Want to repaint covers as there is rust showing on drivers side due too my leg resting on it. I am assuming that it will pop off without needing to remove door panel but would like to make sure beforehand.
Had panels off before and I don’t like to remove them. The straw trick is a winner for sure👍Yes, the door panel must be removed. It's not difficult, just follow @Dicktator's DIY.
Quick tip, when putting the panel back on you'll need to guide the door lock rod into the hole at the top of the panel. Get a drinking straw and slip it over the rod, then drop the panel back over the straw, slip the straw out and ta-dah!
I get it. They are a bit of a pain. I've had ours off numerous times for various reasons (new speakers, both door latches, replacing the plastic barrier, lubricating the window mechanism, sound deadening and such). I try to take my time and it works out okay. I've had to replace the OEM retainers when some of the old ones flattened out or got a bit brittle. If you ever need new retainers (there are two sizes), these are the ones I used:Had panels off before and I don’t like to remove them. The straw trick is a winner for sure👍
Bam. Going to give this a shot. My H2 SUT could benefit as well