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How do you Change, Replace, or Install Broken 1998-1999 Toyota Avalon Front Door Panel (Interior) Replacement

Fits years: 1998, 1999

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Tools required:

  • Phillips screwdriver

  • Flathead screwdriver

Step 1: Pry and remove the trim panel near the side mirror mount.

Step 2: Pry and remove the interior door handle's bezel.

Step 3: Pry and lift the power window control panel. Disconnect the wiring harnesses (2) from the UNDERSIDE of the panel. Loosen and remove the Phillips screw (1).

Step 4: Pry and remove the screw covers (2) near the HINGE side of the door panel. Loosen and remove the Phillips screws (2).

Step 5: Pry and remove the screw cover (1) on the arm rest. Loosen and remove the Phillips screw (1).

Step 6: Disengage the retaining pin (1) near the LATCH side of the panel.

To release this pin, depress the CENTER of the pin and pull outward.

Step 7: Loosen and remove the Phillips screws (4) that line the BOTTOM edge of the interior door panel.

Step 8: You can now LIFT and remove the interior door panel. Disconnect the wiring harness (1) from the back of the panel.

Step 9: To reattach the interior door panel, connect the wiring harness (1) and slide the panel into position on the door frame.

NOTE: Be sure that the panel is OVER the lip on the door frame, and that all harnesses have been fed through the openings in the panel.

Step 10: Tighten the Phillips screws (8).

The largest screws go in the control panel and arm rest holes.

Step 11: Connect the wiring harnesses (2), and reattach the window control panel.

Step 12: Reattach the trim panels at the side mirror mount and interior door handle.

Step 13: Reattach the screw covers (3).

Step 14: Re-engage the retaining pin (1) near the LATCH.
These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to:

98 1998, 99 1999 Toyota Avalon Replacement Instructions

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