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How do you Change, Replace, or Install Broken 1998-2001 Nissan Altima Rear Door Panel Replacement

Fits years: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001

All Nissan Altima for sale Tools required:

  • Phillips screwdriver

  • Flathead screwdriver (small)

  • Door Panel Clip Tool (or putty knife)


Step 1: Open the vehicle's REAR door.

Step 2: Pry and open the screw cover inside the interior door pull. Loosen and remove the Phillips screw (1).

Step 3: Pry and remove the interior door handle's bezel.

Step 4: Pry and open the screw cover inside the interior door handle. Loosen and remove the Phillips screw (1).

Step 5: Lift and remove the interior door pull cup/window switch. Disconnect the wiring harness (1).

Step 6: Using the door panel clip tool (or putty knife), pry and remove the door panel from the frame.


A series of retaining clips secures the door panel to the door frame. You will hear them "pop" as they disengage.

Step 7: You can now fully remove the door panel from the vehicle.

Step 8: To reattach the door panel, simply move the panel into position. With a FIRM strike near each retaining clip, you can re-engage them, "snapping" them back into place.

Step 9: Connect the window switch's wiring harness (1) and tighten the Phillips screw (1) to secure the door pull cup/window switch in place. Reattach the screw cover.

Step 10: Tighten the Phillips screw (1) inside the interior door handle. Reattach the screw cover and handle's bezel.
These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to:

98 1998, 99 1999, 00 2000, 01 2001 Nissan Altima Replacement Instructions

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