Door Panel : A decorative cover for your car, truck, van or suv’s door. A door panel covers the shell of the door. The door panel also has a place to help you close the door, a door handle to open the door and usually a light or window switch attached as well. Door panels usually do not get a problem, but they can tend to age and crack or get dull over time with the heat, sun and or age. When a door panel gets old and has to be removed for work on a power window motor, door glass, door latch, door handle or door module it can actually get damaged when being removed. Door panels must come from the dealer or used auto parts store to replace, however sometimes they can be refurbished.