Step 2: Pry and remove the interior door handle's bezel. Disconnect the wiring harness (1).
Step 3: Pry and remove the locking lever near the TOP of the interior door panel.
Step 4: Pry and remove the trim panel inside the interior door pull. Loosen and remove the Phillips screws (2).
Step 5: Pry and separate the interior door panel from the door frame.
A series of retaining clips secures the panel to the door frame. As you work your way around the outer edge of the panel, you will hear them "pop" free.
Step 6: You can now LIFT and remove the interior door panel.
Step 7: To reattach the interior door panel, use the large retaining clips as your guides, and move the panel into position on the frame. Once in position, use a FIRM, but not too firm, strike near each retaining clip to "snap" them back into place.
Step 8: Tighten the Phillips screws (2). Reattach the trim panel.
Step 9: Reattach the locking lever.
Step 10: Connect the wiring harness (1) to the back of the interior door handle's bezel. Snap the bezel back into place.
These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to
07 2007, 06 2006, 05 2005, 04 2004, 03 2003 Cadillac CTS Front Door Panel (Interior) Replacement Instructions