Step 2: Depress the center of the small plug just beneath the side mirror trim panel and remove it. Remove the small triangular trim panel that covers the mirror's mounting area.
Use the Phillips screwdriver to push the center of the plug.
Step 3: Using the flathead screwdriver, pry and remove the trim panel behind the interior door handle. This exposes (2) Phillips screws. Remove them.
Step 4: Using the flathead screwdriver, pry and lift the window control switch-panel. Disconnect the wiring harnesses attached to the back of the switch-panel.
Step 5: Loosen and remove the Phillips screws (2) that are just beneath the interior door pull.
Step 6: Pry and remove the interior door handle's trim panel. Disconnect the wiring harness attached to it.
You will also have to disengage the door-lock rod. You can simply slide the attachment point to the side and slide it from the panel.
Step 7: You can now lift and remove the interior door panel.
There are several retaining clips that line the outer edge of the door panel. As you pull the panel from the door frame, you will feel them disengage.
Step 8: Disconnect the wiring harnesses attached to the back of the interior door panel.
Step 9: Mount the new door panel.
Simply reverse the removal process. Be sure to reconnect all wiring harnesses, re-engage all of the retaining clips, and reattach all of the trim panels. Also, be sure that you re-engage the door handle's locking rod, as without it, you won't be able to open the door!
These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to
06 2006, 05 2005, 04 2004, 03 2003, 02 2002 Honda CR-V Front Door Panel Replacement Instructions