You guys make me
I've taken my door panel off before on my 01 ssei FormulaSSEi
I always like to start a project on the passenger side and low if possible, just incase I mess something up I don't sit right next to it and others might not notice. Anyways there actualy is NO TRICK, just PULL and LIFT. Couldn't believe it, You can pull off the door panel with no tools. It makes it easier if you have a panel popper, but I just used a flat head screw dirver just to pry a space for my fingers.
PROCDURE for door panel removal on +00 ssei
(There are NO SREWS attaching the door panel )
1. Start on bottom edge of door on the side closer to the door hinges.
2. lift up bottom edge with panel puller or flat head and get you fingers under there.
3. LIFT up and PULL out
4. work from inside edge (highe side) to outside edge pulling up and out popping out each clip.
5. Be careful, don't pull violently hard and break something. Go slow the whole door is plastic.
6. Once you have most the clips out , disconect the wiring harness'* for the widows and stuff before you try to walk away with the door panel. ( drivers side has 2 harness'es to disconect)
Weird thing about these cars is that the speaker attaches to the door panel and not the door itself, Don't know why. My 96 Aurora doors where like this too. There'* probably 14-18 clips holding the door on. Check them out in the picture below.
Removal of tweeter
1. Pull up and out ( 1 clip)
2. That'* it.
Couldn't belive the whole door can just be pulled off. Tweeter pod pict
My next plan is to angle the tweeters some. This will help front Imaging big time. the Pass side isn't too bad but the drivers side needs to be higher because the sound bounces off the rising hump of the drivers gauges. looks great but not optimal for sound quality competiors. Going to be a fiberglass project. I wanted another little triangle piece to work on but GM only sells that tweeter pod with the speaker in it for $49 per side. I don't want that POS stock tweeter speaker, just the plastic housing, "Not from GM you wont." says the parts guy.
Anyways hope this helps many people in the future!
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