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There are many Youtube videos but they are not for the correct year and you can destroy delicate plastic parts if you follow it as shown.

This job requires patience and correct tools. The steps are as follows:

1) Remove the window crank. You will need a universal window crank removal tool available at most auto supply stores for around $5. If you buy the Doorman brand you will need to file the inside notch 2 mm to make it wider to slide over the plastic crank internal post.

Hyundai engineers chose to use a shorter horseshoe clip and you will NOT see the end of it even if you pried hard. You will gouge the door panel.

Slide the tool between the door panel and the plastic washer from the crank handle side (the tapered end). You may need to push hard and use a plier to tap the tool to push that clip out a bit. You will feel the tool slide down a bit aftet it pushes out that clip. Look at the opposite side and you should see the back of the clip. You can use a bent paper clip or very fine needle nose pliers to pull it out half way and then giggle the crank while pulling towards you to remove the crank. Remove the clip and store it in a ziplock bag.

2) Pry the plastic bezel on top of the mirror adjustment handle from the jamb side carefully to remove it. There are two tabs holding it, top and bottom.

3) Remove the three screws on top of the panel near the door hinge and 2 at the bottom.

4) Remove the single screw in the recess cup of the inside latch handle.

5) Remove the cap from the arm rest/handle facing towards the front. Leave the back cap alone. Remove the long screw inside using a phillips head.

6) Using a stiff putty knife pry the plastic fasteners locking the panel to the door near the jamb side and bottom. Feel them first and then pry carefully until it separates.

7) Using the putty knife push the back of the inside latch handle cup towards the front and at the same time lift the bottom of the banel toward you to separate the cup from the door panel. Once it is loose you will need to lift the entire door panel towards you slightly and at the same time pushing up to separate it from the top near the window ledge.

8) Once the panel is off the top you will need to rotate it clockwise 90 degree to enable that latch handle cup to slide through and out the back and the panel should be free.

While pulling use gentle steady pressure making sure nothing is binding. Do NOT jerk it you will crack the plastic.

9) Once the panel is off you can easily access the front speakers.

10) The Exterior door handles are made of cheap plastic and frequently break. If you wish to replace the exterior door handle and lock assembly, carefully use a sharp knife to remove the black sealing putty to remove the top half of the plastic sheet. Slide the window crank back WITHOUT that clip on the shaft and crank the window all the way up.

11) You can now see the back of the door handle and the linking rods. You will need to pry and rotate the plastic catch on the rods connected to the door handle. Take a picture before you remove any parts. One rod is connected to the top which is pushed down when you lift the handle. The other thin rod is connected to the lock mechanism.

12) You will need to remove the window glass track at the back. There are two bolts holding it. One inside the door cavity and one on the back side of the door. These are 10mm bolts.

13) The front door handle bolt is easy to reach. The back bolt requires you to insert an extension through a round hole in the metal part of the door. The bolts are 10mm.

14) Once the two 10mm bolts are removed you can push out the handle and lock assembly outwards.

Installation is in reverse sequence. Use silicone on plastic parts to lubricate for easy installation.

For the door crank handle final installation.insert the plastic washer and slide that horse shoe clip in the groove of the crank. The ends of the clip face the tapered edge of the crank. Then push it in firmly on the shaft until you hear a click. Pull it to make sure it is seated correctly.

Good luck. Take you time and patience and no brute force on plastic parts.

Hyundai engineers really made this difficult for the DIY. I fail to understand the Korean mind??
 

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Excellent

This is a great set of instructions. I thought maybe a few pictures would help people like me who are so visually oriented.

1. Window crank removed and the tools I used:
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2. Window crank reassembled to show how close the clip is to the plastic and how short it is, both of which contribute to making the removal of the crank easily the hardest part in all this.
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3. The first three screws, down the inside jamb:
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4. And two along the bottom:
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5. Two long screws hidden in the door handle behind two plugs. Be gentle removing the plugs. They come out easily, but also damage easily.
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6. The mirror cover. This does not come easily, so be very gentle. Note lower clip comes easiest and "hinges" whereas top clip is spring-loaded in:
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7. Three pop-on clips along jamb. hard to see in this. One is very near the top. Two lower ones popped with just a tug on the panel:
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8. Lifting up on the panel unhooks it at the window. Just jiggling it around eventually popped the door handle assembly loose.
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And the panel had to go 90-degrees to clear the handle assembly:
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And with that you have the panel free of the door:
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one more detail

A bit of clarification regarding removing the door panel from the door handle assembly.
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As you can see in this photo, the handle/latch assembly just clips into two holes in the metal. When taking the panel off, you have to slide the handle assembly slightly forward to get it out of the metal panel and allow you to lift and twist the panel to get it off.

