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2003 chevy Avalanche,Z-71. Still trying to find out how to remove inner,left door panel in order to replace window track. frankmielnik@sbcglobal.net


REMOVAL PROCEDURE Insert a

REMOVAL PROCEDURE

Insert a flat-bladed tool between the door handle bezel and the trim panel in order to release the handle bezel tab retainers.

Remove the door handle bezel from the door panel.
INSTALLATION PROCEDURE

Position the door handle bezel in the door trim panel.
Install the door handle bezel to the door panel by pressing the bezel into place until the bezel is completely seated.
DOOR HANDLE REPLACEMENT - INSIDE

REMOVAL PROCEDURE

Remove the trim panel.

Remove the mounting bolts from the inside door handle.
Slide the inside door handle forward in order to release the unit from the door.

Disconnect the control rod from the inside door handle.
Remove the door handle assembly from the door.
INSTALLATION PROCEDURE

Connect the control rod to the inside door handle.

Slide the handle into place.
Install the retaining bolts to the inside door handle. NOTE: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions. Tighten Tighten the door handle retaining bolts to 9 N.m (80 lb in) .
Install the trim panel.

TRIM PANEL REPLACEMENT - UPPER EXTENSION

REMOVAL PROCEDURE

Open the front door.

Release the upper extension by pulling outward in order to release the upper retainer clip.
Remove the upper extension from the trim panel by lifting up and out.
INSTALLATION PROCEDURE

Position the lower retainer to the trim panel.
Align the upper retainer clip to the door frame.
Install the upper extension by pressing into place until fully seated.

REMOVAL PROCEDURE

Remove the door handle bezel.
Remove the window handle, if equipped.
Remove the upper extension of the trim panel.
Remove the manual lock lever from the trim panel using a flat-bladed tool.
Remove the trim panel screws.

Disconnect the electrical connectors.
Remove the courtesy lamp, if equipped.
Remove the trim panel from the door. Carefully slide the trim panel up in order to release the retainers from the door.
Remove the switch panel.
INSTALLATION PROCEDURE

Install the switch panel.
Install the courtesy lamp, if equipped.
Connect the electrical connectors.
Carefully align the panel, and slide the panel into the retainer slots in order to install the trim panel to the door.
Install the trim panel screws. NOTE: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions. Tighten Tighten the trim panel screws to 2 N.m (18 lb in) .
Install the manual lock lever to the trim panel.
Install the upper extension of the trim panel.
Install the window handle, if equipped.
Install the door handle bezel.

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