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How do you Change, Replace, or Install Broken 2001-2005 Honda Civic Rear Door Panel (Interior) Replacement

Fits years: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

All Honda Civic for sale Tools required:

  • Phillips screwdriver

  • Flathead screwdriver (small)

  • Door Panel Clip Tool (or putty knife)


Step 1: Open the vehicle's door.

Step 2: Pry and remove the trim panel inside the interior door handle, exposing Phillips screws (2). Loosen and remove these screws.

Step 3: Pry and remove the trim panel lining the interior door pull, exposing Phillips screws (2). Loosen and remove these screws.

Step 4: Pry and remove the interior door handle's bezel. Disconnect the rod attached to the back of the bezel by disengaging the clip.

Step 5: Using the door panel clip tool (or putty knife), pry and remove the interior door panel from the door frame.


A series of retaining clips line the door panel to attach it to the frame. Slide your tool between the door panel and the frame until you reach a clip. When you do, pry outward to disengage it.

Step 6: You can now remove the interior door panel. Disconnect the wiring harness (1) attached to the back of the interior door panel.

Step 7: To reattach the interior door panel, firmly strike the panel near each retaining clip, re-engaging it.


NOTE: Be careful not to damage the panel! Also, be sure to reconnect the wiring harness before reattaching the panel!

Step 8: Re-engage the rod to the back of the interior door handle, tighten the Phillips screws (4), and reattach the trim panels to complete the project.
These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to:

01 2001, 02 2002, 03 2003, 04 2004, 05 2005 Honda Civic Replacement Instructions

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