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How to replace the power window switch on a 2005 ford f150 Are special tools needed to remove the door panel and armrest?

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Just a standard screwdriver...
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.

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How do I remove the door panels from a 1991 Pontiac convertible


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One piece trim panel is used on styles with standard trim. The custom trim has an upper metal trim panel. The one piece trim hangs over the door inner panel across the top and is secured by clips down the sides and across the bottom. It is retained by screws located in the areas of the top front of the panel assembly.

Remove all door inside handles.

Removing a window crank handle (with a retaining clip inside the handle) without a special tool can be a problem. An alternative method is to take a clean shop towel and wedge it between the window crank handle and the door panel. Move it up, while pulling it from left to right, as in a sawing motion working the clean shop towel until the retaining clip comes free.

Remove the door inside locking rod knob.
Unfasten the screws inserted through the door armrest and pull the handle assembly into the door inner panel or armrest hanger support bracket.
On styles with remote control mirrors assemblies, disengage the end of the mirror control cable from the bezel on the standard trim, or from the upper trim panel on the custom trim. On custom trim, remove the upper trim panel.
On styles with power window or door lock controls located in the door trim panel, disconnect the wire harnesses at the switch assemblies. On the four door sedan and the two door hatchback, remove the switch cover by pushing down at the switch area and pulling down at the bottom of the cover. The switch and base may be removed from the trim with the cover removed.
Remove the remote control handle bezel screws.
Unfasten the screws used to hold the armrest to the inner panel.
Remove the screws and plastic retainers from the perimeter of the door trim using tool BT-7323A or equivalent and a screwdriver. To remove the trim panel, push the trim panel upward and outboard to disengage from the door inner panel at the beltline.
On styles with an insulator pad fastened to the door inner panel, use tool J-21104 or equivalent to remove the fasteners and the insulator pad.
On styles with the water defector held in place by fasteners, use tool BT-7323A or equivalent to remove the fasteners and the water deflector.
On styles with the armrest bracket riveted to the inner panel and installed over the water deflector, drill out the armrest bracket rivets using a 3 / 16 in. (5mm) drill bit.

Tilt the front edge of the glass downward to locate the glass in the door.
Apply pressure rearward and snap the glass rear guide into the rear run channel.
Lower the glass to about 3 in. (76mm) above the beltline and install the widow regulator roller to sash channel.
Run the glass to the full up position.
Place the front glass retainer in position and install the bolts.
Check the window to make sure it operates correctly, then install the remaining trim parts.

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How do you remove the inside door panel backseat right side of a mercury grand marque 1996


Door Panels REMOVAL & INSTALLATION 1989–91 Vehicles
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. On 1990–91 vehicles, remove the speaker grille.
  3. Remove the retaining screws from the door inside handle cup.
  4. If equipped with armrest courtesy lamps, remove the lens, detach the bulb and wiring assembly from the pull cup and remove the pull cup.
  5. Working through the pull cup opening, disconnect the remote lock rod from the lock knob.
  6. Remove the retaining screw and the remote mirror bezel nut from the power window regulator housing switch plate, if equipped.
  7. Raise the plate to expose the window switch and power door lock switch and disconnect the switches.
  8. Remove the retaining screws from the armrest finish panel.
  9. Remove the retaining screws from the armrest and remove the armrest.
  10. Using a suitable trim pad removal tool, carefully pry the trim panel plastic push pin retainers from the door inner panel. NOTE: Do not use the trim panel to pry the clips from the door inner panel. Replace any bent, damaged or missing push pins.
  11. Disconnect the radio speaker wiring, if equipped.
  12. Remove the trim panel and watershield. To install:
  13. If the door panel is to be replaced, transfer the plastic push pins to the new panel. Make sure that the watershield is positioned correctly to the door sheet metal. Remove the door pull handle from the old panel and transfer to the new one.
  14. Position the door panel loosely to the door belt opening and route the wiring harness through the appropriate access holes in the panel.
  15. Connect the radio speaker, if equipped.
  16. Align the plastic push pins on the door panel to the holes in the door sheet metal and press the pins into place.
  17. Install the armrest and route the window regulator, remote mirror cable and power lock harness through the access hole.
  18. Install the armrest finish panel.
  19. Install the power window regulator switch plate housing to the armrest connecting the power window switch, power door lock switch and remote mirror bezel nut, if equipped, prior to securing the retainer screw.
  20. Connect the lock remote rod to the lock knob retainer boss. NOTE: Make sure that the remote rod is fully seated into the retainer boss, then function manually or with the power switch to ensure smooth operation of the lock knob.
  21. Install the bulb and wiring assembly.
  22. Install the lamp lens, if equipped, and the pull cup.
  23. On 1990–91 vehicles, install the speaker grille.
  24. Connect the negative battery cable. Fig. 1: Front door panel — 1990–91 vehicles 84170064.gif
    Fig. 2: Rear door panel — 1989–91 vehicles 84170065.gif
1992–98 Vehicles
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. If removing the driver's door panel, remove the nut from the outside rearview mirror control switch.
  3. Remove the window regulator switch housing by gently prying up, starting at the front. Fig. 3: Front door panel — 1992–98 vehicles 84170066.gif
    Fig. 4: Rear door panel — 1992–98 vehicles 84170067.gif
    Fig. 5: Remove the window regulator switch housing by gently prying up, starting at the front 89600p08.jpg

