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How do you Change, Replace, or Install Broken 2000-2004 Subaru Outback Rear Door Panel Replacement

Fits years: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

All Subaru Outback for sale Tools required:

  • Phillips screwdriver

  • Flathead screwdriver


Step 1: Open the vehicle's REAR door.

Step 2: Pry and remove the power window switch from the door frame. Disconnect the wiring harness (1).

Step 3: Pry and remove the interior door handle's bezel.

Step 4: Pry and remove the screw cover (1) located on the interior door pull.

Step 5: Loosen and remove the Phillips screw (1) exposed by removing the screw cover.

Step 6: Pry and remove the Phillips screw (1) exposed by removing the power window switch.

Step 7: You can now LIFT and remove the interior door panel.


You will hear the retaining clips securing the panel to the door frame "pop" as they disengage.

Step 8: To reattach the panel, slide it over the "lip" near the window, and FIRMLY strike near each retaining clip. They will "snap" into place.

Step 9: Reattach the interior door handle's bezel.

Step 10: Tighten the Phillips screws (2).

Step 11: Reattach the screw cover (1).

Step 12: Connect the window switch's wiring harness (1) and "snap" the switch back into place on the door panel.
These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to:

00 2000, 01 2001, 02 2002, 03 2003, 04 2004 Subaru Outback Replacement Instructions

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