1993-2002 Firebird and Camaro Door Panel Removal (4th Gen)

1993-2002 Firebird and Camaro Door Panel Removal (4th Gen)

Posted by Support Staff on 18th Aug 2021

A step by step guide for removing the door panel on your 93-2002 Camaro or Firebird 



Tools Needed:
1. Screw drivers - Philips and flat head

(1) Roll window all the way down and disconnect the negative battery cable.

(2) Remove the window/lock switch by getting your fingers under the bottom and lifting straight up. Use a flat head screwdriver, be careful to not break the window/lock switch assembly or the slots.⬇

Remove the window/lock switch

Remove the window/lock switch by lifting up

(3) Lift straight out.⬇

Remove the window/lock switch use care not to damaged slots

Don’t break off the slots as seen in this photo below (These were already broken).⬇

Remove the window/lock switch slots

(4) Pull off the two electrical connectors. Use a screwdriver for the center one. Use one hand to move the clip lock and the other to pull the plug off.⬇

pull off the two electrical connectors

(5) Remove the lever cover screw.⬇

Remove the lever cover screw

(6) Slightly lift the cover, get your fingers behind the cover and the door lock cover, and pop off the door lock cover.⬇

Pop off the door lock cover.

(7) Remove the door lock plastic lock slide piece.⬇

Remove the door lock plastic piece

(8) Pop off the door lock plastic slide piece. It may be on tight. A small flat head screw driver may help to pry it loose.⬇

Pop off the door lock plastic slide piece

(9) With one hand, raise door handle and with the other move the cover in the direction of the arrow to release the cover.⬇

Release the cover

(10) With the cover loose, raise the handle and maneuver the cover off the door handle.⬇

Maneuver the cover off the door handle

(11) Disconnect the light. Grab the connector and twist it. It should come off easily.⬇

Disconnect the light

Light plug

After light is disconnected

(12) Remove the side mirror cover. Remove the single screw.⬇

 Remove the side mirror cover

(13) Pull it straight out from the door, being careful to not break the small retainers.⬇

Don't break the small retainers

(14) Remove the 4 screws holding the door panel to the door with a large Phillips screw driver: The arrows indicate the screw locations.⬇

Remove the 4 screws holding the door panel to the door

(15) Lift the panel up and then away from the door. The panel has plastic hooks on the back side.⬇ (See both photos below)

Lift the panel up and then away from the door

Back of the door panel and the hooks.⬇

Back of the door panel and the hooks

Congratulations, you have removed the panel!