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How does the door panel com off on a 2002 ford explorer

Do not see any screws or bolts

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You have to remove the arm rest on the door unscrew it and set it aside then its just held on by plastic clips and should be easy to pull off you will have to replace the plastic clips so before removing the panel go to a parts store and pick up some more clips they cost a few dollars and come in packs of 8 or 12 usually the clerk can help you find them if you tell him/her what vehicle they are for

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SOURCE: 2000 ford explorer door handle

I assume you mean the drivers door. You need to remove the door panel and there are two nuts on the inside holding it on.The door panel has three retaining screws and you need to locate and remove. You then slide the door panel up and then remove it.DON'T pry the panel out you will break it.One screw is on the bottom of the panel. You should see that one. The other ones are under the door switch area and the inside door handle trim.Some have one under the remote mirror trim but not likely.That should give you access to the door handle nuts. Good Luck and I hope this helps you. Thanks Dan

Posted on Jun 21, 2008

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SOURCE: Remove the Passenger side door frame on a 2002 Ford Explorer

    Lift up on the switch plate until it snaps out ,remove the bolt from under there and the bolts along the bottom of the panel. There may be a few others so look around. When all are removed lift up on the door panel(DO NOT pull towards you it will destroy the panel). Your mirror is now accessible.

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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SOURCE: 2002 Ford Explorer - Drivers side door lock, rear

Aside from the fuses, your drive side power door lock may be failing to work because of a bad door-lock relay system, or, alternatively, the locking switch/button, itself, is not malfunctioning and in need of replacement.

A great handyman site that specifies the above probable causes and more is the following link:
http://yourhandymanzone.com/Your_Handyman_Zone_How_To_Pages_Vehicle_Car_Zone_Cars_Trucks_Vans_Locks_Power_Locks_Do_Not_Lock_When_Pressing_Locking_Switch_Button.htm

Good luck!

Posted on Jul 18, 2009

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SOURCE: How do you remove the inner door panel on the rear

carefully pry off door handle bezel from around door handle,thenpry out the front edge of armrest control plate and disconnect.then remove the lower trim panel retaining screws there will be one also up behind where control panel was.then grab trim panel at the switch opening and pull it up and out. hope the helps you.

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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SOURCE: 2002 Ford Explorer, rear driver side door

Wil it work at the door switch or not at either switch? If not make sure you have power and ground to the motor in up and down positions. if so suspect the motor.Also the cable operated regulators break and will not let the window go up or down

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

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