How To Install Door Panel Insert Kit for 2000+ Toyota Celica GT/GTS
Written by Tony @ EverythingCelica.com
Photos by Isaac DeCoursey @ EverythingCelica.com
This kit is designed to enhance the interior of your Celica. The kit is really easy to install. It should take 10-15 minutes.WHATS INCLUDED IN THIS KIT / HOW TO MAKE DOOR INSERT KIT:
If you purchased the kit pre-cut, you received two pieces of pre-cut door panel inserts.
If you are interested in making your own custom door-inserts, follow this quick instruction...The pre-cut door panel inserts are colored felt purchased from the local fabric shop, such as http://www.joann.com/ ... They were created by tracing a large sheet of paper (or two sheets of paper taped together) along the outside edge of the stock door panel plastic-meets-fabric edge. Next, take your tracing inside and place on a table - with your pencil, increase the size of that tracing line by drawing another line around that by about one half inch so that your template now looks like a door panel out-line with a slightly larger outline surrounding it. Now cut it out, following along the larger line that you just drew. Finally, place your template over the fabric (you may want to secure it with a few pins to keep from shifting) and cut out. Cut out a second door-insert using the same template; if your fabric is not the same on both sides, flip your template over to get a left-door insert and a right-door insert. (sorry for no pictures of this template, but just envision when drawing your template, a set of equally spaced train tracks that form an obtuse triangle with rounded corners.)WHAT YOU NEED:
A butter knife or a flat screwdriver. NOTES:
The Celicas door panel can be scratched easily. So, be careful and take your time.
Please follow the instruction carefully.
Center the door panel insert over the stock insert. There is no need to remove the stock one.
Start at one end, use a butter knife or flat screwdriver to “push the insert into the door panel. (Tip: you may want to use small pins to hold the insert in place while you work.)
Once you have the insert in place, you can begin pushing the excess slack completely into the door panel.
Make sure all excess slack is pushed in; repeat the steps for the other side.
You are done! Enjoy.
More photos of this installation can be found at:https://www.celicahobby.com/photos/celica/installs/inst_door-panel-inserts-kit