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Toyota Camry Interior Door Panel Removal Guide
How to remove the door panels of a 07-11 Camry to add soundproofing, replace the speaker or power window motor.

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Camry Front Door Panel
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Pry Up Trim Piece
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Door Pull Trim Cover

This automotive maintenance "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the XV40 generation 2007 to 2011 Toyota Camry sedan in removing the interior door panels in order to add soundproofing, upgrade the OEM door speaker or replace the power window motor.

Owners of other Toyota or Lexus vehicles such as the Corolla, Matrix, Yaris, Avalon, Venza, RAV4, FJ Cruiser, Highlander, 4Runner, Sequoia, Land Cruiser, Tacoma, Sienna, IS 250, IS 350, ES 350, GS 350, LS 460, and the Aurion sedan in Australia may also find guide to be helpful.

The tools needed to remove the interior door panels include a small flathead screwdriver and a standard Phillips head screwdriver.

To remove the OEM door speakers requires either a Phillips head screwdriver or a 10mm socket with ratcheting wrench.

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Pry Out Door Handle Trim
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Door Handle Trim Removed
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Push In Pop Rivet
The first step is to use a small flathead screwdriver to pry off the silver trim piece that covers the door pull. Behind that trim piece there are two Phillips head screws that need to be removed.

Then pry out the small black plastic bowl trim piece located behind the door handle. Remove the one Phillips head screw located behind the trim piece.

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Pry Out Plastic Fastener
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Top Corner Panel Fastener
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Remove Door Panel Screw
Push in the center of the pop rivet located at the top corner of the door panel below the side view mirror and pull it out of the panel.
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Screw Behind Door Handle
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Remove 2nd Door Pull Screw
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Pull Off Bottom Door Panel
Once the three Phillips screws and the pop rivet fastener are removed, you can pull out the bottom of the door panel. Release all of the plastic friction fasteners around the sides and bottom of the door panel until it is hinged at the top.
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Pry Out Upper Trim Piece
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Side View Mirror Bolts
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Courtesy Light Connector
It's easier to remove the door panel if you first pry off the trim piece at the top corner of the door that hides the side view mirror bolts and power connector. On some vehicles, this trim piece contains the tweeter speaker.
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Pull Out Courtesy/Step Light
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Disconnect Step Light
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Pull Out Door Handle
The courtesy step light needs to be disconnected before you can swing the panel up and access the other power connectors. Pop out the light by pushing from the rear of the panel and then unplug the power connector.

Next pop the door handle out of the rear of the panel.



 

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Power Connectors
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Pry Out Connectors
The last items that need to be disconnected are the power connectors for the power door lock and power window switches.

Push down on the power connector release tabs with a small flathead screwdriver before wiggling out the connector.

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Power Door Lock / Windows
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Door Panel Removed
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Power Window Scissor Lift
Pull the door panel upwards off the door frame and set it aside in a safe place.
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OEM Door Speaker
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Remove 10mm Screws
If you'd like to replace the OEM speaker with an aftermarket unit, use a Phillips head screwdriver or a 10mm socket with ratcheting wrench to remove the four screws that hold it in place. If the speaker sticks to the door frame, use a small flathead screwdriver to pry it off.

Both 6 1/2" (6.5") and 5 1/4" (5.25") aftermarket speakers will fit into the front door panel of a 2007-2011 Toyota Camry with the use of a bracket. I'd recommend buying from Crutchfield since they include free wiring adapters and mounting brackets.

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Pry Off Speaker
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Speaker Removed
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Press Connector Release Tab
Remove the power wire from the OEM speaker by pinching the release tab and wiggling the connector out of the socket.
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Power Connector Removed
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Door Panel Speaker Hole
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Rear of OEM Speaker
If you need to replace the power window motor, removing the speaker allows easier access.
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Power Window Motor
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Hang Door Panel
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Line Up Fasteners & Holes
To replace the door panel, lower it down on to the door frame until it rests securely. Reach behind the panel to pass through the door handle and snap in the power connectors.

Look between the door panel and the door frame to line up the white plastic friction fasteners with the holes in the metal.

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Push Panel In Place
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Insert Plastic Pop Rivet
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Gently push all around the bottom edge and sides of the panel to secure the friction fasteners.

Then replace the outer part of the plastic pop rivet at the top corner of the door panel before inserting the small inner piece.

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Install Door Handle Screw
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Tighten Door Pull Screws
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Install 2nd Phillips Screw
Tighten the Phillips head screw that goes behind the door handle and also the two screws in the door pull.
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Replace Handle Trim
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Door Handle Trim Installed
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Replace Door Pull Trim
Replace the trim piece behind the door handle, the silver trim piece over the door pull and the trim piece that covers the side view mirror bolts.
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Snap On Trim Piece
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Replace Mirror Bolt Cover
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Door Panel Replaced


For more, check out my Toyota Camry Repair & Maintenance Guides page.
 

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