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Where can I find door panel removal instructions for a 2009 chevy silverado crew cab?

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I was a mechanic for twenty five years and I have never seen "Instructions" in print that tell how to remove door panels. Some special tools are made for this task and make the job much easier but they are not absolutly required. I am not familiar with that specific vehicle however it cant be much different than any other.

First remove all of the door handles, window cranks or power window switch bezels, mirror controls and armrest. These can be held in place by a number of methods such as screws or wire spring clips from behind. Plastic bezels are very fragil and usually have small tabs on them to hold them in place. A very small straight screwdriver can be usefull when removing these. Armrests are bolted to the frame with bolts or large screws for strength.   The panel itself should be held onto the door frame with plastic push pins. These can be pried out using care so you dont damage the panel. You may need to replace a few of these retainers when you reinstall. Once you have the panel loose at the bottom, lift it straight up to release it from the frame where it meets the window. Do not force anything as you will cause damage.

If you are not comfortable doing this, dont. It would seem like an easy task but only to someone experienced in methods that they use and how they work. Good luck with your project

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