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Nissan Versa Door Panel Removal & Speaker Replacement Guide
How to remove the front door panels and upgrade the door speakers in a 2007-2012 Nissan Versa hatchback or sedan.

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Nissan Versa Door Panel
Door Handle Trim Piece
Trim Piece Removed
This automotive "how-to" guide was specifically written to assist owners of the 1st generation 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012 Nissan Versa hatchback or sedan in removing the front door panels to upgrade the OEM speakers, add soundproofing material or replace the power window motor.

Owners of other related vehicles such as the Nissan Tiida, Latio, Cube, Leaf, Altima, Sentra, Maxima, Rogue, Murano, Xterra, Note, Micra, Wingroad, Grand Livina, Pulsar, Sunny, Almera, Aprio, Platina, Dodge Trazo, Dacia Logan, Sandero, Renault Clio, Modus, Twingo and the Grand Livina may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The only tools needed to detach the front door panels include a standard Phillips head screwdriver and a small flathead screwdriver.

An automotive panel removal tool may also be helpful for prying the plastic door panel away from the door frame.

Pry Out Armrest Cover
Armrest Panel Removed
Window / Door Lock Plug
The first step is to gently pry off the circular trim piece surrounding the door handle with the small flathead screwdriver.

Then pry up the plastic panel at the top of the arm rest that contains the power window and door lock switches with the flathead screwdriver.

Turn the arm rest panel upside down and disconnect the power plug by pressing the release button before pulling it straight out.

Disconnect Power Plug
Two Phillips Head Screws
Remove 2 Screws
Use the Phillips head screwdriver to remove the two screws that are below the armrest panel and set them aside in a safe place.
Screws Removed
Pull Out Bottom of Panel
Lift Door Panel Off
Now that the two screws have been removed, the door panel is only held to the metal frame by seven plastic "Christmas" tree friction fasteners.

Place your hand at the bottom of the door panel and gently pull it away from the door frame to remove the lower fasteners.

If you have trouble pulling out the bottom of the panel, use a plastic automotive panel pry bar tool or a large flathead screwdriver.

Then pull on the other sides of the door panel to disengage all of the Xmas tree fasteners.

Rear of Front Door Panel
Metal Door Frame
OEM Front Door Speaker
Once all of the fasteners along the bottom edge and both sides are free, you can carefully lift the door panel up and off the door frame.

Behind the panel, you'll see the OEM door speaker and also the three Phillips head screws that hold the power window motor in place.


Remove Speaker Plug
Remove 3 Phillips Screws
3 Speaker Screws Removed
Press the release tab on the speaker's power plug and pull it straight out of the socket.

To detach the original speaker from the door, remove the three Phillips head screws. If the speaker remains stuck to the door frame, pry it off with a flathead screwdriver.

Pry Off OEM Speaker
OEM Speaker Removed
5 1/4", 6 1/2", 6 3/4"
According to Crutchfield, the Nissan Versa front door can accommodate a 5 1/4" (5.25"), 6 1/2" (6.5") or 6 3/4" (6.75") aftermarket speaker with the use of a bracket.

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

Power Window Motor
Pull Out Power Connector
Lower Panel On Frame
To replace the door panel, gently lower it down on to the upper lip of the door frame and swing the bottom part forward.

Be sure to pull the power connector for the window and door lock switches out of the armrest hole.

Line Up Plastic Fasteners
Push Friction Fasteners In
Tighten 2 Screws
Look between the plastic door panel and the metal door frame to line up the white plastic friction fasteners with their corresponding holes.

Push all around the door panel to seat the seven fasteners along the bottom and sides.

Insert and tighten the two Phillips head screws below the armrest panel that old the door panel to the door frame.

Connect Power Plug
Re-Insert Armrest Panel
Snap Arm Rest In Place
Push the power connector for the window and door lock switches back into the bottom of the armrest panel until it clicks in place.

Gently push the arm rest panel down into the top of the door panel until it snaps in place.

Line Up Door Handle Trim
Pop Trim Piece In Place
Door Panel Re-Installed
The final step is to re-attach the trim piece that surrounds the door handle.

For more, check out my other Nissan Versa Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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