I need to remove part of this door panel to replace the part that hold the door open. I don't want to bust up anything, I see the is a torx screw behing the door handle. If anyone knows what else there is that holds it on...please let me know.
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You need a special puller for the inside door panel. Have to go to an autoparts store for it. Then you take out all the screws on the door panel. The you use the puller on the bottom and sometimes the sides to LOCATE and REMOVE the fasteners..Lift the panel up and away from the door. Careful about any wires that might be connected to switches. Unplug those if present. You will now be looking at a sheet of sound deadening material that has a tar like substance on it. You cannot really save this and it is messy. remove it and then you can see the internal door and window parts. Be careful because the parts are sharp. Long sleeves and gloves are recommended. See if you can reach in under the window and feel for the bolts. If you cannot then the window has to be removed. Locate and remove the glass retainer and remove the window. Then remove any bolts holding the window mechanical parts. Then you should be able to get to the bolts for the mirror.
the spring in latch has broken and it wont open door try put key in lock outside and lock unlock while opening the door sometimes unjams to be able to open door without taking panel off inside with door closed if dosnt work you have to remove the panel inside replace door latch assembly
Ensure the manual lock knob ( is in the unlock position.
Insert a flat bladed tool into the top service notch in order to disengage the locking clip located at the front of the manual lock knob.
Remove the manual lock knob .
Remove the inside handle bezel from the inner door panel in the following order: 1. Hold the inside handle to the open position.2 Insert a flat bladed tool at the front lower corner of the bezel.3. Pry outward on the bezel.4. Remove the bezel from the inner door panel.
Remove the screw attaching the inside door handle to the sheet metal.
Use a door trim panel remover in order to release the eight retainers around the outside edges of the door trim panel. Note the location of the alignment datums Slide the door trim panel upwards to release it from the following: • The alignment datums • The eight retainers• The arm rest steel retainer clips • The inner belt molding
Disconnect the door trim panel electrical connector. Remove door panel
Inside the door handle, there's a little cover that you can open with a flathead screwdriver. Flip it open then remove the screw inside. Another one of these is in the little armrest cubby. Same deal, flip it open then remove the screw.
If you have sail speakers (close to the window), remove these too. Gently pry the cover off, then remove screws.
The dip on the door towards the front of the car, there are 2 screw to be removed, they are in there deep but easily come out.
At the bottom, there are 3 more screws to remove.
Once you have these screws off, you can feel the door panel start to come off. There are plastic pieces inside the door panel that are a pain to get the door panel off of; you'll have to lift it to remove the panel. Be aware these might break. I found replacements at an autoparts store. One of mine doesn't have 1 of these (2 on each panel IIRC) but there is no noticeable difference.
As stated, this is for the fronts. The rears should be somewhat similar, just screws to remove.
Carefully put the panel back on, making sure the panel rests into the clips in the door panel, or it might feel loose or look off. You might have to mess with the door lock when you put the door panel back on. Good luck.
Busted off right...common problem in these...you'll need to get one at either the junk yard(cheap) or the dealer(expensive)..then you need to take the door panel off the inside of the door to get access to the inside of the handle...there will be two 10mm nuts you need to remove holding the door handle assy. in..remove them and replace with new one..assemble in reverse order
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
Trim Panel —Front Door, Expedition
NOTE: Release the top portion first. Remove the sail panel.
Remove the window regulator switch plate (14524).
Disconnect the electrical connectors.
Remove the upper door trim panel screw.
Remove the door trim panel screw at the window regulator switch plate opening.
Remove the door trim panel screw in the courtesy lamp housing.
Remove the courtesy lamp lens.
Remove the screw.
Remove the inside door handle trim cover.
Remove the inside door handle.
Remove the bolt.
CAUTION: To avoid damage to the front door trim panel, do not pull directly outward. Lift upward and then outward to remove the front door trim panel (23943).
Remove the courtesy lamp and socket.
