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Old 05-01-2003, 12:54 AM   #1
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I was just driving my car around and I heard that the back driver side door panels are making noise. It sounds like it'* loose or rubbing against something. It'* small but annoying. Any help on how to fix this ?
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I got the same thing..after i tinted my windows. I think when they put ur door panels back on they do a shitty job and it comes loose again. I think the best way to fixing it is actually taking the door panel off and putting it back on correctly. I'm pretty sure u got tinted windows right?
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Reusing old pins can cause this and poor alignment are two reasons. All the plastic on the interior can cause squeaky noises and it is from poorly placed trim or unprotected worn parts.

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I did get my windows tinted a while ago....................Well how would we fix this ? I have absolutely no clue on how to take off the panels better yet change the pins. Has anyone done this before ?
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Does anyone know how to take off the door panels ? I need to check and make sure it was installed properly because that noise is making me nuts..............you know what I mean It'* a small noise but'* it'* driving me crazy.
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Does anyone know how to take off the door panels ?
Groan...

In my Copious Free Time™ I want to write a TechInfo article on this very thing; in the meantime I'd suggest searching this forum for previous postings about it. Several of us have written how-to postings on it, but unfortunately I haven't archived mine where I can easily get at them again.

Maybe somebody who'* better at searching the archives than I am can turn up some links about it.

P.*. I finally traced down the annoying rattle in my driver'* door: Turned out to be two CD jewel boxes in the map pocket, rattling against each other.
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well.. this is only ASSUMING that the rear doors are like the front doors since I've only take off the front ones on my brother'* Bonneville. There are several screw locations:
1. Behind the band on the door handle/puller (the little strip that is black on all Bonneville'*, it pops off
2. behind the light there are two screws I believe
3. pop off the plastic trim peice behind the door handle (the one to open the door)

The rest is clips I believe.. work around the edge of hte panel very carefully and slowly.
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well.. this is only ASSUMING that the rear doors are like the front doors since I've only take off the front ones on my brother'* Bonneville. There are several screw locations:
1. Behind the band on the door handle/puller (the little strip that is black on all Bonneville'*, it pops off
2. behind the light there are two screws I believe
3. pop off the plastic trim peice behind the door handle (the one to open the door)

The rest is clips I believe.. work around the edge of hte panel very carefully and slowly.
1. The little strip at the upper end of the pull handle is dark gray, and unclips at the front (leading) edge, then swings out and unhooks the back edge.

2. Right.

3. Right.

Not sure about the back doors, but the front doors also have screws at the bottom going through the map pocket which must be unscrewed before popping the panel fasteners.
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