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How do you Change, Replace, or Install Broken 2004-2008 Chevrolet Malibu Front Door Panel (Interior) Replacement

Fits years: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

All Chevrolet Malibu for sale Tools required:

  • T25 Torx Driver

  • Flathead screwdriver

  • 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 pull. Loosen and remove the T25 Torx screws (2).

Step 3: Pry and remove the interior door handle's bezel. Disconnect the wiring harness (1).

Step 4: Pry and remove the power window control panel. Disconnect the wiring harnesses (2).

Step 5: Disengage the retaining pins near the LATCH of the door.


To disengage these pins, simply depress the center and pull them from the door panel.

Step 6: Pry and remove the trim panel near the side mirror mount. Disconnect the wiring harness (1).

Step 7: Using the door panel clip tool (or putty knife), pry and separate the interior door panel from the frame.


A series of retaining clips secures the door panel to the door frame. By working your way around the outer edge of the panel, you'll feel each clip. When you do, pry outward " each clip should "pop" as it disengages.

Step 7: Disconnect the wiring harness (1) from the back of the interior door panel. The panel should now be free from the door frame.

Step 8: To reattach the interior door panel, simply reverse the removal process.


Connect the wiring harness and using a FIRM, but not too firm, strike near each retaining clip, "pop" them back into place. Re-engage the retaining pins (2), reconnect all wiring harnesses, and snap all trim panels and bezels back into place.
These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to:

04 2004, 05 2005, 06 2006, 07 2007, 08 2008 Chevrolet Malibu Replacement Instructions

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