Step 2: Using the flathead screwdriver, pry and remove the trim panel near the side mirror's mounting area.
Step 3: Disconnect the wiring harness (1) from the back of this trim panel.
Step 4: Pry and remove the interior door handle's bezel. Disconnect the wiring harness (1) from the back of the bezel.
Step 5: Pry and remove the reflector from the interior door panel.
Step 6: Loosen and remove the Phillips screw (1) behind the reflector's mounting point.
Step 7: Loosen and remove the Phillips screw (1) inside the interior door handle.
Step 8: Using the door panel clip tool (or putty knife), pry and separate the interior door panel from the door frame. You will hear the retaining pins â€œpopâ€ as they disengage, releasing the panel.
Step 9: Disconnect the wiring harness (1) from the back of the interior door panel.
Step 10: You can now completely remove the interior door panel.
Step 11: To reattach the interior door panel, connect the wiring harness (1), and mount it to the door frame by re-engaging the retaining pins.
NOTE: Be sure to slide the edge of the interior door panel onto the groove that holds the panel in place. This will make sense once you see the back of the panel!
Step 12: With a firm â€œstrikeâ€ (but not too firm!) near each retaining pin, you can snap all of the retaining pins back into place.
Step 13: Tighten the Phillips screws (2) â€“ one near the interior door handle and the other near the reflector mount.
Step 14: Reconnect the wiring harness (1) to the back of the interior door handle's bezel, and â€œsnapâ€ it back into position.
Step 15: Reattach the wiring harness to the back of the trim panel (near the side mirror mount), and â€œsnapâ€ it back into position.
These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to
05 2005, 04 2004, 03 2003, 02 2002, 01 2001, 00 2000 Buick LeSabre Front Door Panel (Interior) Replacement Instructions