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The window switches on my truck are peeling like many others. The passenger side and rears are very easy and just pop out using a thin blade under the front edge of the bezel. I want to replace all the switches and bezels.

Can anyone please direct me how to remove the drivers side as it has the larger control switch and bezel. Does the door panel have to be removed or can I remove the screws behind the handle and pull the complete bezel and switch out?

Other option is to buy the parts and see how the bezel attaches.

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The passenger and rears is simple, just pop out the bezel and switch from the top with a flat trim tool.

The driver side is much more difficult, however not impossible.

Here are some tips:

Get a couple sets of trim tools. I have two sets from Harbor Freight, big and small they work great.

Work slowly. Take your trim tools around the edge of the door panel with a flashlight to find the clips. Then get the fork shaped trim tool around clip to pop it. You want to get in the middle of the clip, not between the clip and door frame and not between the clip and door panel. The trim clip is a (2) piece design with a pin in the center. The center pin is attached to the door panel and the part that spreads out is in the door frame. The center part must be pulled back for the base part fins to collapse. Typical German design, however works well. Similar to under-hood plastic panel clips I have seen on Honda's.

There are bolts at the bottom of the door panel and by the grab handle behind a cover plate.

Take the entire inside door panel off completely. It is just easier this way. Unhook the wires, latch cable etc. Look online how to unhook the latch cable or you will fight it. Once you know how it comes off it is simple.

Lay the door panel on a bench on some towels.

Find the window switch, if I remember you will have to unbolt the vent duct to get to it.

** This is important if you plan to replace the window switch and trim bezel. You MUST remove the window switch FIRST then remove the bezel. If you unscrew the bezel and try to remove them as a group you WILL break the tabs the screws go through on the door panel. These screw tabs are sandwiched between the bezel and the switch.

Other than that it it should go smoothly.

Make sure all the panel clips are popped out before re-installing the panel.

Have fun. Any questions let me know.
 
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