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    Thread: How to remove the Door Panel on a 2007-2012 Chevy Aveo SEDAN

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      How to remove the Door Panel on a 2007-2012 Chevy Aveo SEDAN

      This tutorial is to show those who don't know how to remove their aveo's door panel for maintenance or new speakers etc; how to.

      Tools Required:
      Philips head screw driver, preferably one on the larger side.
      Plastic interior panel remover tools you can get these in your local auto shop store, I got mine for $10 bucks
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      Step 1: Remove the triangular plastic piece outside the mirror (inside the car), see pictures for details, I've marked where the connective points are in the panel, these require some pulling, be careful not to snap them. Pull around the area where they connect to the body.
      Step 2: Remove the door handle cover, yours is silver most likely, mine is carbon fiber. So don't get confused
      Step 3: Start at the bottom of the door panel and get your hand underneath it. Pull with moderate force to pull out the retaining plugs and the door will start snapping off (see picture for marked areas). Once you have the door panel loose, Lightly push the door panel up. Then it will come off and you have to remove if gently from the door handle area (this is the chrome door handle mechanism that you use to open the door).
      Step 4: Hopefully by now you haven't broken anything, if not jump up and down in happiness because you didn't. Now remove the plugs that are connected to the power windows(if applicable) and the trunk opener. The trunk opener was tricky for me but if you look on the inside of the harness area which connects to the panel you will see a little white bump and push that in to release the harness.
      Step 5: You're done! now you can do everything that you need to, and to put the panel back on, just do these steps in reverse.

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      Thanks for this, Jet!

      (Just linked it to a new member looking for info on exactly how to do this.)

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      Thankyou so much!!!! finaly i can change my set of spekers!!!

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      Thank you for posting this. Helped me out a ton while replacing my door handle.

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      Thank you for this - I will advise if it is much different for the hatchback so far it looks like the only difference might be around the door handles. {My drivers side arm rest has become quite loose)

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      Thanks for posting this, it's really helpful.

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      I wish the hatchback version were designed the same way. The hatchback version is much flimsier. Mine is really loose.
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      Thank you for the post. I need a little more help. My door stopper on one of the rear doors of my Kalos has broken. Now that the panel is off how do I get to it. The stopper is the small bar between the hinges of the doors. This will stop the door from open all thw . Hope I explained my self well.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Koppi67 View Post
      Thank you for the post. I need a little more help. My door stopper on one of the rear doors of my Kalos has broken. Now that the panel is off how do I get to it. The stopper is the small bar between the hinges of the doors. This will stop the door from open all thw . Hope I explained my self well.
      there should be 2 10mm Bolts holding the Door Check (that's the Official name of the part you are mentioning) to the Door itself, and a 12mm bolt that secures the other end of the Door Check to the Body. all of these bolts are accessable from the outside of the door. once you remove those bolts, the Door Check will be able to be removed from the inside of the Door.

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      It is very usefull information, but i found some difficulty in removing this part, (this is the chrome door handle mechanism that you use to open the door). Please advice me on how to do it. Thanks you very much..



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