Disconnect the power mirror electrical connector.
Connect the power mirror electrical connector.
Install the courtesy lamp and socket.
Install the front door trim panel.
Install the inside door handle.
Install the bolt.
Install the inside door handle trim cover.
Install the door trim panel screw in the courtesy lamp housing.
Install the screw.
Install the courtesy lamp lens.
Install the door trim panel screw at the window regulator switch plate opening.
Install the upper door trim panel screw.
Connect the electrical connectors.
NOTE: If a new trim panel is required: Some new trim panels have a cut out opening for the window switchplate that is larger than that on the original trim panel. When installing a new trim panel, install the window switchplate in the following sequence to make sure that the switchplate is secured fully into the door trim panel. Install the window regulator switchplate.
Insert the rear switchplate clip into the trim panel opening.
Install the forward and side clips into the trim panel opening.
NOTE: Install the lower portion first. Install the sail panel.
1. on the inside, remove the plastic trim that is directly inside of the left side rear view mirror.. should just snap off. 2. remove the lens from the reflector/courtesy lamp on the door. 3. pop the plastic trim holding the window switches ...pull up on the front edge (closet to hood) and tip it up until you can release the back edge of the switch plate. 4. unhook the wire connections from the switches... look for the lock tab release lever...they're color coded and only fit in one location so don' worry about where they go.. 5. There are two small screws to remove...one below where the switches were, and the other behind the lens of the reflector on the door. Once you get these out, lift straight up on the panel and it will unhook from the slots in the door. 6. unplug the courtesy light from it's spot in the door panel by twisting. that should get you there!
If the car is an 03 galant it is very simple to remove.
Remove the window crank if it is not Electric Window.
Remove the Screw that holds the "Open Door Handle" cover.
Remove the Screw that holds the "Pull Handle Pocket"
Remove both plastic covers.
Remove all 3 hidden crews that have a plastic cover over them.
One is toward the front of the door top and the other two are toward the rear of the door top and bottom side.
Carefully pry around the door trim panel to disengage it from th retaining clips, along the sides and bottom. If you have electric windows, disconnect the if from the door trim to access the speaker. Same procedure for both doors.
Don it. Good half day for amateur. Get Chilton 86-99 Bonneville, 88, Lesabre manuel.. Tricky to find bolts are under end flaps on door close handgrips. Took me a day to figure that one out. Others under light at lip of back of door. Book indicates to strart with window 3/4 up if you can. Flip up window control at rear of panel. After all screws are out raise outer edge of armrest and look for notches 4" and 11-1/2" from rear of armrest to slide inward to remove. There are screws under the door handle too. Screws everwhere. When pulling bottom of panel from door lift with a notched bar to avoid tearing the fasteners out of the cardboard panel. Two screws behind seatbelt notch at top need to come out to allow positioning the glass. The panel at the bottom of the top opening can be removed for more fredom in positioning the glass when reinserting the ball in the lower track on the window. Tape glass with duct tape to keep it from falling. Drill the factory rivets that hold the old regulator and I replaced with stove bolts with nylon locknuts slotted head to the inside the car. Can't remember the size, probably 1/4 or 3/16". Remove speaker if in front bottom of door to use your hand to do work in the door. You must twist the regulator forward with window 1/2 down to remove the ball from the socket in the bottom sliding metal track at the bottom of the window. Don't drop the window after removing the socket, tape it in place. Don't know what you do if you cannot move it to 1/2 up position. By the way, the body shops say you must use rivets, not screws or it will shift, but I have had no problems with the screws for reinstallation several years old. The rivet they use take a big hydraulic pop rivet gun that you won't have. Good luck, I don't envy you. Need to do other window on my 91. The window control may not be the same on the Custom, mine is the Ltd. you may be able to remove the motor from the regulator in the door without removing the regulator if you can figure out how to get the bolts that hold the moter to the regulator. inside the door.