Mechanics generally charge between $50 and $200 to remove a rear door panel as of 2015. Rates depend on the make and model of the car, the locality, and the repair shop. Independent or chain shops are usually less expensive than dealerships.
Some mechanics charge an additional diagnostic fee after they remove the panel.
Mechanics remove car door panels for a variety of reasons, such as diagnosing a problem with power window function, replacing blown fuses, or cleaning out accumulated dirt or debris for better window functioning. Some repairs require removing the window glass after the panel is removed. Some states charge an additional recycling fee if the motor has to be replaced.