Remove / Install the Outer Door Panel (’97-’00 coupe)

Author: Jonathan Swain (aka "PurdueGuy")

Relevant Models

1997-2000 SC1
1997-2000 SC2


The procedure should be exactly the same as shown for all ’97-’00 coupes, extremely similar for 01-02 coupes, and pretty similar for other S-Series models.


  • T27 Torx bit
  • T15 Torx bit or screwdriver
  • Ratchet
  • Socket extension
  • Flat-head screwdriver
  • (recommended) Rag


Step 4

Remove 10 torx screws. They will be in tight, so you’ll need the leverage of a ratchet most likely.  I was not able to loosen mine with a torx screwdriver.  You’ll need a T27 torx bit, and an extension helps a lot for the 2 at the front end of the door.

Step 5

Remove small torx screw.  Use the T15 socket or screwdriver.

Step 6

Remove trim end piece.  You can probably pop it out with your fingers.  If not, use a flat-head screwdriver.

Step 7

Remove trim.  Just pry it up bit by bit with a screwdriver.  I recommend putting a rag over the end to prevent scratching your paint.

Step 8

Remove panel.  Close the door and wiggle it off.  You’re done!  To access just about anything in the door, just peel back part of the black covering.


Installation is pretty much the reverse of removal.  When you put the door panel on, be sure to line up the lock with the lock hole.  When I first reattached the panel on my car, the lock pushed the black ring partially out, and I had to remove the panel again.

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