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.
Skill Level: 2-3 (Basic to Intermediate)
Time Taken: About 15 Minutes
By Jim Wilk, Licensed Auto Body
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 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.
With a 7 millimeter socket I removed this
screw that held the door panel in place.
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.
But first I disconnected the wires from
the switch panel.
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
pulled the panel in an upward and outward
direction to completely remove it from the
This door panel does not
have the old-fashioned push clips... it uses
hooks that are molded into the
plastic door panel.
Once the wire
was disconnected I could remove the mirror.
The arrows point to the
First I removed
the screws from the window latch.
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.
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Written January 9, 2008