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Old 11-07-2005, 11:06 AM   #1
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Alright right...Im having intermitten problems with the driver side door. the speaker[6in], door switches[all of them, including door locker] work sometime, then dont. if they stop, I have to use the other doors own switches to raise the windows, and its only that door. everything else in the car works.
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I'd pull the panel off and check the connectors and wiring to make sure it is securely hooked up and not rubbing or grounding on anything.

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where are the panel clips at?
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there should be push clips all around the outside of the door. There will also be some screws that hold the door pannel to the door frame. Once the whole pannel is loose you will have to free it from the molding w/o breaking it.

Someone with a 00+ manual will have to fill you in on where all the screws and such are.
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I went and checked things at All Data. Looking at the connections that it shows on the door integration module for the driver'* door (appears to be 4 connectors), much of what you're having problems with runs through that module. The speaker is not one of them, however. Mirrors, locks, windows, and the serial data cable all connect to it. Could there a problem maybe in the boot for the door through which all the wires run?
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Archon, have you had to take the door panels off before? if so, where are the connectors
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I've taken the back one off to replace the window regulator. I haven't the front yet. The back was easy, so, I'd guess the front won't be too hard. Here'* the instructions that I have for removing the door panel.

Door Trim Removal (Front and Rear Doors)
1. Remove the door handle bezel by prying outboard on the front. Then pull forward in order to remove the bezel.

2. Remove the front side door upper trim (mirror patch) using the J 38778 Door Trim Pad and Garnish Clip.
The bezel is attached with one retainer.

3. Using the J 38778, disengage all the push-in retainers. Refer to the illustrations for the location of the front and the rear door retainers.



4. When all the push-in retainers have been disengaged from the door inner panel, remove all the push-in retainers from the trim panel.

5. Pull upward on the door trim panel in order to remove the panel.

6. Using needle-nose pliers, remove the two spring clips from the metal bracket on the door trim pad.

7. Reinsert the spring clips in the plastic retainers on the inner door panel with the flat side of the spring clip facing upward.

8. Hold the top of the trim pad away from the top of the door. Align the three lower push pins in the door retainers.

9. With all the pins aligned, set the three lower pins. This automatically aligns the metal clips to the plastic retainers.

10. Set all the remaining clips.

11. Push the top of the trim pad outward in order to set it. This will engage the top of the trim pad over the inner belt retaining flange.

12. Install the door handle bezel.

13. Install the front side door upper trim (mirror patch).

The links for the pictures don't want to display properly...I'll put them in the next post
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I pulled the door panel off today to check out my window problem. To do that, remove (pull out toward you) all around the perimeter of the door. It helps if you have a door panel tool. If nothing else you may be able to carefully use a screwdriver. Once those are pulled free, you have to push up vertically to slid the clips off their mount. This takes a bit of effort, but it will eventually pop loose. The closer you can keep the panel to the door while doing this, the easier it is. Don't forget to remove the little panel where the tweater is first. That just has one panel clip.

Most of the connections go to the door module. There is one large connection about in the middle of the panel that appears as if at least a couple of leads go to the speaker. Perhaps this is where your problem is. I was pressed for time, so I didn't have time to follow where all those wires went.
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