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Nissan Juke Interior Door Panel Removal Guide
How to take off the plastic interior door panels of a 1st generation 2010-2016 Nissan Juke to upgrade the speakers.

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2014 Juke Door Panel
Pry Out Screw Cover
Screw Cover Removed
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the first generation (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) Nissan Juke in removing the plastic interior door panels in order to upgrade the OEM door speakers, add soundproofing material, fix a faulty electrical switch or replace a broken power window motor.

Owners of other Nissan vehicles such as the Versa, Sentra, Altima, Maxima, Cube, Leaf, Pathfinder, 370Z, Rogue, Xterra, Murano, Armada, Quest, Frontier and Titan may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The tools needed to take off the door panels include a small flathead screwdriver, a Torx T-20 star bit screwdriver and a flathead screwdriver or an automotive panel removal tool.

The OEM door speakers are held in place by three Phillips head screws.

Remove Torx T20 Screw
Torx T-20 Screw Removed
Sail Panel - Top Inner Corner
The first two steps are to open the lower the power window all the way down and then open the door.

Pry out the round plastic screw cover at the bottom of the door pull well located in the center of the armrest with the small flathead screwdriver.

Set the screw cover aside in a safe place.

Remove the single screw at the bottom of the door pull well by turning it counterclockwise with the Torx T-20 star bit screwdriver.

Set the screw aside with the plastic cover.

Move to the top inner corner of the door panel.

Pull Off Sail Panel
Insert Flathead Screwdriver
Pull Out Pop Rivet Fasteners
Gently pull off the sail panel.

On some vehicles, the sail panel contains a tweeter speaker, so you'll have to disconnect the power plug.

If you have trouble pulling off the sail panel, carefully pry it off with a small flathead screwdriver or use a plastic automotive panel removal tool.

Insert a large flathead screwdriver or an automotive panel removal tool in between the bottom edge of the plastic door panel the metal door frame.

Firmly pull out the plastic pop rivet friction fasteners all along the bottom and both sides of the door panel.

Lift Door Panel Off Frame
Tilt Away Top of Door Panel
Press Release Button
Once all of the pop rivets have been disengaged, you can lift the door panel off the metal door frame.

Tilt the top of the door panel towards yourself while supporting the bottom edge with your thighs.

Press the release button on the white plastic power connector for the switch panel and slide it straight out of its socket.

Pull Out Power Plug
Door Panel Removed
Metal Door Frame
Set the door panel aside in a safe place.

The OEM door speaker is located at the bottom inner corner of the door frame.


Release Electrical Connector
Remove Phillips Head Screws
Three Screws Removed
Press the release tab on the white plastic power connector and slide it straight out of its socket.

Remove the three screws by turning them counterclockwise with a Phillips head screwdriver.

Set the 3 screws aside in a safe place.

Pry Off Adhesive Backing
Old Speaker Removed
Hold Panel Near Frame
The speaker is still held in place to the door frame by an adhesive backing.

Carefully pry off the OEM speaker with a flathead screwdriver or a plastic automotive panel pry bar tool.

The OEM door speakers can be replaced with aftermarket speakers in the following sizes: 5 1/4" (5.25") or 6 1/2" (6.5").

I'd recommend purchasing new speakers from Amazon since you can verify that the speakers will fit your vehicle and whether or not you will need an adapter mounting bracket.

If you would like to reduce road noise and allow your new speakers to sound their best, apply Dynamat Sound Deadener to the metal door frame. It will help stop vibrations and rattles when you crank up the volume.

To replace the door panel, hold it near the frame with the top tilted towards yourself.

Push In Power Plug
Lower Panel On Frame
Line Up Friction Fasteners
Push the white plastic power plug straight in to the socket on the underside of the switch panel.

Lower the plastic door panel on to the lip at the top of the door frame.

Line up the plastic pop rivet friction fasteners on the back side of the door panel with their corresponding holes in the metal door frame.

Firmly Tap In Pop Rivets
Tighten Armrest Screw
Pop In Plastic Screw Cover
Firmly tap in the pop rivets all along the bottom edge and both sides of the door panel.

Re-insert the screw at the bottom of the door pull well and tighten it in the clockwise direction with the Torx T-20 screwdriver.

Pop the round plastic screw cover back in to place.

Line Up Sail Panel
Push On Sail Panel
Door Panel Replaced
Line up the friction fasteners on the back of the sail panel with their corresponding holes.

Push the sail panel back in to place.

Sit inside the vehicle, close the door and verify that the door opener handle, door lock switch and power window switch all still work properly.

For more, check out my other Nissan Juke DIY Repair Guides.

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