Removing the Door Panels

There are a couple reasons why you’d need to remove the door panels. It isn’t a hard job, you just need to know a couple things to get the job done.

This DIY Guide is for the Vantage platform. There may be slight differences for the DB9/DBS.

DISCLAIMER: As always, follow all safety protocols. Don't undertake this task if you aren't comfortable with it and fully understand it. You are ultimately responsible for anything you do. Neither Redpants, LLC or myself is responsible or liable for anything that may occur.

Needed
T20 Torx bit
Short extension
Ratchet
5mm Allen key
Philips-head screwdriver
About 10 minutes

Step 1
Use the Allen key to remove the two bolts in the door bar. When the bolts come out, the door bar will fall free. Make sure you’re holding the bar itself as you remove the bolts, but do not pull on the bar.

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Use the screwdriver to remove the two screws that hold the suede (or leather) panel in place on the backside of the door bar, then remove the panel. This is the panel you feel when you grab the door bar to close the door.

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There is a cable attached to the backside of the door handle. With the bolts removed, carefully pull the door bar out just enough so you can rotate it and access the cable. Carefully disconnect the cable from the door bar.

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The easiest way I’ve found to do this is to use a tiny flat-head screwdriver and carefully open the black clip on one side while using your finger to apply gentle pressure upwards on the cable itself. Once the clip is open enough, it will pop free.

Be extremely careful when you do remove this clip as it’s fragile and easy to break!

To release the end of the cable from the metal latch, just rotate the door bar so the slot in the latch lines up with the end of the cable. Once the cable is completely released, the door bar can be set aside.

Step 2
Remove the T20 Torx screw inside the round vent and the one in the very top corner of the door panel above the vent.

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Step 3
Remove the four T20 Torx screws along the bottom of the door panel.

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Step 4
Carefully lift upwards on the door panel. Once the top has cleared the door, the panel can be pulled out slightly from the door. When you have enough space, reach behind the door panel and disconnect the plug for the window controls. Now the door panel can be completely removed. Make sure you safely route the cable while removing the door panel.

All done!

Installation is the same process in reverse.