The window;s popped out of the sliding groove that the window sits in. Need to get to it via the door trim but can't figure out how to separate the trim from the door knob! I've taken the central screw out but it hasn't released the trim nor has the door opening mechanism separated from anything.... Not easy to explain - but I basically need to get access to the window mechanism so that I can re-sit the window in the groove (electric window)
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The Int door trim cover held on with plastic body pins .They have barbs on them so they slide in easy but need to be pryed out once you get the first 1 then you can pop them out with your hands then allin and reuse them .
You will have to remove some things from the inside of the door window cranks mabey the arm rest it really depends on what model you have look for little plastic trim covers that pop out underneith things not much holds it on
Then lift the trim up out of the window track watch the speaker wires if you have door speakers .
You will have to remove some plastic to get at the door mechisiam don't rip it you want to tape it back on when your done .
driver side window. first you need to take off door card. 2 torx screws at base or dooe and one behind the door handle under a little tab. then pull the door card towards you from the bottom, this takes some time to ease off due to being glued. unclip the door wire from the door pull. twist the bulb hold at base of door and pull bulb holder out of door. next pull the door window switched out and unplug the 3 plugs and feed out of door card. next pull the mirror control towards you and up and unplug it wire loom and feed out of door card.
now with your door card out of the way. you can see that you have 2 runners that will move up and down each will have a plastic lug sticking out which your window with its plastic guards will sit on.
slide your new window in through the window opening having removed both internal and external trim pieces. until the window is sitting in the rear of door groove and next to the lugs.
wiggle the window until both the window holes and plastic covers are sitting around the lugs, then slide the locking clips over the end of the lug.
replace trim pieces inside and out then reverse the fitting of door card as above
Section 01-05: Trim, Interior
1998 Windstar Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
Procedure revision date: 01/22/1999
Trim Panel, Door
Remove door latch cover by prying from top edge and pulling trim free of retaining clips and sliding trim away from latch.
Remove portion of armrest containing door lock switch and window regulator control switch (14529) by pulling straight up.
Remove rear view outside mirror mounting hole cover assembly by prying at top and pulling upward to release double-sided clip.
Front Door Trim Panel
Screw (1 Req'd), Right Door
Screw (1 Req'd), Left Door
Radio Speaker Grille Name Plate
Screw (1 Req'd)
Cover Assembly Rear View Outside Mirror Mounting Hole
Remove screw attaching front door trim panel (23942) to front door (20124) under switch plate.
Remove two screws located at bottom of front door trim panel.
Disconnect the door lock switch (14028) and window regulator control switch electrical connectors.
Remove door window regulator handle if equipped by unsnapping and pivoting away the handle cover from base to expose retaining screw. Remove screw from the door window regulator handle.
Pull front door trim panel from the top to release hooks from front door .
Remove front door trim panel.
Replace any bent or damaged fasteners.
Follow removal procedure in reverse order.
Body Side Removal
Remove door handle retaining clip by sliding a shop towel between handle and door trim. With tension on the cloth, pull one end of the cloth so it slides between the handle and the door trim. If handle does not come out, reverse direction.
Unfasten 13 christmas tree fasteners using double-acting spring-loaded trim removal tool and pull body side trim panel from body side door.
Remove forward and rearward mating sections from under window trim.
Replace all christmas tree fasteners.
Follow removal procedure in reverse order.
For installation of handle, install clip to handle, then push handle onto shaft to snap in place.
Disconnect rear window defroster wires.
Remove the liftgate window garnish moulding as described.
Remove screws attaching liftgate handle to liftgate and liftgate inside trim panel.
Using Rotunda Windshield and Moulding Trim Removal Kit 107-R0401 or equivalent, pry pushpins retaining liftgate trim from the liftgate.
pop out the manual door lock slider and remove the screw behind it, Pop out the triangle trim piece at the front of the window frame. Remove the screw located at the front of the armrest behind the pull handle. Remove the trim piece behind the door release handle. Then slide the door up....and all will become clear to you.
