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mbullock 04-19-2012 11:54 AM

How to remove interior door panels. 09+
 
There may be other threads on this, but I'm extremely bored at work. So here we go

Tools you will need. 1/4" drive socket set. And a hook type tool.(I got mine at Lowe's tool section) You may want a small flat head screw driver as well. I just used the hook tool.

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On the bottom of the interior panel there are 2 6mm screws. (I only took a pic of one of them)
http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/...4-19110920.jpg

Then, here's where you'll need the hook tool. There's a plastic cover over the screw in the door pull. (You may want t use a small flat head screwdriver here, if you're scared of ruining anything) its an 8mm screw.
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Here behind the door handle is another spot you'll need the hook tool. To reveal another 8mm screw.

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Then you'll need to pull up. Straight up. As in toward the sky, not out!!!

mbullock 04-19-2012 12:06 PM

I grabbed here...with 2 hands(one in pic, because I was taking the pic with the other)
http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/...4-19111326.jpg

Should look like this when pulled up.

http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/...4-19111350.jpg

Nxt you'll need to pop out the handle. There are 2 tabs you can just push with your fingers. Then you can feed it through the door.

http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/...4-19111411.jpg
http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/...4-19111421.jpg
http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/...4-19111431.jpg

Next unplug all harnesses. I was able to unplug everything without popping out the switch panel. You can do this though if its easier. Just push up from the bottom of the window switches. There's a tab you push on each plug, then you can pull the plug out.

http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/...4-19111453.jpg
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Finished removing the door

http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/...4-19111619.jpg

Here is a pic of the "clips" that hold the door in. And why you need to pull up^^^!!!
http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/...4-19112456.jpg

Reinstall is obviously the reverse as this. But be sure to line up your lock rod properly before sliding the door back down into place. You can lose it. Or push it down accidently. This can be a PITA. But be patient.
http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/...4-19112746.jpg

bobkyle2 07-19-2012 01:42 AM

Moved too interior :yes:

mbullock 07-19-2012 07:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bobkyle2
Moved too interior :yes:

Awesome! Thanks!!

BobbyC 07-29-2012 05:32 PM

You should've taken more pics :jester:.




Great write up! :thumbsup:

mbullock 07-29-2012 07:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BobbyC
You should've taken more pics :jester:.

Great write up! :thumbsup:

Haha!!! Thinking I should do a "re-install" write up with a maximum number of pics!

srg12 10-17-2012 10:53 AM

excellent wright up, switched out mirrors with tow mirrors , only about 30 min both sides, thanks

SickStroke6.0 12-06-2012 12:24 AM

Finally. If I end up in a new F-150, I won't be scared to install my own speakers!

Marksatex 01-28-2013 07:45 PM

Awesome I am thinking of installing puddle lights in the plastic door facing on the bottom to shine on the ground and running board when you open the doors. Now just to find which wire to the mirror park lamp is hot I guess.

oldzoomer 07-17-2013 12:30 AM

It is MUCH easier to line up the lock rod if you remove the plastic insert/tube the lock rod goes through from the door panel. Just push up on the little plastic tube from underneath the door panel and it will push out. You now have a much wider hole to view the lock rod through!


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