Replaces

2005-2010 Ford Mustang Front Door Lock Actuator Driver Side

This part replaces:

  • OE # 6L2Z78218A43AA
  • DORMAN 746-163

  • New

This is a power door lock actuator that mounts inside the door. It is designed to REPLACE a broken or missing power door lock actuator.

Specifications:

  • Fits LH (Driver Side) FRONT & REAR doors as listed:
  • Replaces dealer part numbers: 6L2Z-78218A43-AA, 4L2Z-78218A43-AA, 3L2Z-78218A43-AB, 3L2Z-78218A43-AA, 1L2Z7-8218A43-AA, 6L2Z78218A43AA, 4L2Z78218A43AA, 3L2Z78218A43AB, 3L2Z78218A43AA, 1L2Z78218A43AA
  • Electric operation
  • Correct electrical connection
  • Direct bolt on
  • Built to strict quality control standards
  • Designed to correct earlier failure problems of the original Ford units

This power door lock actuator is a great replacement and has good cost savings over a dealer power door lock actuator.

Note: This electrical part is tested before it leaves our manufacturer, and is not returnable. It is eligible for exchange only.

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser. Please keep your invoice for proof of this warranty.

  1. Removing the Door Panel (0:47)
    • Pry off the door handle bezel
    • Pry up the window switch panel
    • Disconnect the window switch wiring harnesses
    • Remove the 7mm bolt in the door pull
    • Remove the 7mm bolt on the bottom of the door panel
    • Pry out the door panel
    • Lift the door panel up and off
    • Carefully peel off the water shield
  2. Removing the Door Handle (1:47)
    • Pry off the door lock rod from the yellow clip near the lock assembly
    • Lift the yellow clip on the interior door handle
    • Remove the 6mm bolt from the door handle
    • Slide the door handle forward
    • Push the latch cable off the door handle
  3. Removing the Door Lock Assembly (2:27)
    • Disconnect the door handle latch cable from the clips on the door
    • Remove the three T27 Torx bolts from the lock assembly
    • Lift the assembly up and disconnect the door handle rod from the yellow clip
    • Pull the assembly out from the door
    • Disconnect the two wiring harnesses from the assembly
  4. Removing the Door Lock Actuator (3:27)
    • Pry the tab on the actuator with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Slide the actuator off
  5. Installing the Door Lock Actuator (4:01)
    • Align the slots on the actuator with the slots on the assembly
    • Align the arm on the actuator with the hole on the assembly
    • Slide the actuator in place
  6. Reinstalling the Door Lock Assembly (4:50)
    • Connect the two harnesses to the actuator
    • Push the door handle lock rod into the yellow clip
    • Push the lock assembly into place
    • Tighten the three T27 Torx bolts into the latch
    • Push the bracket into place
    • Tighten the two T27 Torx bolts to the bracket
  7. Reinstalling the Door Handle (6:30)
    • Clip the latch cable to the door handle
    • Hold the lock button in the unlocked position
    • Push the lock rod into the yellow clip
    • Clip the door handle rod in the yellow clip near the assembly
    • Slide the door handle back
    • Tighten the 6mm bolt to the door handle
  8. Reinstalling the Door Panel (8:10)
    • Put the water shield into place
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Insert the 7mm bolt to the bottom of the door panel
    • Insert the 7mm bolt in the door pull
    • Connect the window switch wiring harness
    • Push in the window switch panel
    • Push in the door handle bezel

Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 6mm Socket
  • 7mm Socket

  • Torx Drivers & Sockets

  • T27 Torx Driver

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How-to Video:

(09:24 min)

Tools List:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 6mm Socket
  • 7mm Socket

  • Torx Drivers & Sockets

  • T27 Torx Driver



This part replaces:

  • OE # 6L2Z78218A43AA
  • DORMAN 746-163

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  • 2005-2007 Mercury Montego Front Door Lock Actuator Driver Side
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