How To remove Switch panel 04-08 MY
This topic has come up a few times, and while other threads give some info on this, a detailed look at the switch panel removal alone seemed to be in order.
To remove the switch panel for the power window, mirror, and door lock, the speaker grille is the 1st item to be removed.
On 06 MY trucks this must come off first to give enough room for the tabs on the switch panel. Posts on 04-05 MY trucks suggest this is not the case. YMMV.
A plastic trim tool is needed to remove the switch panel. next best option is a plastic putty knife, last option is a screw driver or putty knife in a rag.
The trim tool should be stiff enough to release the panels, while being a milder plastic when compared to the door panel, as not to damage the door panel or switch panel.
To remove the speaker grille, I start in the front most part of the speaker grille, and using a plastic trim tool, release the tabs holding the grille on.
using the trim tool, release the speaker grille in 2 locations, to be able to get your hand in the opening.
These are plastic tabs with clips formed on them, so care is needed not to break the tab or the clip area on the tab.
Last edited by SSCULLY; 09-28-2009 at 12:30 PM.