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How to Remove Front Door Panel 1998-2002 Mercury Grand Marquis

Created on: 2012-05-16

Check out this video to learn how to replace the front door panel on your 98-02 Mercury Grand Marquis.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Panel
    • Pry up the window switch panel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Disconnect the window switch wiring harnesses
    • Pry off the two trim pieces in the door pull with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry off the door handle bezel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the five Phillips screws from the door panel
    • Disconnect the door lock wiring harness
    • Disconnect the trunk switch wiring harness
    • Lift the door panel up and off
  2. step 2 :Installing the Door Panel
    • Connect the door lock wiring harness
    • Connect the trunk switch wiring harness
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Insert the five Phillips screws into the door panel
    • Connect the window switch wiring harnesses
    • Push in the window switch panel
    • Push on the door handle bezel
    • Push in the two door pull trim pieces

Tools needed

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

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In this video, we're going to show you how to remove and reinstall one of the front door panels on this 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis, same as any '98 to 2002. You might need to remove the door panel to do any sort of projects inside the door. The only tools you'll need are a flat blade screwdriver and a Phillips screwdriver.

Start with a flat blade screwdriver. Carefully pry up your switch panel here in the front. Then we just pull it back and forth and pull it up with this hand by just shaking it back and forth. It comes up and out. Then, again, with your flat blade screwdriver pry up here and take off your mirror switch. Then make sure you can move these connectors and there are little tabs that lock them on. Move that one; pry it up from the other side. Pry out down here, and pull out on this connector, and get it started. Pull up with my finger on this one. We'll move it over there.

Just carefully go in and there's little caps; pry that one out. If you go in from the bottom, if you do scratch something, it's more difficult to see. Then right here, put your screwdriver in up top, and you see a little space where the screwdriver goes, and pry this bezel out.

Now there are five Phillips screws to remove: one there, one there and there, one right there, and then one right down here at the bottom. Now, I'm going to fast forward as I remove those five screws. They're obviously easy to remove because they're just screws, but they do try and stay in there. As you're pulling them out, or as you're turning them clockwise, you might have to reach in with your fingernail and pull them out. Otherwise, just make sure that if you can't get them out of the panel, just make sure that, when you pull the panel off, and if you drop them, you recover them before you go to the next step. Once you have those screws out and then lift up on the panel and pull it out.

Then on the backside, there are two connectors. Pull back on a couple of tabs here, and disconnect that. Then pull up on this tab, and disconnect that, and your door panel's off.

Your door panel is designed with hooks on the bottom. You want to lift up your harnesses and you can see that the bottom hooks clip on. You can put on your door, or your trunk opener. Plug that in. Plug this upper plug in. Lift your door panel up. Make sure that these harnesses are coming up through, and make sure your door lock comes through. Push the panel up a little bit and then it slides right down on.

I'm going to speed it up here as I put the five Phillips screws back in. The long ones go through the panel. The shorter ones go through that door pull. Just another tip: if you have trouble getting one in your might want to take the panel back off. On some of them there are clips in behind and sometimes those clips can get shifted, which makes it hard to get those screws in. They should pretty much go right in.

We're going to reconnect our harness leads and our mirror switch. Then work this right down in. Push it against the door and down in. This goes right in and locks in place, and these go back in place. We hope this helps you out.

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