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for passenger side:
1. unclip screw cover 'center flap' of inside door opener plastic cover, flap is 3/8"x 3/8" (center of plastic cover)
2. remove phillips screw now showing
3. push fabric panel (edge of door opener plastic cover-at hinged end of chrome handle) to allow uncliping of edge of plastic cover (top rt & lwr rt (for passenger side) of plastic cover)
4. open chrome inside door handle to allow plastic cover to be removed-slide plastic cover toward rear, free end of door to remove cover
5. remove switch panel-gently pry with wide non maring pry bar (cover wide blade screwdriver using cloth) do rear of sw panel 1st (don't pry front edge)
6. slide switch panel toward rear to allow removal
7. remove large phillips screw under sw panel
8. remove the 2 plastic covers near top, hinge edge -use plastic spoon handles to encourage caps to pop off. May also require small screwdriver approx 1/8" in to complete pop off
9. remove the 2 phillips screws w/ captive washers
10. remove 3 phillips/hex screws along the bottom inside of door panel
11. on outside/rear edge of panel push the 2 center pins of each in about 1/8"-this allows the clip to be pulled out w/ pin pushed in
12. remove plastic cover (REAR OF SIDE MIRROR)-pull window edge up and back.
13. lift rear of door panel (not hinge edge) up allow hinge edge to pivot around lower pin in door (hinge edge)
14. remove the 2 rt edge "L" brackets (gently pry center plastic pin out) (note the color and replace as removed)
15. slowly peel the clear plastc away from the non hinged end to expose the plastic panel with 3 phillips head screws
16. remove the 3 screws and panel for access to door handle.
17. using access area now available unlatch the rod attached to exterior door handle (unclip plastic to rotate clip up to allow rod to slide out-toward hinged edge)
18. using access area now available remove rod from ext door handle from inside door area
19. remove the 3 -10mm head bolts
20. remove the ext door handle (bottom edge out first)
reverse order to replace door handle
Answer FRONT DOOR TRIM PANEL REMOVAL Using a trim stick (available from parts stores), pry courtesy lamp from door trim. Disconnect wire connector from courtesy lamp. If equipped, remove screws attaching door assist handle to inner door panel. If equipped, remove screw attaching door pull cup to inner door panel. If equipped, remove screws attaching trim panel to door from below map pocket. If equipped, remove window crank. Using a trim stick, remove screw cover from switch panel. Remove screws attaching switch panel to door trim. Remove power accessary switch from door trim Front Door Switch Panel Disconnect power switch from wire connector. If equipped, using a small, flat bladed pry tool, remove memory seat/mirror switch and disconnect wire connector Memory Seat/Mirror Switch If equipped, remove screw holding door trim to door panel from behind inside latch release handle. Disengage clips attaching door trim to door frame around perimeter of panel Front Door Trim Panel Lift trim panel upward to disengage flange from inner belt molding at top of door. Tilt top of trim panel away from door to gain access to latch linkage. Disengage clip attaching linkage rod to inside latch release handle Inside Door Handle Linkage Separate linkage rod from latch handle. Remove front door trim panel from vehicle. INSTALLATION Hold top of trim panel away from door to gain access to latch linkage. Place linkage rod in position on latch handle. Engage clip to hold linkage rod to inside latch release handle. Place front door trim panel in position on door. Install trim panel into inner belt molding at top of door. Install clips to attach door trim to door frame around perimeter of panel. If equipped, install screw to attach door trim to door panel behind inside latch release handle. If equipped, connect power switch into wire connector. Place power accessary switch in position on door trim. Connect wire connector into memory seat/mirror switch and install switch into trim panel. Install screws to attach accessary switch panel to door trim. Install screw cover into switch panel. If equipped, install window crank. If equipped, install screws to attach trim panel to door inside map pocket. If equipped, install screw to attach door pull cup to inner door panel. If equipped, install screws to attach door assist handle to inner door panel. Connect wire connector into courtesy lamp. Install lamp in door trim.
Hello Bruce...here are the steps to follow per All Data.
Release hood latch and open hood. Remove the headlamp assemblies. Hoist vehicle and support with safety stands. Remove the five push pin fasteners attaching bottom of fascia/air dam to radiator closure panel. Remove front wheels. Remove front wheelhouse splash shields fasteners as necessary to gain access to bolts attaching front fascia to fender. Remove the two bolts and two nuts attaching fascia to the front fenders (Fig. 1) and (Fig. 2). Disconnect fog lamp wire connectors, if necessary. Lower vehicle. Remove two bolts attaching the upper grille support to the headlamp mounting panel at each side of the grille. Remove bumper fascia from vehicle. INSTALLATION
Position front bumper fascia on vehicle (Fig. 1) and (Fig. 2). Install the two bolts attaching fascia to headlamp mounting panel at each side of grille. Hoist vehicle and support with safety stands. Install the two bolts and two nuts attaching fascia to the front fenders. The fascia should be flush to fender. Install front wheelhouse splash shields fasteners. Install front wheels. Connect fog lamp wire connectors, if necessary. Install the five push pin fasteners attaching bottom of fascia to radiator closure panel. Lower the vehicle. Install the headlamp assemblies.
The "push pin fasteners" are the pain you are having i believe. They push in, but to get them out you need squeeze them on the back & pull at the same time. If you happen to break a few, you can buy them in various sizes at the auto parts store. I hope this information is helpful, an owners manual will not have any info like this in it.
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.
after u remove the bolts that hold it to the window regulator tip the window towards the front of the door and the top rear corner of the window should pop out and then u just lift hte window out,hope this helps
This panel is held in by plastic snaps. After all the screws are ou it pops off not a sliding type. Hopefully your window rolls down it is easier. !st take the plastic cover off of latch mechanism in rear of penal On the seat switch you'll find the top wooden portion pulls off grab from the bottom. then there is a bracket that unscrews and the seat switch wood pops out. next open the armrest and you'll see a plastic cover held in by a small black screw. remove and then remove the big screw behind it, I believe there is also a screw in the front of the map pocket and possibly 2 more in the center. pop out the light at the bottom of the panel and un clip wire harness. Next pop pout the top side view mirror cover. I believe there may be a couple of plastic grommets on grab handle that pop out giving you access to the screws. Next pop off the door panel by grabbing at the bottom and pulling outwards. be carefully because there is a vacuum line attached to the map pocket lid locking mechanism. once panel is loose un clip vac line and electrical and grab handle linkage. you should then be able to remove panel completely. i do not have an sl in front of me so look very carefully for any screws I forgot to mention. This is the best I can do from memory. good luck
The door panel is held on by plastic clips and 5 screws. 3 screws are on the bottom and 1 in the pull cup and 1 in the inner door handle.Then grab one of the corners and give a small tug, when you get some of the clips to pop out then proceed around the whole panel. To replace the panel take the clips out of the door with a fork and slide them back into the panel and then line it up on the door and use your hand like a hammer and bang the panel back on. Hope this helps