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How To Remove Front Door Panel 00-07 Ford Focus

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  1. step : Removing the Door Panel (0:38)
    • Remove the manual window crank with the window crank tool or
    • Bend a hook on the end of a straight paper clip
    • Pry out the manual window crank with a screwdriver
    • Pry off the retaining clip with the paper clip
    • Remove the manual window crank
    • Pry off the trim piece inside the door handle with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry off the pull handle trim
    • Remove the two 6 1/4 mm bolts inside the pull handle
    • Remove the T20 screw inside the door handle
    • Remove the series of T20 Torx screws along the door panel
    • Pry off the door handle bezel
    • Slide the door handle bezel forward
    • Pry off the mirror base trim piece
    • Lift the door panel up and out of the window sill
    • Pry out the door handle, slide it forward and off
  2. step : Reinstalling the Door Panel (3:49)
    • Pry out the door handle
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Push the cable through the triangular panel
    • Twist the ring onto the bracket
    • Push on the mirror base trim piece
    • Push the door handle into place
    • Slide the door handle bezel on
    • Tighten the T20 screw inside the door handle
    • Tighten the series of T20 Torx screws along the door panel
    • Insert the two 6 1/4 mm bolts inside the pull handle
    • Push on the trim piece inside the door handle
    • Push on the pull handle trim
    • Push the retaining clip on the window crank handle
    • Push the washer on the window crank handle
    • Push the window crank handle into place

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In this video, we're going to show you how to remove and replace the door panel on this 2005 Ford Focus. The items you'll need for this include a window crank removal tool, or a paper clip, a flat blade screwdriver, a 1/4 inch or a 6.5 millimeter socket and ratchet, and a T20 Torx bit.

Remove the manual window crank, and with the right tool it's very easy.

You just want to create a gap between the washer and the handle. Work the tool in there and then you actually want the tool to line up with the handle. Press it down, I felt it, push the clip. You want to put the clip back in, grab the pliers. You kind of see how it works; the clip goes in there and holds onto this channel that's on here.

If you don't have the right tool, what you can actually do is, knowing that you need to pull on the clip right here, you're going to take a paper clip, and make a tool out of it. You want to bend it like that, bend this all the way straight. I'm going to take a pair of pliers and I'm just going to grab the very end of it and bend it right up into a little hook. Now I can take just a regular screwdriver and create that separation I need. Put my little tool in here, rotate it, and pull it up. That pulls the clip out and it comes off.

Pry off this small cover and then pry off this panel on your pull handle. Then remove these two 6.5mm bolts, and then this T20 and this series of T20 screws around the outside of the door panel. We'll just fast-forward as Mike removes all of those. Now pry off this bezel and then slide it forward. Pull out on this triangular panel, and then take your door panel and just lift it up and out of the window sill and pull it free.

Now, before replacing your door panel, pry out on the door handle and slide it forward. Take your door panel and feed the door handle through the panel. Then push the top of the door panel back down into the window sill. Once you have it lined up and back in place, take your door handle, push it in, and just slide it forward. Then re-clip this triangular panel, slide this bezel back into place, and push it in. We'll fast-forward as Mike replaces all of those bolts and tightens them up. Replace that screw cover, and then just take that panel for your pull handle and slide the top in first. Then clip in the bottom. Make sure that clip's pushed in on your window crank, and put that washer into place. Then push the window crank back onto the stud.

We hope this video helps you out. Brought to you by www.1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet. Please feel free to call us toll-free, 888-844-3393. We're the company that's here for you on the Internet and in person.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Paper Clip

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 6.5mm Socket

  • Sockets - SAE

  • 1/4 Inch Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Window Crank Removal Tool

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T20 Driver


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