install the door panel and pull handle retaining screws.
  4. Install the courtesy lamps and switch plates.
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.

I really hope help you with this (remember rated it) Good luck.

Posted on Oct 12, 2009

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SOURCE: how to fix front door accuators on 2005 cadillac

You have to remove the door panel and locate the actuator then remove the bolts holding it in and make sure to disconnect the electrical connector at the actuator reinstall the new one and you should be good to go.

Posted on Nov 30, 2010

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