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Cadillac DTS Forum - 2006 through 2012 Discussion, How to remove door panel on 2008 DTS? in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Dear friends! I need to replace front door links for new one. But i cannot understand how to remove door ...
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    EugeneS is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    How to remove door panel on 2008 DTS?

    Dear friends!
    I need to replace front door links for new one. But i cannot understand how to remove door panels to do this replacement. I have got Heynes book, but there is only short information regarding door panels removal on old Deville. I have unscrewed only 1 screw at the door handle. What are the next steps maybe somebody know?
    Thanks in advance.
    Eugene

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    Re: How to remove door panel on 2008 DTS?

    Nochni zdes ... http://www.gmpartsonline.net/parts/2...iagram=BA06485
    mojet pomojet naiti vashu problemu...

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    Re: How to remove door panel on 2008 DTS?

    Spasibo))). No ya uge vse izuchil. Na kartinkah ne vidno gde ona dergitsya.

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    Re: How to remove door panel on 2008 DTS?

    Oni kak to derjutsya na clips iz nutri, Nujno kogda snimaesh vnutriniu pannel v Verx eeyo talknut`, Mne Okno kogda menyali tam dva ili tri boltika otkrutili (ne znau otkudo no pomoeumu odin iz boltikov nahoditsya tam gde sama ruchka shtob dver` otkrit tam plastikavaya COVER, pod nei odin iz boltikov.

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    Re: How to remove door panel on 2008 DTS?

    Da. tam tolko 1 boltik pod ruchkoi. bolshe otkritih boltov net. Probuyu tyanut na sebya panel boyus slomat. ona treshit. Na starom Deville 3 bolta, a na DTS 1. Pereril uge inet(((

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    Re: How to remove door panel on 2008 DTS?

    hey now don't forget every one wants to read how to remove the door panels.

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    Re: How to remove door panel on 2008 DTS?


    Ok. our final result will be translated in English.

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    Re: How to remove door panel on 2008 DTS?

    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneS View Post

    Ok. our final result will be translated in English.
    Sorry Everyone...
    Eugene... There are push in retainers around the outer perimeter of the panel and two metal clips in the center that can't be pulled out but have to be lifted.
    It is tricky because you have to disengage all the surrounding clips, then hold the outer edges away from the door and lift straight up.

    http://www.justanswer.com/uploads/eb...210854_frt.pdf < this might help even though its for pre 2006 models.

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    Re: How to remove door panel on 2008 DTS?

    Thanks a lot.
    Huh...i did it...quite a difficult job. Later will add pictures.

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    Re: How to remove door panel on 2008 DTS?

    So...pictures for Cadillac DTS owners.
    1. Dismantle out of the door control unit with buttons.
    2. Remove 1 screw under the door handle cover and bezel.
    3. Next use the planar device to dismantle the door panel near the location of 8 retainers . Need strength.
    4. Next lift up the door panel carefully.

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    Re: How to remove door panel on 2008 DTS?

    Very good info, guys. I had to learn all this the hard way on my old 2001 DeVille. BTW, if this is like my DeVille, and from the pictures, it looks like it is, putting the panel back on will be easier if you remove the two clips in the center near the arm rest and slide them back down the way they came off. Then you can just push them back through the metal retainers on the panel as you pop it on. Someone correct me if I'm wrong about this. Fortunately, I haven't had to tear into my DTS, yet.

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    Re: How to remove door panel on 2008 DTS?

    Yes! Absolutely correct reinstalling instruction. 2 metal clips need to be put back on the door.

    This retainer № 8 is very important. Located near the bezel.

    http://www.clipsandfasteners.com/GM_...n_p/a19758.htm

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    Re: How to remove door panel on 2008 DTS?

    Thank you for your post. If you have not done this and are about to attempt it, there is nothing to add, just follow the instructions above. The "hardest part" is getting the 8 retainers loose. The top one near the rear of the door was the hardest. Assembly is a breeze.

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    Very simple really this post made me confident I. Tackling my squeaky panel

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