FIRST REMOVE THE DOOR LOCK OPERATING KNOB , SLIDE OUT THE SPACER BEHIND THE REGULATOR HANDEL AND REMOVE THE HANDEL FROM THE SPLINES , UNCLIP THE TRIM COVER FROM THE DOOR AND REMOVE IT FROM DOOR , UNSCREW DOOR HANDEL SCREWS, LEVER BETWEEN THE DOOR TRIM PANEL AND THE DOOR TO RELEASE THE TRIM PANEL STUDS.
well look for little pop outs first then then look for screws in those little openings then look on the outside edge of the trim panel for retainers to remove then pull the mirror cover off just pops of then pop out bottom of the door and then pop out the sides of the trim then pull up and out should come right off after that take vapor barrier off and then you will see the interior parts of the door and mechanics of the door/ Please rate my response thank you very much
These directions might sound a little goofy. I'm trying to orient your
location with front and rear rather then left and right because it
depends on which door you are working on. Front is towards front of rig
and rear, oh I think you get it.
1. Close window on door.
2. Using a flat screw driver pop off trim under inside door handle. I
think there is a groove in the plastic to which the screw driver can be
inserted. Remove screw.
3. Using same screw driver pop off trim panel with door lock and window
control switches. Start lifting from end located at panel closest to
the front of the rig. The panel towards the back end has a pivot point
which holds the back of the panel into the arm rest. Dis-connect the
two switches from the trim panel.
4. Again, using flat screw driver, pop off the trim pannel located at
the upper door/window frame nearest the back of the rig. Remove screw.
5. Lift up the door panel to remove. Be careful the light bulb is
attached to the door panel. Rotate light socket 90 degrees and remove.
6. From the rear of the door pull back the platic stick-on barrier.
Don't remove the whole thing just pull it leaving about half of it
towards the front of the door stuck on.
7. Remove the one 11mm bolt, located towards the bottom of door, which
holds the rearwindow guide. Don't remove the two 11mm bolts which hold
the horizontal brace. Nothing else needs to be removed, leave all rods
and attachments in place. They all attach the the door latch and are
not of any further concern.
8. Now the easy part. The actuators and door latches are
separate components. The actuator slides onto the door latch via two
metal guides located on the door latch. The actuator is held into place
with a plastic locking tab. The locking tab is part of the actuator
housing. 9. This tab has to be pushed in to release actuator from
latch. 10. Find on ouside of door - rear where the latch fingers? (I
don't know what else to call them) are located in the notched door
frame. At the bottom of the notch is a very narrow opening, just a
****. This **** allows access to the locking tab on the actuator.
11. Orient the screw driver in the end of the **** closest to the
interior. Working on a right door, looking at the locking fingers,
facing the front of the rig, your screw driver would be inserted at the
left side of the ****. Pushing a flat screw driver into the **** will
push the locking tab allowing the actuator to slide off the door latch.
12. A flat screw driver or other small pry tool can be inserted between
the actuator and the door lock to help slide the actuator off the metal
guides. The pry unit can be inserted where the rod from the interior
manual door lock stem is attached. Mine had a yellow snap/flip keeper.
13. The actuator slides off from the interior towards the outside door
14. Simple put pressure onto the locking tab with one screw driver and
gently pry with the other one and the actuator should slide right off.
15. I picked up an actuator at a u-pull it wrecking yard for five bucks
and it worked fine. Dealer wanted $90.00 and auto parts wanted $127.00.
When I pulled my actuator from the wrecked rig all door panels and
interior where stripped. It took me literally 20 seconds to pull the
actuator. 16. To install new unit slide actuator onto door latch rails
and let locking tab click into place. You might have to manually move
the interior door lock stem up and down until the finger on the
actuator lines up with a hole on the plastic part of the interior lock
16. I Want to thank TommyRox in Texas on Ford Truck World and rivguy on automotiveforums.com for their posts.