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How do you Change, Replace, or Install Broken 2003-2007 Saturn Ion Front Door Panel (Interior) Replacement

Fits years: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

All Saturn Ion for sale Tools required:

  • Phillips screwdriver

  • Flathead screwdriver


Step 1: Open the vehicle's door.

Step 2: Pry and remove the small trim panel that covers the side mirror's mounting point.

Step 3: Loosen and remove the Phillips screws (3).


Two are inside the interior door pull, while the third is just below the speaker.

Step 4: Pry and remove the retaining clips (2) near the latch of the door.

To disengage the clips, remove the center and pry the clip from the door panel.

Step 5: Pry and remove the automatic door lock switch. Disconnect the wiring harness attached to the back.

Step 6: Pry and remove the mirror control switch. Disconnect the wiring harness attached to the back.

Step 7: Pry and lift the window control switch-panel, disconnect the wiring harnesses (2) attached to the underside of the panel.

Step 8: Pry and remove the interior door panel.


A series of clips line the inside of the door panel. Pry along the outer edge to release the panel from the door frame.

Step 9: To reattach the interior door panel, move the panel back into position, and using a FIRM, but not too firm, strike near each retaining clip, "pop" them back into place.

Step 10: Connect the wiring harnesses (2) to the UNDERSIDE of the power window switch, and "snap" the panel back into place.

Step 11: Connect the wiring harness (1) to the back of the power lock switch. Snap the switch back into place.

Step 12: Connect the wiring harness (1) to the back of the power mirror switch. Snap the switch back into place.

Step 13: Tighten the Phillips screws (3). Reattach the trim panel near the side mirror mount.

Step 14: Re-engage the retaining clips (2) near the door latch.
These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to:

03 2003, 04 2004, 05 2005, 06 2006, 07 2007 Saturn Ion Replacement Instructions

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