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I need to remove the passenger side rear door inner panel, as it rattles and I want to see why.

I see there is ONE screw. Am I correct to assume that you simply remove that ONE screw and then pry of the panel around the edges???
Is it that simple? Do the clips often break? Can I replace any broken ones with a trip to AZ???

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Oldworld, I have done this a twice in the past month lol - once to replace the speakers and once to tint my windows. Here is how I did it ...

1. Pry off the door lock switch / button - it should just pop off.
2. Pry off the plastic surround around the door release handle (the chrome one)
3. Right below the door armrest (where the window button is) there is a bolt there - kinda under it - it is in a small hole and you can't miss it!
4. At the bottom of the door panel on the right or left side around the curved part of it, there is another bolt there.
5. Now carefully lift UP on the entire panel (it slides off upwards).
6. Now you will see the wiring connector to your window switch and door light which you can easily disconnect and remove the entire panel thereafter.
7. Installation is reverse just make sure you get it lined up and gently press on it while pushing it down to make sure all the plastic holders lock in place.

If you are still stuck, I can take some pics perhaps lol.
 

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Hey I just thought about the rattling cos mine was doing that once and it turned out to be the little light bulb inside the courtesy light that came off and was rattling inside the lense lol. I dunno if you might have the same issue...
 

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You know whats wierd is that if you push anywhere on the door panel, including the armrest, it makes noise. Like a plastic flex noise.
Never ever had that on any other vehicle I owned, including work vans. I hate noises that don't belong, so I am going to take it apart and see whats up. Thanks for the directions....
Does any one else have panel that eeeekkkk from touching them??
I even notice when driving if I rest my left leg on the driver door panel, it also makes a sqeeking type noise.
That just seems odd...
 

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Hmmm...when I use to do stereo installations I remember that alot of times when we replaced the factory plastic sheet (under the door panel, stuck to the actual door) with dynamat or some sort of thicker dampening stuff - all noise would be gone. That factory plastic sheet is a POS and I can't wait to replace mine as well. I think it might be the plastic rubbing against the plastic of the door in these??
 

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Removed it a few min ago...very easy. Thanks for the instructions.
Bothing was losse and all seemed to be in place. That plastic liner may be an issue.
What I did think was interesting was the LARGE speaker grill mounted to the door panel. Removing the panel reveals a small 6 inch or so round speaker.
Here I am thinking this truck has large speakers all around. I was wrong.
Wonder what the truck sound would be with the larger speakers installed that would actually fit the grills....lol

Never amazes me how eye candy is everything.....what you see is not always what you get.....:thepan:
 

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No problem at all! LOL, that's what I thought when I removed the rear door panel to replace the speakers and was surprised they were smaller than the front ones! More like a 5.25" and I had to cut the plastic to get my 6.5" to fit in there.

Yeah you would think they would at least put 6.5" all way round ...
 

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If you don't mind me asking...............what made you change the existing speakers in the rear to larger ones???? Did it change the sound drastically?
My system sounds pretty nice.....just wondering if the size change makes it even better.

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If you don't mind me asking...............what made you change the existing speakers in the rear to larger ones???? Did it change the sound drastically?
My system sounds pretty nice.....just wondering if the size change makes it even better.

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Well for one, being a past pro audio video installer I definately did not like the factory Bose for sure so I replaced them with Infinity 6022i 2-Way speakers with adjustable tweeters in them (you can adjust the firing angle which is great!). Besides, I needed something to keep up with my pair of 15's and I am very happy with the replacements. Sound quality is great and sounds very balanced both inside and out :)
 

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I need to remove the passenger side rear door inner panel, as it rattles and I want to see why.

I see there is ONE screw. Am I correct to assume that you simply remove that ONE screw and then pry of the panel around the edges???
Is it that simple? Do the clips often break? Can I replace any broken ones with a trip to AZ???

Thanks
Did you ever get that inner panel off? I need to try to fix the window regulator, but I don't want to damage anything else in the process.

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Yes............the panel comes off really very easy. I believe there was two screws and the whole panel simply slides upward. Piece of cake that anyone can do
 

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I have several FORD work vans. Those "trucks" take a beating and their interior panels are 100% silent. One would think, yet dare assume that a luxury vehicle of this escalade caliber would also have panels that would be silent as well.
Because its a truck should have no bearing on its being quiet.
 

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I have several FORD work vans. Those "trucks" take a beating and their interior panels are 100% silent. One would think, yet dare assume that a luxury vehicle of this escalade caliber would also have panels that would be silent as well.
Because its a truck should have no bearing on its being quiet.
perhaps this may be true. i wonder if the new 07 and ups rattle.
 
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