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Nissan Qashqai / Rogue Sport Interior Door Panel Removal Guide
How to take off the plastic interior door panels in a 2nd generation 2014 to 2021 Nissan Qashqai or Rogue Sport.

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2020 Rogue Sport Door
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Gently Pry Out Trim
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Release Retaining Clips
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 Nissan Qashqai and the 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport (USA) in taking off the plastic interior door panels in order to upgrade the OEM speakers, add soundproofing material, fix a faulty electrical switch or change a broken power window motor.

Owners of other Nissan, Infiniti or related Renault vehicles such as the Rogue, X-Trail, Note, Versa, Altima, Maxima, Sentra, Juke, Kicks, Murano, Pathfinder, Armada, Frontier, Titan, Quest, NV200, Q50, Q60, QX50, QX60, QX80 and Renault Kadjar may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The tools needed to complete this procedure include a plastic pry bar tool, a flat head screwdriver, a 10mm socket with a 1/4" drive ratchet and possibly also a pop rivet removal tool.

The OEM speakers can be removed with the same 10mm socket and a 1/4" drive ratchet.

The first two steps are to fully lower the power window and open the door.

Please proceed with caution and at your own risk. If you are working in a cold climate, it would be best to bring the car into a a garage. I would also recommend using a space heater to warm up the garage to help prevent the plastic pieces from being brittle and less likely to crack.

Use the small plastic pry bar tool to very gently pry off the plastic trim piece that surrounds the door opener handle and the door lock rocker switch.



 

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Carefully Pry Off Cover
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Still Working On It
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Releasing Lower Clip
Very carefully and gently continue releasing the plastic retaining clips all around the trim cover.

Be sure to take your time and don't use excessive force to prevent from breaking any of the clips or cracking the trim piece.

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Trim Cover Removed
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Door Pull Handle Cover
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Release Retaining Clip
If you do break a retaining clip or two, the trim cover should still have enough remaining clips to stay firmly in place.

Set the trim cover aside in a safe place.

Move down to the door pull handle located in between the switch panel and the door opener handle.

Use the plastic pry bar tool to gently pull off the plastic trim cover on the door pull handle.

You may need to use a flat head screwdriver to release the one retaining clip located near the door opener handle.

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Pry Off Center of Cover
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Handle Cover Removed
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Black Screws Exposed
Once the door pull handle trim cover has been removed, set it aside in a safe place.

There are three black metal screws that hold the metal door pull handle assembly in place to the door panel.

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Loosen Counterclockwise
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Top Long Screw Removed
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Lower Left Screw
Remove the top screw by turning it in the counterclockwise direction with the 10mm socket and a 1/4" drive ratchet.

Set the longer top screw aside in a safe place.

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Lower Right Screw
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3 Door Pull Handle Screws
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Pull Off Door Pull Handle
There are two shorter screws near the bottom edge of the door pull handle assembly.

Remove the two bottom black metal screws by turning them in the counterclockwise direction with the 10mm socket and a 1/4" drive ratchet.

Set the two shorter bottom screws aside with the longer top screw.

Gently remove the door pull handle from the door handle and set it aside in a safe place.

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Pull Handle Removed
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Pry Up Switch Panel
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Pry Up Rear of Panel
Move to the switch panel just in front of the armrest.

Gently pry up the middle and rear of the switch panel with the plastic pry bar tool to release the retaining clips.

Do NOT pry up the very front edge of the switch panel.

There is a plastic hook under the front edge that might break if you pry at the front edge of the switch panel.

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Lift Up Rear of Panel
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Slide Out Hook At Front
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Careful - Hook At Front
Once all the retaining clips have been released, lift up the rear edge of the switch panel and pull the hook out of the opening in the door panel.
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Push In Release Tab
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Remove Power Plug
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Black Metal Screw
Turn over the switch panel to access the electrical connector.

Push in the release button on the electrical connector before sliding it straight out of its socket.

If you have trouble pushing in the release tab with your finger, use the plastic pry bar tool or a flat head screwdriver to push it in.

Set the switch panel aside in a safe place.

Locate the black metal screw situated in the middle of where the switch panel was attached to the door panel.

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Loosen Counterclockwise
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Armrest Screw Removed
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Trim Covers & Screws
Loosen the screw by turning it in the counterclockwise direction with the 10mm socket and a 1/4" drive ratchet.

Set the screw aside next to the switch panel.

At this point, you should have removed the following items: door opener handle trim cover, door pull handle trim cover, door pull handle assembly, switch panel and four black metal 10mm screws.

