broken door won't open, how to remove the panel without opening the door - Camry Forums - Toyota Camry Forum

ECU & Electronics Discuss electronics and related components within.

Old 08-26-2015, 02:49 PM
How-Tos on this Topic
Last edit by: IB Advertising
See related guides and technical advice from our community experts:

Browse all: Exterior Guides
Print Wikipost

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-29-2006, 11:12 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1
Default broken door won't open, how to remove the panel without opening the door

HELP! 95 camry front door won't open. Took it to 2 different mechanics who can't figure it out. Here's the details: The internal part of the handle is broken. Tried to get it open with the tool down the window, but it doesn't seem to be involving the lock. Does anyone know any tips on how I can remove the panel without opening the door? When the doors closed the panel screws are inaccessable. Thanks for any suggestions!
Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2006, 06:10 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2
Default RE: broken door won't open, how to remove the panel without opening the door

Don't think you can get the panel off without opening the door, in fact, I am sure of it.

There is probably a linkage disconnected to the door latch mechanism. Probably a small clip has come off and now you are stuck. A good locksmith might be able to go down through the window and open the door because he knows more than you or me about this kind of stuff.

You might be able to get to something by removing the little panel that covers the handle on the inside and looking at the door handle inside. First, if your 1995 is like my 1999, there may be a small square plug in the center of the cover plate around the handle. I pried this open with a small flatblade screwdriver from the end towards the rear of the car. There is a screw under that cover that needs to be removed first.

After the screw, the handle cover plate clips inward toward the door handle and the lock button. You've probably been prying down from the outside, when you actually want to pry outward from the inside. Insert a medium sized flat blade screw driver directly under the hinge point of the handle and press down while you pull out at the lower edge with your fingers. On mine, I also had to do this above the lock, directly above the handle hinge point.

Take a look at this link:
How to remove interior door panel
A lot of it is different from my 1999 Camry, but it had the critical bit I needed for mine. If you go to the second page, they show the cover plate for the handle and the electric door lock.

Hope some of this helps. Good luck!! AJ
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1997 Camry Fuel Door Won't Open! djranger General Tech 3 09-06-2013 06:12 PM
Door won't open from inside, but . . . ncpenn General Tech 0 12-30-2012 01:43 PM
both door handles broken on same door, how to open!!!! stormy76 DIY - Do It Yourself 2 07-20-2010 07:40 AM
Gas Cap Panel Won't Pop Open T.K. General Tech 3 03-31-2009 01:27 AM
98 Camry - Door Panel Separation at Window Switch Panel GTScott General Tech 2 02-25-2008 12:29 PM

96, back, broken, camry, door, hinges, latch, lock, open, opening, panel, remove, removing, shut, stuck, toyota

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:06 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.