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Impossible to answer without knowing the exact model, but generally you need to know that these panels are held in place by plastic "pins" (I don't know the correct term) that fit into holes in the door chassis You just essentially get started at one point and keep moving. It is imperative, though, that if anything will prohibit the panel from pulling away completely, you must make certain you've removed it first - like an ashtray or an armrest, etc. Otherwise, you'll be left with an almost removed door panel hanging by whatever it is preventing it from freeing up. Take your time on this and be very gentle, lest you break one or more of the pins.
The door panels are held on with plastic clips. Chances are a few of the clips will break, but they are not expensive or hard to replace. You can buy a tool from one of your local parts store that slides under the head of the retainer and helps to remove it, but many people do not use them. There are several retainers around the edge of the panel.
I believe that your speaker covers are clipped in through the back of the panel and won't come out through the front without breaking some of the clips. The proper way would be to remove the door panels and remove the covers out the back of the panel.
On the inside trim, you can remove screws that are by the door handle,
arm rest, under door and side of door and then gently pull back on the
panel as there will also be retaining clips attached and you don't want
to break them. You'll need to lift the door panel upwards in order to
get it off the window ledge. Then you'll need to manipulate the panel
and disconnect the door handle linkage from the door handle and
disconnect the wiring for your controls. Then you can remove the panel
Can you open the door with the inside handle? If you can, the problem is probably a broken plastic fitting inside between the outside handle and the door latch. There are door panel removal tools available at your local parts store that look like short handled wide bladed pry bars. You could get by with a good stiff putty knife if needed. Take off the arm rest, window crank, and speaker grill if you have aftermarket speakers. Slide the door panel removal tool under the edge of the door panel and CAREFULLY pop the clips loose from the door frame. You could always leave the window open and do the "Dukes of Hazard" thing, but then you would have to change the paint scheme.
they have push in clips that hold the panel on the door you can pull it off with your hand or go to parts store and buy a door panel removal tool
PLS take time to rate this solution and by the way you will probably need to buy new push in clips to hold panel on
You can manually push the mirror left or righ or up and down. It just ratchets on the plastic screw adjusters. It won't do any damage.
If you have floding mirros, make sure they are locked into position.
here's what inside looks like of 2002 mirror. I don't have 2005
SECTION 501-09: Rear View Mirrors
2002 Taurus/Sable Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
Removal and Installation All vehicles
Remove the front door trim panel (23942). For additional information, refer to Section 501-05 .
Vehicles with Mach 40 speakers
If equipped, remove the speaker grille.
Remove the speaker bracket.
Remove the screws.
Remove the speaker bracket.
Disconnect the speaker electrical connector.
Vehicles with speaker delete panel
Remove the speaker delete panel screw cover.
Remove the speaker delete panel.
Remove the screws.
Remove the panel.
Disconnect the power exterior rear view mirror electrical connector.
Position the water shield aside.
Remove the power exterior rear view mirror nuts.
Remove the power exterior rear view mirror.
Push down on the mirror assembly to release the mirror flange.
The clip behind the handle requires a specialty tool available at any autoparts store. it is shaped like a U, but has little tabs on it to catch the ears of the clip.
After removing the clip, remove the plastic trim by the mirror... and a little trapdoor inside the door handle cup will have a screw in it.
The rest are just push-clips, so start at the bottom, and pull toward you... working your way around the door.