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Toyota Camry Door Panel Removal Guide
How to take off the interior door panels of an XV50 seventh generation 2012 to 2016 Toyota Camry with pictures.

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2013 Camry Door Panel
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Pull Off Sail Panel
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Pry Out Trim Piece

This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the XV50 7th generation (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) Toyota Camry in removing an interior door panel in order to upgrade the OEM speaker, replace a power window motor, add soundproofing material or fix a faulty window or door lock switch.

Owners of other Toyota, Scion or Lexus vehicles such as the Yaris, Corolla, Matrix, RAV4, Prius, Tacoma, Tundra, Sienna, FJ Cruiser, Venza, Highlander, Avalon, 4Runner, Land Runner, Sequoia, IS 250, ES 350, GS 350, tC, xB, xD, iQ and FR-S may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The tools required to take off the door panel include a small flathead screwdriver, a standard sized Phillips head screwdriver and a flathead screwdriver or trim panel removal tool.

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Door Handle Trim Panel
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Pry Up Switch Panel
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Lift Straight Up
The first step is to gently pull off the "sail" panel at the top corner of the door. You may need to use the small flathead screwdriver to pry off the panel.

Then use the flathead screwdriver to gently pry out the trim piece behind the door opener handle.

Next move to the rear of the plastic power window and power door lock switch panel on the arm rest and carefully pry it out.

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Press Release Tab
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Disconnect Power Plugs
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Switch Panel Removed
Press the release buttons on the power connectors on the underside of the switch panel and pull them straight out of their sockets.
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Remove Phillips Head Screw
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Remove Phillips Screw
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Set Aside Screws & Panels
Use a Phillips head screwdriver to remove the single screw behind the door opener handle and set it aside in a safe place.

Then remove the larger Phillips head screw that was beneath the switch panel.

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Pull Up Arm Rest
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Arm Rest Removed
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Remove 3rd Phillips Screw
Pull up the arm rest panel and set it aside with the other panels.

Remove the 3rd and final Phillips head screw that was hidden by the arm rest panel.

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3 Screws & 4 Trim Pieces
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Pull Out Bottom of Panel
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Courtesy / Step Light
Once the 4 trim panels and 3 Phillips head screws have been removed, you can begin removing the door panel.

Move to the bottom of the panel and gently pull it away from the door frame to disengage the white plastic pop rivet friction fasteners.

If you have trouble pulling out the bottom edge of the panel, try using a pry bar tool.

Continue pulling out the pop rivet friction fasteners along the bottom and sides of the door panel.

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Bottom of Panel Removed
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Disconnect Courtesy Light
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Lift Off Door Panel
Lift the bottom of the door panel a few inches away from the door frame and locate the power connector for the "step" or "courtesy" light.

Press the release button on the power plug and slide it straight out of the socket.

Lift the door panel up and off the metal door frame.



 

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Handle / Lock Cables
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Pop Off Handle/Lock Assembly
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Set Door Panel Aside
Lean the top of the door panel towards yourself and support the bottom with your thighs.

Lift the door opener handle and lock/unlock switch assembly out of the bracket on the rear of the door panel.

Set the plastic door panel aside in a safe place.

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Front Passenger Door Frame
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OEM Door Speaker
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Remove Phillips Screws
To take off the OEM door speaker, remove the 4 Phillips head screws and pull it out of the door frame.

Install the new aftermarket speaker in to the door frame.

I would recommend applying some Dynamat Sound Deadener to the metal door frame to stop any unwanted vibrations or rattles and make your new speakers sound better.

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Pull Off Speaker
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4 Phillips Head Screws
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Hold Panel Near Frame
Replace the door panel by first holding it near the door frame and supporting the bottom with your thighs.

Pull the power connector wires out of the hole in the door panel where the switch panel will be re-installed.

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Line Up Door Handle/Lock
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Snap Assembly In Place
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Hang Door Panel On Frame
Insert the door opener handle through the hole in the panel.

Snap the door handle and lock switch assembly in place on the bracket on the rear of the panel.

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Line Up Plastic Pop Rivets
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Tap Edges of Panel
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Pull Out Power Plugs
Line up the white plastic pop rivet fasteners on the bottom and sides of the panel before pushing them back in to place.

Firmly tap the bottom and sides of the panel to fully seat the pop rivet friction fasteners.

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Replace Arm Rest Screw
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Replace Door Handle Screw
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Replace Arm Rest Panel
Replace the Phillips head screws below the switch panel and the arm rest.

Replace the third Phillips head screw behind the door opener handle.

Push the arm rest panel back down in place.

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Push On Power Connectors
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Push On Switch Panel
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Line Up Door Handle Trim
Slide the power connectors straight back in to their sockets on the underside of the switch panel.

Gently push the switch panel back in place until the friction fasteners are fully seated.

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Snap Panel In Place
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Push On Sail Panel
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Door Panel Replaced
Line up the trim piece behind the door opener handle and gently snap it back in to place.

Push the sail panel back in place at the top corner of the door frame.

For more, check out my other 2012-2016 Toyota Camry DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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