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Remove the inner handle (A). Take care not to scratch the door panel.
-1 Pry out the cap (B), and remove the screw (C).
-2 Pull the inner handle forward and out half-way.
-3 Disconnect the inner handle rod (D) from the joint bushing (E), and power door lock switch connector (F). For some models: On driver's side, disconnect the driving position memory switch connector (G).
-3 NOTE: Check the bushing for damage, and replace if necessary.
Detach the clips (A) and hooks (B), then remove the speaker grille (C). Remove the screws (D).
Detach the clips (A) and release the hooks (B), then remove the switch panel (C). Take care not to scratch the door panel. Disconnect the power window switch (door multiplex control unit) connectors (D). On driver's side, disconnect the power mirror switch connector (E).
Pry out the cap (F), and remove the screw (G).
Release the clips that hold the door panel (A) with a commercially available trim pad remover (B), then remove the door panel by pulling it upward. Disconnect the speaker connector (C).
On driver's side, disconnect the front door subharness connector (D). On passenger's side, disconnect the courtesy light bulb socket (E), and detach the harness clip (F) from the panel.
Remove the door panel with as little bending as possible to avoid creasing or breaking it.
Install the door panel in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:
Check the clips for damage or stress-whitening, and replace them with new one.
Make sure the connectors are plugged in properly, and the inner handle rod and courtesy light bulb socket are connected properly.
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.
In my 2008 Cobalt, the front speaker in the driver door went inoperative - no turn signal noise, no warning chimes for door open with key in, seatbelt chime, low fuel chime, and of course, no music. All of those sounds come through the speaker. I switched the driver door speaker and the passenger door speaker, and now I have all of those noises back.
If you have manual roll down windows, you'll have to buy a special tool to remove a little clip that's behind the roller handle. This tool was included in a kit for about $7 that I bought at Harbor Frieght, but you might be able to find the kit at other auto parts stores. Google "removing window crank" and you should be able to locate a video that shows how to get it off.
Anyway, I switched the speakers and now we just don't have music coming out of the passenger door speaker, but at least we have all of the warning chimes and turn signal clicking noise again.
The dealer wanted almost $200 for a new speaker and to replace it (labor). Rediculous.
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.
On 1981-86 models, remove armrest attaching screws.
On 1987-96 models, remove the retainer screws secure the pocket in the molded armrest on the door panel.
If equipped with crank type windows, remove window crank handle with the appropriate clip removal tool.
If equipped with manual remote mirrors, remove the control knob bezel.
Remove inside door handle cover attaching screw and trim plate.
If equipped with door mounted speakers, remove the speaker, and disconnect the speaker wires. For speaker removal and installation steps, refer to .
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.
Holding door panel vertical lift straight up to release the upper clip.
Inspect all retaining clips and replace any broken or missing pieces.
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.
If equipped with crank windows, attach the washer and crank to the window regulator stud.
On 1981-86 models, attach the armrest to the door using the retainer screws.
On 1987-96 models, insert the armrest pocket and secure in place with retainer screws.
If equipped with door panel mounted speakers, attach the speaker wires to the speaker and secure the assembly to the door panel.
If equipped with remote cable mirrors, attach the control knob to the door panel with the retainer bezel.
If equipped with an ashtray, insert the holder assembly, and secure in place with retainer screws. Install the ashtray to the holder assembly.
Position the door handle trim panel around the door handle assembly, and secure in place with the retainer screw.
If equipped with accessory switch panel, attach the harnesses to the switches, and press the accessory plate into the door panel.
Connect the negative battery cable.
Check and make sure all panel components function correctly.
I have info on a 96 power door glass.....should be very simular. the triangle piece at the top front is just clipped on, the plastic piece around the opener handle is just clipped on. in the pull handle there are two screws, and the plastic piece just pops up. under the red reflector the is a screw. There is a "U" clip behind your window crank, remove this clip and the crank will pull straight out. (use a screw driver to open the gap between the crank and the door panel, to see the clip, Use a hook tool too remove the clip...you can also use a cloth or panty-hose in the gap and turn the crank, the cloth will grab the edge of the clip and pop it off)
after removing all the clips and screws the door panel is held on with plastic plugs, just pull the panel sraight out toward youself.
hope this helps.
to remove the panel they make special tools that make the job alot
easier available at most any parts store. that said there should a screw
that holds the trim piece by your door handal and then you will see nut
that holds it remove it this nut can also be located under the arm rest pad that should pop off make sure any door speakers are not mounted
through the panel if you have crank window one of the tools i mentioned
to remove the u shaped spring clip behind crank if you have pwr. windows there should be enough wire to pull it out + unplug it if not remove the trim plate + win. ctrl. the panel is held by spring clips use the other side of the window tool starting at the bottom work your way
accross + up both sides the clips will stay in the panel once yoe have poped all clips lift panel from sides over the top lip of the door + change
your mirror to put panel back line the clips up with holes + pop them in
make sure you pu the panel tool it's so much easier.
hope this helps good luck.
FRONT DOOR TRIM PANEL - REMOVAL
Release door latch and open door.
Roll window down.
Remove window crank Window Crank - Typical , if equipped.
Remove screws attaching trim panel to door Door Trim Panel and Trim Panel Screw
CAUTION: Do not forcibly pull trim panel from door, damage to trim panel may occur.
Simultaneously lift upward and outward to release retainer steps from inner door panel Trim Panel Retainer
Disengage inside handle linkage rod from inside handle.
Disconnect speaker harness wire connector Speaker And Power Mirror Connector
Disengage power mirror wire connector, if equipped (driver's side only) Speaker And Power Mirror Connector
Disengage clips attaching power window/lock switch panel to door trim
panel. Disengage wire connector from switch panel, if equipped Power
Door Lock/Window Connector
Separate door trim panel from vehicle.
Position trim panel at door.
Engage wire connector for window/lock switch panel, if equipped. Engage
clips attaching power window/lock switch panel to door trim panel.
Engage power mirror wire connector, if equipped.
Connect speaker harness wire connector.
Engage inside handle linkage rod to inside handle.
Align trim panel retainer steps with inner door panel and slide trim panel into place.
Install screws attaching trim panel to door.
Install window crank, if equipped.
Hope helped with this; remember rated this help. Good luck.