  4. Detach all connectors from the switch housing.
  5. Remove the door inside handle cup.
  6. Remove the push pin from the door trim panel upper front extension and remove the screw.
  7. Remove the lower self-tapping screw retaining the door trim panel to the door inner panel. Fig. 6: Detach the switch housing electrical connector and remove the housing 89600p09.jpg
    Fig. 7: Remove the door inside handle cup 89600p01.jpg
    Fig. 8: Remove the screws from the door panel in the front and on the upper extension 89600p02.jpg

  8. On Grand Marquis, pry up the screw covers from the door pull handle and remove the screws and handle.
  9. Lift the door panel upward and snap out the panel. Fig. 9: There are also retaining screws located in the map pocket as well as . . . 89600p03.jpg
    Fig. 10: . . . along the bottom edge of the door panel 89600p04.jpg

  10. Disconnect the necessary wire harnesses and remove the panel. To install:
  11. Connect the wire harnesses to the door panel, as necessary.
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  13. Install all self-tapping screws retaining the door trim panel to the door inner panel.
  14. On Grand Marquis, install the door pull handle, tighten the screws and install the screw covers.
  15. Install the push pin covering screw on the panel upper front extension.
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  18. Connect the negative battery cable. Fig. 11: Lift the door panel upward and snap out the panel to remove it from the door 89600p05.jpg
    Fig. 12: Rotate the door marker lamp bulb and remove it from the door panel 89600p06.jpg
    Fig. 13: Detach the connectors for the trunklid and fuel door release switches 89600p11.jpg
    Fig. 14: Slide the relay connector off of the door panel and remove the door panel from the vehicle 89600p17.jpg
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Need to remove driver side door panel?


  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. If equipped with an accessory switch panel, carefully pry the switch panel up and away from the door panel. Tag and disconnect the switches from the panel.
  3. On 1981-86 models, remove armrest attaching screws.
  4. On 1987-96 models, remove the retainer screws secure the pocket in the molded armrest on the door panel.
  5. If equipped with crank type windows, remove window crank handle with the appropriate clip removal tool.
  6. If equipped with manual remote mirrors, remove the control knob bezel.
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  8. If equipped with door mounted speakers, remove the speaker, and disconnect the speaker wires. For speaker removal and installation steps, refer to .
  9. Remove all external screws securing the door panel. Insert an appropriate prytool between the door panel and door frame to remove the hidden clips securing the panel.
  10. Holding door panel vertical lift straight up to release the upper clip.
  11. Inspect all retaining clips and replace any broken or missing pieces.

To install:
  1. Position the door to the door and carefully press on the retainer clips to engage. If a clip will not engage, inspect the mounting hole behind the panel to make sure the clip is properly aligned. Install any panel-to-door retainer screws.
  2. If equipped with crank windows, attach the washer and crank to the window regulator stud.
  3. On 1981-86 models, attach the armrest to the door using the retainer screws.
  4. On 1987-96 models, insert the armrest pocket and secure in place with retainer screws.
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  6. If equipped with remote cable mirrors, attach the control knob to the door panel with the retainer bezel.
  7. If equipped with an ashtray, insert the holder assembly, and secure in place with retainer screws. Install the ashtray to the holder assembly.
  8. Position the door handle trim panel around the door handle assembly, and secure in place with the retainer screw.
  9. If equipped with accessory switch panel, attach the harnesses to the switches, and press the accessory plate into the door panel.
  10. Connect the negative battery cable.
  11. Check and make sure all panel components function correctly.