I just happened to jiggle it right the first time to make it happen. It's a lot easier when you actually know what you're doing. :eek:
 

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Quick question. Does the handle section of the door panel separate (where the two long screws fit)? I'd like to be able to vinyl that part of the door separately - that and the panel on the bootlid..

You aren't wrong - this is the hardest car I've worked on including 1960s Humbers, Renaults (3 HOURS to pull an entire avantime dash).
 

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Removing the armrest from the door panel

Quick question. Does the handle section of the door panel separate (where the two long screws fit)? I'd like to be able to vinyl that part of the door separately - that and the panel on the bootlid.. QUOTE]

I've got my panel laying in the bedroom, waiting for the speakers to come in, so this was easy for me to figure out. There appear to be four screws on the backside holding the armrest to the rest of the panel.
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update for euro models

There are many Youtube videos but they are not for the correct year and you can destroy delicate plastic parts if you follow it as shown.

This job requires patience and correct tools. The steps are as follows:

1) Remove the window crank. You will need a universal window crank removal tool available at most auto supply stores for around $5. If you buy the Doorman brand you will need to file the inside notch 2 mm to make it wider to slide over the plastic crank internal post.

Hyundai engineers chose to use a shorter horseshoe clip and you will NOT see the end of it even if you pried hard. You will gouge the door panel.

Slide the tool between the door panel and the plastic washer from the crank handle side (the tapered end). You may need to push hard and use a plier to tap the tool to push that clip out a bit. You will feel the tool slide down a bit aftet it pushes out that clip. Look at the opposite side and you should see the back of the clip. You can use a bent paper clip or very fine needle nose pliers to pull it out half way and then giggle the crank while pulling towards you to remove the crank. Remove the clip and store it in a ziplock bag.

2) Pry the plastic bezel on top of the mirror adjustment handle from the jamb side carefully to remove it. There are two tabs holding it, top and bottom.

3) Remove the three screws on top of the panel near the door hinge and 2 at the bottom.

4) Remove the single screw in the recess cup of the inside latch handle.

5) Remove the cap from the arm rest/handle facing towards the front. Leave the back cap alone. Remove the long screw inside using a phillips head.

6) Using a stiff putty knife pry the plastic fasteners locking the panel to the door near the jamb side and bottom. Feel them first and then pry carefully until it separates.

7) Using the putty knife push the back of the inside latch handle cup towards the front and at the same time lift the bottom of the banel toward you to separate the cup from the door panel. Once it is loose you will need to lift the entire door panel towards you slightly and at the same time pushing up to separate it from the top near the window ledge.

8) Once the panel is off the top you will need to rotate it clockwise 90 degree to enable that latch handle cup to slide through and out the back and the panel should be free.

While pulling use gentle steady pressure making sure nothing is binding. Do NOT jerk it you will crack the plastic.

9) Once the panel is off you can easily access the front speakers.

10) The Exterior door handles are made of cheap plastic and frequently break. If you wish to replace the exterior door handle and lock assembly, carefully use a sharp knife to remove the black sealing putty to remove the top half of the plastic sheet. Slide the window crank back WITHOUT that clip on the shaft and crank the window all the way up.

11) You can now see the back of the door handle and the linking rods. You will need to pry and rotate the plastic catch on the rods connected to the door handle. Take a picture before you remove any parts. One rod is connected to the top which is pushed down when you lift the handle. The other thin rod is connected to the lock mechanism.

12) You will need to remove the window glass track at the back. There are two bolts holding it. One inside the door cavity and one on the back side of the door. These are 10mm bolts.

13) The front door handle bolt is easy to reach. The back bolt requires you to insert an extension through a round hole in the metal part of the door. The bolts are 10mm.

14) Once the two 10mm bolts are removed you can push out the handle and lock assembly outwards.

Installation is in reverse sequence. Use silicone on plastic parts to lubricate for easy installation.

For the door crank handle final installation.insert the plastic washer and slide that horse shoe clip in the groove of the crank. The ends of the clip face the tapered edge of the crank. Then push it in firmly on the shaft until you hear a click. Pull it to make sure it is seated correctly.

Good luck. Take you time and patience and no brute force on plastic parts.

Hyundai engineers really made this difficult for the DIY. I fail to understand the Korean mind??
on the Euro models the only difference is you have to remove the back bolt on the arm rest (at least on the 2001) model.
 
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