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Removing Door Panel On A Ford F250

Removing Door Panels On A
1999 Ford F250

Gaining Access To Repair Power Windows,
Door Locks, Side Mirrors and More.

(Covers Model Years 1998 to 2002)

In This Article:

Various screws are removed and then the door panel is pried away. Electrical connectors are disconnected to separate the panel from the door.

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Skill Level: 2-3 (Basic to Intermediate)

Time Taken: About 15 Minutes

By Jim Wilk, Licensed Auto Body Technician

Start:

There are only 2 screws holding the door panel in place on a 1999 Ford F250. Yet removing these door panels is tricky... until you know where the hidden screws are.

The first thing I did was roll down the window.

The arrows show where the hidden fasteners are located: One is behind the red lens bezel, and the other is beneath the switches on the armrest.

 

There is a notch in the lens. A small flat screwdriver can be used to pry the lens off.

 

I removed the bulb by pulling it out carefully. These bulbs break easily, so I just pull them out to be safe.

 

With a 7 millimeter socket I removed this screw that held the door panel in place.

 

Armrest:

I used a prying tool (red arrow) to lift the narrow end of this switch panel.

After this end was unsnapped, I could unhook the other end from the armrest.

 

The other hidden screw was now exposed (red arrow).

But first I disconnected the wires from the switch panel.

 

With a 7 millimeter socket I removed the screw.

 

Then I removed the cover from the mirror area.

 

The arrow shows the location of the clips.

At this point a manual mirror could be removed. BUT... to remove a power mirror the entire door panel needs to be removed so the wiring can be disconnected.

 

Removing The Panel:

Then I pulled the panel in an upward and outward direction to completely remove it from the car.

 

Now the dust shield is exposed, and other repairs can be made inside the door, if necessary.

 

Back side of door panel.

This door panel does not have the old-fashioned push clips... it uses hooks that are molded into the plastic door panel.

 

The electrical connection for the power mirror was found behind the speaker.

Once the wire was disconnected I could remove the mirror.

 

These arrows show the access holes I used to unbolt the mirror. This required an 11 millimeter socket.

 

Back side of mirror.

The arrows point to the fasteners.

 

Extended Cab Back Door:

The extended cab back door has a long narrow 2-part door panel.

 

Upper Panel:

First I removed the screws from the window latch.

 

Since this panel used push clips to hold it in place, I pried the cover from the window area using a tack puller.

 

That exposed two 7 millimeter screws that held the lower panel on.

 

I removed those 2 screws and just lifted the door panel upwards and outwards.

This panel was held by hook clips... there were no push clips like those found on many older cars.

Work performed at R-Tech Auto Body, Traverse City Michigan.

More Info:

Tools Used:

  • Tack Puller
  • Small Flat Screwdriver
  • Phillips Screwdriver
  • Sockets: 7mm, 11mm

Materials Used:

  • None

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Written January 9, 2008