Download Removal Procedure Caution Refer to Approved Equipment for Collision Repair Caution in Cautions and Notices. Important Before beginning the repair, refer to Metal Panel Bonding for proper adhesive applicator preparations and general information. 1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnect/Connect Procedure in Engine Electrical. 2. Disable the SIR system. Refer to SIR Disabling and Enabling Zones in SIR. 3. Remove the door from the vehicle. Refer Door Replacement – Front in Doors. 4. Remove the outer door handle. Refer to Door Handle Replacement – Front Outside in Doors. 5. Remove the outside rear view mirror. Refer to Mirror Replacement – Power in Doors. 6. Cut a hole in the outer door panel to access the welds on the belt reinforcement. 7. Drill out the spot welds that attach the outer belt reinforcement to the outer door panel flange. 8. Grind the edges of the door outer panel to separate the outer door panel from the door shell. 9. Remove the outer door panel. 10. Remove the sealers and anti-corrosion materials from the repair area, as necessary. Refer to Anti-Corrosion Treatment and Repair in Paint and Coatings. 11. Straighten the edges of the door shell. Installation Procedure 1. Grind the surface of the door shell mating flanges to bare steel. 2. Scuff the opposing mating surfaces of the door outer panel to remove the gloss of the E-Coat. 3. Drill 8 mm (5/16 in) plug weld holes as necessary in locations noted from the original panel.