Door Panel Removal Continued

We just started removing the door panel. It's not too difficult, but a few hidden bolts need to be uncovered.
Porsche Boxster - Behind the door panel
Porsche Boxster - Door Panel Removed
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Behind the Door Before You Remove the Panel

This is a tight view of the rear of the door panel before it's been removed from the car door. All the snaps are loose and it's been pulled away enough to un-snap the cable pull. You will need to cut the ty-wrap that hold it to the door if you door has this style. Then you will need to remove the clip on the end of the cable by twisting it around. The black plastic clip should stay in the door handle. I guess if you have a later model door you will have a different clip holding the cable to the assembly. Lastly you will need to unplug the small connector that is connected to the door handle assembly.
Porsche Boxster - Prying off the panel

Door Panel Removed!

After all the connections to the door panel have been done you lift UP and the panel should come right off the door. You may have to fiddle with the top a bit to make it come out of the channel where the top is, but it should come out. You can see the Speaker and airbag. Also NOTE the wiring and where it comes out of the watershield from, and lastly how the wiring for the door lamp is fed.

Onto The Door Pull

This is held in by a couple of the Torx head bolts you have already removed. It's held onto the door panel in a couple of ways, by the obvious bolts, and hooks and slots in the door panel and finally in the very back at the rear of the door panel a pin that holds the tail end in place.

Closer View of the Hooks

The handle requires you to slide it forward (front of car) to have it release from the door panel.

Another Screw

In the pocket area you have one last screw. A phillips head. Remove that.

And one more hidden Torx

This is the last one that needs to be removed. This is hidden under the door pull. It's a small bolt, and can be easily removed with a Torx bit screwdriver.

Start The Prying...

Using a stout (thick) blade scraper shove it carefully under the door panel a few inches then begin to start prying the panel off the door. You may have to move it around to get it closer to the plastic fastener but you have to get a bit aggressive with it. If you are worried about scratching things get some BLUE tape and wrap up the 'Pry Bar'.
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Work Your Way Around the Panel

Starting from the forward lower part of the panel work your way back to the top rear. Once you get things loose you can start ot use your hands to help pop out the fasteners. You will have to use some force to pull them out.