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Thread: 1989 GMC drivers door trim panel

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    I had someone ask me, how do I remove door trim panel for 1989 GMC pickup truck. This guy wants to know how to remove his drivers door trim panel, he has everything off, but cannot figure out what is still holding it on on the arm rest area, can anyone refresh this worn out gourd of mine, I can't remember what all is there, he said he can't see any visible screws or bolts, is there a platic cap or plug hiding the screws, bolts,or what? I told him to look for some kind of cap or insert hiding them. Does anyone have an exploded view of door panel removal procedures that can be posted here? He wants to replace the inner weatherstrip that is stapled to the top of the panel, also, can he just reuse the original staples, if he get 'em out ok? Or is there a better way to re-attach it? Thanks all answers.........Larry

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    On my '89 Chevy silverado there are 2 bolts hidden under plug covers at the ends of the door pull strap. Does he have those out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldtimer
    I had someone ask me, how do I remove door trim panel for 1989 GMC pickup truck. This guy wants to know how to remove his drivers door trim panel, he has everything off, but cannot figure out what is still holding it on on the arm rest area, can anyone refresh this worn out gourd of mine, I can't remember what all is there, he said he can't see any visible screws or bolts, is there a platic cap or plug hiding the screws, bolts,or what? I told him to look for some kind of cap or insert hiding them. Does anyone have an exploded view of door panel removal procedures that can be posted here? He wants to replace the inner weatherstrip that is stapled to the top of the panel, also, can he just reuse the original staples, if he get 'em out ok? Or is there a better way to re-attach it? Thanks all answers.........Larry
    I looked at an old Motors Crash Book and while it doesn't show the way the panel mounts it does show a couple of things that may be of help. The arm rest is separate from the trim panel and probably fastens with screws underneath. The pull strap is also separate and the picture shows that the top strip at the window is also removable. This book shows a general 88 to 96 door so it may not be an accurate picture.

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    The arm rest has 2 screws in the door pull pocket. The arm rest may slide forward or backward to expose a screw. It is hard to say easy to do. http://www.lmctruck.com/icatalog/cd/full.asp?page=95

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    Thanks for answers guys, I have not worked on one of these trucks in years, way too many cob webs in my brain pan.

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