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Chrysler Town & Country Door Panel Removal Guide
How to take off the interior door panels of a revised fifth generation 2011 to 2014 Chrysler Town & Country minivan.

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2012 Town & Country
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Trim Piece Behind Handle
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Pry Out Trim Panel

This automotive tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the revised 5th generation (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) Chrysler Town & Country in taking off the interior door panels in order to upgrade the OEM speakers, add soundproofing material, replace the power window motor, or fix a faulty electrical switch.

Owners of related Chrysler Group minivan vehicles such as the Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Grand Voyager, Lancia Grand Voyager, Ram C/V Tradesman Cargo Van and the Volkswagen Routan may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The tools needed to remove the door panel include a small flathead screwdriver, a Torx T-20 star bit screwdriver, a flathead screwdriver or a plastic trim panel removal tool, and needle nose pliers.

To remove the OEM door speaker, you'll need a Torx T-25 screwdriver. The power window motor screws are Torx T-30.

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Screw Behind Cover
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Remove Torx T20 Screw
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Screw Cover Below Arm Rest
The first step is to pry out the small rectangular trim piece behind the door opener handle. I was able to pull out the trim panel with my finger but you may need to use the small flathead screwdriver.

Remove the single screw behind the cover by turning it counter clockwise with the Torx T20 star bit screwdriver.

Set the trim piece and the screw aside in a safe place.

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Pry Out Trim Piece
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Remove Torx T-20 Screw
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2 Screws & 2 Trim Pieces
The 2nd screw that needs to be removed is underneath a rectangular trim panel just below in the arm rest and near the door pull handle.

Pry out the trim piece with the small flathead screwdriver.

Remove the single screw under the cover by turning it counter clockwise with the Torx T20 screwdriver.

Set the trim piece and the screw aside with the other parts.

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Pull Off Sail Panel
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Insert Flathead Screwdriver
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Pull Out Pop Rivet Fasteners
Then move to the top inner corner of the door panel and gently pull off the sail panel. You may need to pry it off with the small flathead screwdriver.

On some models, the sail panel may contain a tweeter speaker that needs to be disconnected.

Next move to the bottom of the panel and insert a flathead screwdriver or an automotive trim panel tool.

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

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White Plastic Pop Rivets
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Courtesy Step Light Plug
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Press Tab - Unplug Light
Continue pulling out the white plastic friction fasteners all along the bottom and sides of the door panel.

Press the release button on the white plastic power connector for the courtesy step light and pull it out.

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Switch Panel Connector
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Press Tab - Remove Plug
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Lift Door Panel Off Frame
Then disconnect the green plastic electrical plug for the switch panel by pressing the release button and pulling it straight out of the socket.

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

Tilt the top of the door panel towards yourself while supporting the bottom with your thighs.



 

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Door Opener Handle Cable
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Squeeze Together Two Prongs
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Pull Collar Out of Bracket
To disconnect the cable attached to the door opener handle mechanism, first squeeze together the two white plastic prongs on the collar.

Pull the white plastic collar out of the bracket and swing the cable out towards the door frame.

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Lift Cylinder Out of Socket
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Door Panel Removed
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Metal Door Frame
Lift the metal cylinder at the end of the cable out of the socket.

Now you can remove the door panel and set it aside in a safe place.

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OEM Door Speaker
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Remove 4 Torx T-25 Screws
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Pull Off Speaker
To replace the OEM door speaker, remove the four Torx T25 screws by turning them counter clockwise.

Pull the speaker out of the door frame and press the release button on the power plug to disconnect it.

The OEM door speaker can be replaced with 5 1/4" (5.25") or 6 1/2" (6.5") aftermarket speakers. I'd recommend purchasing new speakers from Crutchfield since they usually include any necessary wiring adapters or mounting brackets.

The power window motor is held in place by three Torx T-30 screws.

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Disconnect Power Plug
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Window Motor - Torx T30
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Insert Metal Cylinder In Socket
To replace the door panel, hold it near the door frame and angle the top towards yourself while supporting the bottom with your thighs.

Insert the metal cylinder at the end of the door opener cable in to the socket.

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Push Plastic Collar In Bracket
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Hang Door Panel On Frame
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Push In Switch Panel Plug
Swing the cable towards the panel and push the white plastic collar in to the hole in the bracket.

Guide the door lock stalk at the outer corner in to the hole in the panel.

Lower the door panel down on to the lip of the metal door frame.

Carefully raise the bottom of the panel and re-insert the green plastic switch panel electrical connector until it clicks in to place.

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Connect Courtesy Step Light
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Line Up Friction Fasteners
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Tap Panel - Insert Pop Rivets
Push in the white plastic power plug for the courtesy step light bulb near the bottom of the panel.

Line up the white plastic pop rivet friction fasteners on the rear of the panel with their corresponding plastic grommets in the metal door frame.

Firmly tap the bottom edge and two sides of the door frame to fully insert the pop rivet fasteners.

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Replace Arm Rest Screw
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Push In Trim Screw Cover
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Replace Door Handle Screw
Replace the screw below the arm rest and tighten it by turning it clockwise with the Torx T-20 screwdriver.

Push the rectangular trim cover back in place over the screw.

Insert the screw behind the door opener handle and tighten it with the Torx T20 screwdriver.

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Snap In Handle Screw Cover
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Push On Sail Panel
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Door Panel Replaced
Push in the rectangular trim piece behind the door opener handle to cover the screw.

Replace the sail panel at the top inner corner of the door panel.

Get in to the vehicle, close the door, and check that the door opener handle, door lock stalk, power window switch, and power door locks switch are all working properly.

For more, check out my other Chrysler Town & Country Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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