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Pry Out Bottom Edge
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Release Pop Rivets
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Pop Rivet Near Top
Insert your plastic pry bar tool or a large flat head screwdriver in between the bottom edge of the door panel and the metal door frame.

Firmly pull out the bottom edge of the door panel to release the plastic pop rivet friction fasteners.

Continue pulling out the pop rivets all along the bottom edge and both sides of the door panel.

There is another white plastic pop rivet situated near the top inner corner of the door panel close to where the top of the metal door pull handle bracket was previously attached.

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Pull Out Upper Pop Rivet
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Lift Door Panel Off Frame
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Set Aside Door Panel
Insert your fingers into the opening just below the pop rivet and pull out the door panel to release it.

Once all of the pop rivets have been released, you can lift the top edge of the door panel off the metal door frame.

Set the plastic door panel aside in a safe place.

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Metal Door Frame
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Remove Stuck Pop Rivet
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Re-Attach To Door Panel
Check for any white plastic pop rivets that remained stuck to the metal door frame.

Use the pop rivet removal tool to pull the pop rivet off the door frame.

Slide the pop rivet back into its slot on the back side of the plastic door panel.

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Disconnect Power Plug
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Loosen Counterclockwise
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Three Bolts Removed
The OEM (original equipment manufacturer) front door speaker is held in place by three silver metal bolts.

Push in the release tab on the white plastic electrical connector before sliding it straight out of its socket.

Remove the three bolts by turning them in the counterclockwise direction with the 10mm socket and a 1/4" drive ratchet.

Set the bolts aside in a safe place.

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OEM Speaker Removed
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Electrical Connector
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Lower Panel On Frame
Pull the old speaker straight out of the door frame.

The OEM front and rear door speakers in the 2017 to 2020 Rogue Sport can be replaced with aftermarket car speakers in the following sizes: 6 1/2" and 6 3/4".

(Some aftermarket speakers might require a mounting bracket or a wiring harness adapter.)

I highly recommend applying some sound deadener material to the metal door frame and the back side of the plastic door panel to help prevent vibrations and rattles when you crank up the volume.

To replace the door panel, hold it near the door frame.

Pull the wire harness for the switch panel out of the opening just in front of the armrest cushion.

Lower the top edge of the plastic door panel on to the upper lip of the metal door frame.

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Line Up Pop Rivets
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Firmly Tap In Pop Rivets
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Upper Inner Pop Rivet
Line up the white plastic pop rivets on the back side of the door panel with their corresponding holes in the metal door frame.

Firmly tap in the pop rivets all along the bottom edge and both sides of the door panel.

Make sure you push in the pop rivet located near the top inner corner of the door frame in front of the door opener handle.

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Replace Armrest Screw
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Push In Power Plug
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Lower In Hook At Front
Replace the screw located near the middle of the opening where the switch panel will be installed.

Turn the screw in the clockwise direction with the 10mm socket and a 1/4" drive ratchet until it is snug.

Push the power plug for the switch panel back into the socket on the underside of the switch panel.

You should hear or feel the electrical connector "click" securely into place.

Lower the hook on the front edge of the switch panel down into the opening first.

Then lower the rear edge of the switch panel towards the armrest cushion.

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Push Down Rear Edge
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Line Up Door Pull Handle
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Spin In Black Screws
Push on the switch panel to secure the retaining clips.

Make sure the switch panel is flush with the armrest cushion.

Line up the metal door pull handle bracket with the panel and spin in the three screws a few turns by hand to hold it in place.

The one longer screw should be installed at the top of the door pull handle bracket and the two shorter screws attach the bottom edge of the bracket.

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Longer Screw At Top
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Tighten Screws Clockwise
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Pull Handle Secured
Tighten the three screws by turning them in the clockwise direction with the 10mm socket and a 1/4" drive ratchet until they are snug.
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Pull Handle Trim Cover
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Push To Secure Clips
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Line Up Top Trim Cover
Push the trim cover for the door pull handle back into place.

You should feel or hear the retaining clips "click" securely into place.

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Gently Push To Secure
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Pop In Retaining Clips
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Door Panel Replaced
Push the trim cover for the door opener handle and door lock rocker switch back into place.

Sit inside the SUV and make sure the door opener handle, door lock rocker switch, power door lock switch, power window switch and speaker are still working properly.

If you replaced the OEM speaker or changed the power window motor, be sure to write down the procedure in your car's service records.

Please check out all of the 2014-2021 Nissan Qashqai / Rogue Sport DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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