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Regulator - Power Windows - Front Door
  1. Remove the front door trim panel as follows:
    1. Remove the front door handle bezel.
    2. Remove the front door window/lock control switch bezel.
    3. Disconnect the window/lock control switch electrical connectors.
    4. Remove the 3 front door trim panel screws.
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    5. Lift the door trim panel by pulling directly upward on the armrest to disengage the panel clips.
    6. Remove the exterior mirror control switch from the front door trim panel.
  2. Remove the front door speaker.
  3. Remove the interior molding.
  4. Disconnect the door lock actuating rod at the door handle assembly:
    1. Release the door lock actuating rod clip.
    2. Position the door lock actuating rod aside.
  5. Remove the front door weather shield.
    CAUTION Make sure the holes in the glass bracket do not become enlarged during the rivet removal process. If the holes become enlarged, the new rivets may become loose, resulting in clicking noise concern.
    NOTE Some vehicles may use rivets to attach the window glass to the window regulator assembly. Use a 4.5 mm (0.1772 in) drill bit to drill out the glass-to-regulator rivets.
  6. Remove the 2 front door window glass-to-regulator bolts or rivets.
  7. Position the front door window glass as necessary to access the front door window glass-to-regulator bolts or rivets.
  8. Secure the front door glass in the full up position with tape.
  9. Disconnect the window regulator motor electrical connector.
  10. Remove the 4 window regulator assembly nuts.
  11. Remove the window regulator assembly.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the front door and power window components-2005 Explorer and Mountaineer

To install:
  1. Position the window regulator assembly.
  2. Install the 4 window regulator assembly nuts. Tighten to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  3. Connect the window regulator motor electrical connector.
  4. Remove the tape securing the front door glass in the full up position.
  5. Position the front door window glass as necessary to access the front door window glass-to-regulator bolts or rivets. Install the bolt and tighten the bolts to 62 inch lbs. (7 Nm), or install new rivets.
  6. Install the front door weather shield.
  7. Connect the door lock actuating rod at the door handle assembly:
    1. Position the door lock actuating rod into proper location.
    2. Attach the door lock actuating rod clip.
  8. Install the interior molding.
  9. Install the front door speaker.
  10. Install the front door trim panel as follows:
    1. Install the exterior mirror control switch from the front door trim panel.
    2. Position the door trim panel onto the armrest to engage the panel clips.
    3. Install the 3 front door trim panel screws.
    4. Connect the window/lock control switch electrical connectors.
    5. Install the front door window/lock control switch bezel.
    6. Install the front door handle bezel.

  1. Raise the front door window glass to the full up position.
  2. Remove the interior door handle.
  3. Support the front door window glass.
  4. Disconnect the front door window regulator motor electrical connector.
  5. Remove the equalizer bracket nuts.

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    Fig. Remove the equalizer bracket nuts-2005 Explorer Sport-Trac
  6. Remove the front door window regulator by removing the rivets and nuts.
  7. Remove the front door window regulator motor retaining bolts and then remove the motor.

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    Fig. Remove the front door window regulator motor retaining bolts and then remove the motor-2005 Explorer Sport-Trac
To install:
  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  2. Tighten the regulator motor mounting bolts to 8 ft. lbs. (11 Nm).

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How do you remove the inside rear door panel of a 2002 ford explorer. I need to service the power window on the rear door on the passenger side. Submitted on 9/29/2009 @ 1:07 pm. Thank you


1. Open window & remove door lock knob. 2. Remove 2 screws from armrest & remove armrest. 3. If manual windows, remove windoe crank. 4. Pry under & remove trim panel around door handle, remove any un-covered screws. 5. This is the fun part, the door panel is affixed with plastic retaining clips, slip something thin under door panel until you can feel where clip is and pull door panel away from door at that point. These clips are suppose to remain in the door panel, but rarely do. They usually remain in the door itself. do this for EVERY clip you find, there are clips approx a foot apart around the entire panel. Good luck. 6. After all retaining clips are pulled out, lift panel slightly to disengage panel from flange at base of window. 7. Disconnect any electric wires or switches and there you have it. Try not to curse.

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How do i get the door panel of f-150 off to replace handle 1994 pick-up


  1. Remove the armrest pad retaining screw.
  2. Remove the retaining screw and washer from the trim panel upper corner.
  3. Remove the door handle screw and pull off the handle.
  4. If equipped with manual windows, remove the window regulator handle screw and pull off the handle and washer. On vehicles with power windows, remove the power window switch housing.
  5. If equipped with manual door locks, remove the door lock control. On vehicles with power door locks, remove the power door lock switch housing.
  6. On models with electric outside rear view mirrors, remove the power mirror switch housing.
  7. Remove the retaining screw and washer from the trim panel lower corner.
  8. Using a special door trim panel removal tool or a flat wood spatula, insert it carefully behind the panel and slide it along to find the push-pins. When you encounter a pin, pry the pin outward. Do this until all the pins are out. NEVER PULL ON THE PANEL TO REMOVE THE PINS!
  9. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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I want to replace the driver's side mirror and need to remove the inside door panel thanks


