How-To Remove 2012 Fiat 500 Door Panel
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    How-To Remove 2012 Fiat 500 Door Panel

    How-To Remove 2012 Fiat 500 Door PanelOk, My wife is out of town so I wanted to help you guys/gals see how-to remove the door panel.The tools you will need:#2 phillips screwdriver5mm Allen Driver45^ hook pickSmall Flat head driverPlastic tools(If your removing the speakers add Drill & 1/4" drill bit)Here is a picture of all the tools I used and everything that will be removed
    Here are the pictures showing all of the screw & allen locations in order of removale

    Open the door you will find (2) plugs (1) top of the door the other on the bottom conerI used a small flat head driver for this, You will find the #2 Phillips in this location
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    Next removing the chrome door handel cover.
    I used a flat plastic tool to pry it up, I did need to put some pressor on the other side with my hand.
    as you can see from the picture it has a clip on the Top,Rear side & Bottom the front side has a hook, if you break this hook off you will need to ger a new part.

    After removing it you will find another 5mm Hex (Allen bolt) behind it, remove and toss in grass
    The next part you will need to lay on the ground for..
    Get your other plastic tool slide it between the panel and the door, try to find the sweet pink plastic barbed pins that hold the door on.. I think you know whats next.. use the tool to help the come out of the door if you go full hood rat you will break them off. so you the tool.

    after you get all ten of the pins out pull the panel away from the door starting at the bottom and then lift, this will get the panel off the door, your not done yet.

    You need to unhook the door handel, and the power mirrors.

    Now for you guys putting in new speakers, you will need to drill out the (3) rivets and pry the speaker baffle off..

    It looks like a toyota speaker baffle to me.
    Please read in reverse to put the door back on...
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    FYI I hate the way you do the pictures on this forum..
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    So after you drill out the rivets, is mounting new speakers in the existing holes difficult? how about getting to the back speakers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klueril View Post
    So after you drill out the rivets, is mounting new speakers in the existing holes difficult? how about getting to the back speakers?
    I would Buy or make an adaptor like this http://www.car-speaker-adapters.com/items.php?id=SAK046
    for the rear i will need to look.. i never use rear speaker so i did not even look at that.. i would rather buy a better front set then 2 mid line sets..

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    Excellent write up - thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelo View Post
    Excellent write up - thank you.

    +1 Great explanations and photos.
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    Your welcome, I will look into doing the rear section when I get a chance..

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    The rear is a time eater! ..
    I did not do it but I can tell you it is a bit more involed than the front..
    Pictures to fallow..

    Start by removing the rear seat bolts (2) you can see them by where your heals go.

    Next remove door sill/kick panel (1) pull clip in rear by seat track.

    you will need to remove the seat belt bolts (top and bottom)
    torx 35 or 40 I will make nots when I do it..
    the B/C pillar panel around the window will need to be removed next..

    I have not done this yet so take the order from the veiw of thats how it may go..lol

    prooly has 2 or 3 phillups or torx to hold the panel to the car..

    I would sat a good hr or so to remove and get to the speakers

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