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Chevrolet Camaro Interior Door Panel Removal Guide
How to take off the plastic interior door panels in a 5th generation 2010 to 2015 GM Chevy Camaro with pictures.

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2014 Camaro Door Panel
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Pry Out Arm Rest Screw Cover
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Trim Piece Removed

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the fifth generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015) GM Chevrolet Camaro in removing the plastic interior door panels in order to upgrade the OEM door speakers, add soundproofing material, fix a faulty electrical switch or replace a broken power window motor.

Owners of other General Motors vehicles such as the Spark, Cruze, Malibu, Sonic, Impala, Traverse, Tahoe, Trax, SS, GMC Terrain, Acadia, Yukon, Buick Verano, Regal, LaCrosse, Encore, Enclave and the Holden Barina may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The tools needed to take off the door panels include a small flathead screwdriver, a Torx T30 star bit screwdriver, a 7mm socket, a 1/4" drive ratcheting wrench and a large flathead screwdriver or an automotive panel removal tool.

The OEM door speakers are held in place by one 7mm screw.

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Pry Out Door Handle Trim
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Trim Panel Removed
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Remove Arm Rest T30 Torx
The first two steps are to lower the power window all the way down and then open the door.

Pry out the trim piece at the bottom of the door pull well in the center of the arm rest with the small flathead screwdriver.

Then pry out the plastic trim panel behind the door opener handle with the small flathead screwdriver.

Set the two trim pieces aside in a safe place.

Remove the screw at the bottom of the door pull well in the center of the arm rest by turning it counterclockwise with a Torx T-30 star bit screwdriver.

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Torx T-30 Screw Removed
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Loosen Door Handle 7mm
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7mm Screw Removed
Set the Torx T30 screw aside in a safe place next to its corresponding trim piece.

Then remove the screw behind the door opener handle by turning it counterclockwise with the 7mm socket and 1/4" drive ratcheting wrench.

Set the screw aside with the trim piece that covers it.

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Bottom Edge 7mm Screws
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Turn Counterclockwise
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Remove 2nd Bottom 7mm
Remove the two screws along the bottom edge of the door panel by turning them counterclockwise with the 7mm socket and ratcheting wrench.
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7mm Screw On Inner Edge
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1 T30 Screw & 4 7mm Screws
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Insert Flathead Screwdriver
Then move to the top inner corner of the door panel and remove the 7mm screw by turning it counterclockwise.

At this point, you should have removed two trim panels, one Torx T30 screw and four 7mm screws.

Insert a large flathead screwdriver or an automotive panel removal tool in between the bottom edge of the door panel and the metal door frame.

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Pry Out Pop Rivet Fasteners
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Pull Out Metal Clips Top Edge
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6 Metal Clips On Top Edge
Firmly pull out the bottom edge of the door panel to remove the plastic pop rivet friction fasteners.

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

The door panel is still held in place to the metal frame by six metal clips along the top edge.

Firmly pull out the top edge of the door panel to disconnect the six metal clips.

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Slots In Top Edge of Panel
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Pull Off Tweeter Speaker
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3 Metal Friction Fasteners
Once you have the six metal clips popped out, you'll be able to pull the door panel away from the door frame.

Pull the tweeter speaker housing straight off the top of the door panel. It is held in place by three metal clips.

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Unplug Tweeter Speaker
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Disconnect Small Connector
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Press Release Tab
Press the release tab on the black plastic electrical connector and unplug the tweeter speaker.

Then disconnect the black plastic power connector by pressing the release tab.

Unplug the grey plastic electrical connector for the switch panel.

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Disconnect White Plastic Plug
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Door Opener Handle Cable
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Pry Up Green Plastic Tab
Disconnect the small white plastic power plug.

To disconnect the door opener handle cable, first gently pry up the green plastic clip.

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Swing Out Cable
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Lift Ball Out of Socket
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Metal Door Frame
Pull the green plastic clip off the bracket and swing the cable away from the panel.

Lift the metal ball at the end of the cable out of the socket.

The plastic door panel can now be pulled away from the metal door frame and set aside in a safe place.



 

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Re-Insert Fallen Metal Clips
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Metal Clip In Socket
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Replace Rubber Gasket
If any of the six metal retaining clips along the upper edge of the door frame fell out or are misaligned, put them back in to place.
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6 Metal Clips In Place
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Plastic Door Panel Removed
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Remove 7mm Screw
The OEM door speaker is held in place by a single 7mm screw.

Remove the screw by turning it counterclockwise with the 7mm socket and 1/4" drive ratcheting wrench.

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Pull Out OEM Speaker
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Disconnect Speaker Plug
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Line Up Plastic Door Panel
Pull the OEM speaker out of the metal door frame.

Press the release tab on the electrical connector and unplug the OEM speaker.

The OEM door speakers can be replaced with aftermarket speakers in the following sizes: 6 1/2" (6.5") and 6 3/4" (6.75").

I'd recommend purchasing speakers from Crutchfield since they usually include any necessary wiring harnesses, electrical connector adapters and mounting brackets.

If you'd like to reduce road noise and make your new speakers sound their best, apply some Dynamat Sound Deadener to the metal door frame. It will help stop vibrations and rattles when you crank up the volume.

To replace the plastic door panel, hold it near the metal door frame and tilt the top edge towards yourself.

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Door Opener Handle Cable
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Insert Metal Ball In Socket
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Re-attach Green Clip
Re-insert the metal ball at the end of the door opener cable in to the socket.

Push the green plastic clip on to the bracket.

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Push In Power Plugs
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Replace White Plastic Plug
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Re-Insert Door Lock Stalk
Push in the plastic power connectors.

Re-insert the door lock stalk in to its hole at the top outer corner of the door panel.

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Pull Out Tweeter Plug
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Line Up Metal Clips & Slots
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Pop In Metal Retaining Clips
Pull the power plug for the tweeter speaker out of the opening in the top inner corner of the door panel.

Line up the six metal retaining clips on the upper edge of the door frame with the slots in the door panel.

Firmly push in the metal clips in to their slots.

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Tweeter Speaker Housing
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Push In Metal Clips
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Line Up Plastic Pop Rivets
Line up the three metal retaining clips on the underside of the tweeter speaker housing with their slots on the top of the door panel.

Push the tweeter speaker housing down on to the door panel.

Line up the white plastic pop rivet friction fasteners behind the door panel with their corresponding holes in the metal door frame.

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Firmly Tap In Pop Rivets
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Inner Edge 7mm Screw
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Tighten Lower 7mm Screw
Firmly tap in the pop rivets all along the bottom edge and both sides of the plastic door panel.

Replace the 7mm screw at the top inner edge of the door panel by turning it clockwise.

Re-insert the two 7mm screws on the bottom edge of the door panel and tighten them in the clockwise direction.

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2nd Bottom Edge 7mm Screw
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Replace Door Handle Screw
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Push In Trim Panel
Replace the 7mm screw behind the door opener handle by turning it clockwise.

Gently snap in the plastic trim panel behind the door opener handle.

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Replace Arm Rest T30 Screw
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Pop In Screw Cover
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Plastic Door Panel Replaced
Tighten the screw at the bottom of the door pull well in the center of the arm rest by turning it clockwise with the Torx T30 screwdriver.

Replace the plastic trim piece at the bottom of the door pull well.

Sit inside the vehicle, close the door and verify that the door opener handle, power door lock switch, door lock stalk and power window switch all still work properly.

For more, check out my other 2010-2015 GM Chevrolet Camaro DIY Repair Guides.
 

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