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Driver door latch opens outside only

1991 cougar xr 7 .  how do i remove door panel

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  • wreck150 Mar 14, 2009

    No luck. I could not find any screws or pop outs that have conceled screws.  The panel seems like one molded piece.

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This nearly drove me crazy on our 1994 Cougar. It is not like most other North American stuff.
First remove the electric switch cover(window and mirror controls). Just pops out with a pry.Remove the harness attachments You will see a single screw into the door holding a bracket between door pad and door frame. Remove it.
Second, remove the door lamp plastic cover at the bottom rear of the door. You will find a second screw in there on the upper right corner. Remove it and you are ready. Pull the whole door pad upward and it comes right off. No popem plastic clips or anything else. Just 3 or 4 quarter circle retainers that pop over into the door when you push the pad back down

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From the interior side, remove any screws for the armrest, door panel itself, remove window and door and handle if equipt. Remove door strap if present...pop loose the door panel trim or "door panel" and carefully remove without damaging the inside window weatherstripping.

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Section 01-14A: Handles, Locks, Latches and Mechanisms 1995 Thunderbird, Cougar Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Latch, Door Removal and Installation
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