here is step by step instruction to remove your door panel. i am not sure if the picture are coming through so please forgive me on the images. please do not forget to rate and comment about your experience today wih fixya Front Door
  1. On vehicles without power windows, place a soft cloth under the window regulator handle and pull upwards on the cloth to release the snapring. Remove the regulator handle and plate.
89550p12.gif Using a taped prytool, carefully remove the bezel portion of the handle
89550p14.gif Remove the bezel by pulling towards the tip of the handle
89550p15.gif Remove any screw covers ...
89550p16.gif ... and extract any retaining screws from the door panel
  1. Remove the screw from the inside handle and slide the handle forward. Disconnect and remove the handle from the control link.
  2. On manual mirrors, remove the setting screw and knob. Tape the end of a thin flat-bladed tool and pry the retainer loose to remove the cover.
  3. If equipped with power windows, remove the power window switch from the and armrest.
  4. Remove the mounting screws and remove the armrest from the door panel. Remove the inside door handle bezel by pushing rearward.
89550p18.gif Carefully pry the edge of the door panel around the outer edges, then remove the door panel
89550p13.gif Once the door panel is removed, make sure to disconnect all wiring
  1. Remove the door courtesy light by pulling outward. Disconnect the electrical wiring.
  2. Remove the two screw caps and speaker cover(s). Remove six screws from the trim panel.
  3. Remove the door pocket from the panel.
  4. Tape the end of a thin bladed tool, then insert the tool between the door panel and door and pry the panel outward. Disconnect the electrical wiring after the panel is free and remove the panel from the vehicle.
To install:
  1. Connect the electrical wiring, if equipped, and install the trim panel onto the door.
  2. Secure the trim panel with the mounting screws, then install screw caps and speaker cover(s).
  3. Install the door pocket.
  4. Install the armrest and secure with the mounting screws. Install the power window switch as required.
  5. Install the door courtesy lamp. Install the inside handle bezel.
  6. Install the outside rear view mirror cover and retainer.
  7. Connect the inside handle to the control link. Install the handle, slide it rearward and install the screw.
  8. With the door window fully closed, install the window regulator and handle.

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1991 Nissan Maxima: Removal of front driver side door panel


This is out of my haynes manual
1 disconnect negative battery cable
2 on manual window equipped modesl remove the window crank using a hooked tool to remove the retainer clip.
3 on power window equipped models pry out the armrest switch control plate and disconnect the electrical connections
4 detach the armrest pull handle retaining screw then remove the inside door handle trim bezel
5 insert a wide putty knife, a thin screwdriver or a special trim panel removal tool between the trim panel and the head of the retaining clip to disengage the door panel retaining clips.then remove the remaining door panel retaining screws at the lower edge of the door panel.
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8 installation is the reverse of removal

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Side mirror of 2005 ford explorer


Exterior Mirror Removal and Installation
All vehicles
  1. NOTE: Left side exterior mirror shown, right side similar.
    Remove the interior door trim panel. For additional information, refer to Section 501-05 .
Front Door Trim Panel Removal and Installation
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable. For additional information, refer to Section 414-01 .
  1. Remove the inside door handle bezel from the trim panel.
  1. Remove the window switch assembly.
  1. Disconnect the window switch and power door lock electrical connectors.
  1. Remove the upper trim panel screw at the window switch opening.
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  1. Remove the lower trim panel screws.
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  1. s2n~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: To avoid damage to the door trim panel, do not pull directly outward for this step.
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  1. Disconnect the power mirror electrical connector.
  1. Remove the trim panel.
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  1. Disconnect the electrical connector.
All vehicles
  1. Remove the bolts.
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  1. Remove the exterior rear view mirror (17682).

Feb 23, 2009 | 2003 Ford Explorer

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Can't take off the door panels to fix window.


Hello Nufo :

I like to start by having a large piece of cardboard labeled for the door panel that i am removing . I use the cardboard to put all of the screws that are removed for easy reassembly .

You will need basic tolols like a phillips head screwdriver and blade screwdriver . If the are magnetic that would be a plus . you will also need special tools like a " Door Panel Trim removal tool /set " Or a " Trim Removal tool Set " . Or Panel clip removal Pliers

You will jave to remove the screws holding the armrest and power window switch(s) . You will also have to remove the screws holding the chrome like plastic of the interior door opener ( it looks a little square )

Also remove the screw on - door button/ usually " chrome looking " that goes up and down when you pull the door opener .

Once all of the screws are removed . I would check again and there is usually 1 or 2 more that you didn't see at first .

I would then disconnect the wiring for the window /power door lock switches .

Using the special tools listed above you will use the " Trim removal tool to remove the " clips " which are holding the panel to the door . The clips are located near the outer enge of the door panel every couple of inches .. Follow the instructions that come with the trim removal tools and pull gently .

Chances are 1 or more clips might break bue to their age and possible crystalization .

Lastly with all clips removed , You will have to lift the door panel up. Lift from the bottom up because it has a lip on top that is sitting on a seal like lip . It wouldn't be a bad idea to use a pair of jersy gloves when working on car doors .

Good Luck and I hope that this info has been of help to you .

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