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Chrysler 200 Interior Door Panel Removal Guide
How to take off the plastic interior door panels in a 2nd generation 2015, 2016 & 2017 Chrysler 200 to upgrade the speakers.

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2015 Chrysler 200 Door Panel
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Door Opener Handle
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Pry Out Trim Piece

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation 2015, 2016 and 2017 Chrysler 200 sedan in taking off the plastic interior door panels in order to upgrade the OEM speakers, add soundproofing material, fix a faulty electrical switch or replace a broken power window motor.

Owners of other Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM or Fiat vehicles such as the 300, Pacifica, Town & Country, Avenger, Charger, Challenger, Journey, Dart, Durango, Magnum, Grand Caravan, Fiat 500, Fiat 124 Spider, Grand Cherokee, Renegade, Wrangler, Compass, Liberty, Patriot, ProMaster, 1500 and C/V Tradesman minivan may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The tools needed to complete this procedure include a small flathead screwdriver, a plastic pry bar tool, a 10mm socket, a 7mm socket, a short extension bar and a 1/4" drive ratchet.

To remove the OEM door speakers, you'll need a Torx T-30 star bit screwdriver.

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Plastic Trim Cover Removed
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Rubber Screw Cover
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Door Pull Handle Well
The first two steps are to lower the power window all the way down and open the door.

Use a small flathead screwdriver or a plastic pry bar tool to gently remove the plastic trim piece located behind the door opener handle.

Set the trim piece aside in a safe place, such as on the floor mat.

Move to the door pull handle in the center of the armrest.

Gently pry out the rubber screw cover at the bottom of the well.

Set the rubber cover aside in a safe place.

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Loosen Counterclockwise
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Silver Bolt Removed
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Remove Armrest Screw
Loosen the silver metal bolt behind the door opener handle by turning it counterclockwise with the 10mm socket and a 1/4" drive ratchet.

You may need to attach a short extension bar to your ratchet in order to reach the bolt.

Set the 10mm bolt aside with its corresponding plastic trim cover.

Remove the black metal screw at the bottom of the well in the door pull handle by turning it counterclockwise with a 7mm socket and a 1/4" drive ratchet.

Set the screw aside with the rubber cover.

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Black Screw Removed
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Insert Large Screwdriver
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Pull Out Pop Rivets
Insert a large flathead screwdriver or a large plastic pry bar tool in between the bottom edge of the door panel and the metal door frame.

Firmly pull out the bottom edge of the door panel to release the plastic pop rivet friction fasteners.

Continue pulling out the pop rivets all along the bottom edge and both sides of the door panel.

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Lift Panel Off Door Frame
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Tilt Top Edge Away
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Press In Release Tab
Carefully lift the plastic door panel off the top of the metal door frame.

Tilt the top edge of the door panel towards yourself and support the bottom edge with your legs.

Press in the release tab on the electrical connector for the power door lock mechanism and the tweeter speaker.

Pull the power plug straight out of its socket.

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Disconnect Power Plug
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Door Handle / Lock Cables
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Gently Lift Rear Edge
Locate the black plastic bracket that secures the door opener handle, door lock switch and two cables to the back side of the door panel.

Gently lift up the rear edge of the bracket to disconnect it from the door panel.



 

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Cables Bracket Removed
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Door Handle Removed
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Disconnect Switch Panel
Pull the door opener handle and the rest of the assembly out of the opening in the door panel.

Press in the release tab on the green plastic electrical connector attached to the underside of the switch panel.

Pull the power plug out of its socket.

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Door Panel Removed
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Metal Door Frame
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OEM Speaker Screws
Set the plastic door panel aside in a safe place.

The OEM door speaker is located at the bottom inner corner of the door frame.

Remove the four screws that secure the OEM speaker to the door frame by turning them counterclockwise with a Torx T30 star bit screwdriver.

The OEM door speaker can be replaced with aftermarket car speakers in the following sizes: 5 1/4" (5.25") and 6 1/2" (6.5").

I highly recommend applying some Dynamat sound deadener to the metal door frame around the new speaker to help stop any rattles or vibrations when you really crank up the volume.

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Power Window Motor
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Hold Panel Near Frame
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Re-Insert Power Plug
If you need to replace a broken power window motor, they are also held in place by Torx T30 screws.

To re-attach the plastic door panel, hold it near the door frame and tilt the top edge towards yourself.

Push the green plastic power plug in to the socket on the underside of the switch panel until it clicks securely in to place.

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Power Door Luck Plug
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Re-Insert Door Handle
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Cables Bracket Secured
Push the black plastic power plug for the door lock and tweeter speaker in to its socket.

Lower in the front edge of the door opener handle and door lock switch cables bracket in to the opening.

Gently snap in the rear edge of the bracket to secure it in place.

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Lower Door Panel On Frame
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Line Up Pop Rivets
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Firmly Tap In Fasteners
Lower the top edge of the plastic door panel on to the upper lip on the metal door frame.

Line up the white plastic pop rivets on the back side of the door panel with their corresponding holes in the metal door frame.

Firmly tap in the pop rivets all along the bottom edge and both sides of the door panel.

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Bolt, Screw, Trim Pieces
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Re-Insert Black Screw
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Tighten Clockwise
Re-insert the small black metal screw in to the bottom of the well in the armrest.

Tighten the 7mm screw in the clockwise direction until it is snug.

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Re-Insert Silver Bolt
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Tighten Clockwise
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Line Up Plastic Cover
Replace the silver metal bolt behind the door opener handle and tighten it in the clockwise direction with the 10mm socket and a 1/4" drive ratchet.

Line up the black plastic trim cover and gently snap it back in to place.

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Pop In Plastic Trim Piece
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Replace Rubber Cover
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Door Panel Replaced
Lower the rubber screw cover down in to the bottom of the door pull handle in the center of the armrest.

Sit inside the car, close the door and verify that the door opener handle, door lock rocker switch, power window switch, power door lock switch and speaker all work properly.

For more, please check out all of my 2015-2017 Chrysler 200 DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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