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How to Remove Passenger Door Panel 15-19 F-150

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How to Remove Passenger Door Panel 15-19 F-150

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a door panel. Door panels need to be removed to access the inside components of the door, like the window regulator or exterior door handles on 16 Ford F-150

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Panel
    • Put the window down
    • Pry off the sail panel
    • Pry off the door pull trim
    • Pry off the trim underneath the door pull
    • Remove the 7mm screw from the top right
    • Remove the two 7mm screws on the bottom of the panel
    • Remove the four 7mm screws in the center of the panel
    • Pry out the door panel with a door panel clip tool or putty knife
    • Lift the door panel up and off
    • Disconnect the wiring harnesses
  2. step 2 :Installing the Door Panel
    • Connect the wiring harnesses to the door panel
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Tighten Push in the door panel clips
    • The four 7mm screws to the center of the panel
    • Tighten the two 7mm screws to the bottom of the panel
    • Tighten the 7mm screw to the top right
    • Press on the trim underneath the door pull
    • Press on the door pull trim
    • Press on the sail panel

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions


  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    7mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

    Trim Tool Set

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In this video, we're going to show you how to remove and re-install your passenger side front door panel. This is a 2016 F-150 with XLT trim. So you have a different trim you may have a little different procedure to take the panel off and put it back on.

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Here are the items you'll need for this repair: 7mm socket, ratchet, socket extension, flat blade screwdriver, trim tools

All right, before we start, it’s always a good idea just to put the window down just in case you hit the lock switch by accident, you don't want to lock yourself out of your truck.

Start up here, and sometimes you can do this by hand. The right tool is a plastic trim tool, go in behind, pop the clips free and you always want to pull straight out on it. Remove it. Now we're going to pull off this trim panel, and there is a little indent right here where you can fit a screwdriver through, and I force it right up and in. And then this is probably the most unnerving part. It takes a lot of force to pull this off, and I'm going to put my thumb here.

Most of the time, the thing's just going to go flying. Then we want to remove this panel in here. You've got to get into this line here. It can be difficult sometimes. You use plastic tools available at 1AAuto to make this easy, and you don't mar up your interior. Pull out on the side a little bit, get this hook in the top. You can see your two clips are there and there, and it comes up and out. Now you have a series of seven 7-millimeter screws. One up here, two here with the large washers, two here, and then there's two down below. One here and one back here. And we're using 7-millimeter socket, ratchet and extension to remove these seven bolts.

Now there's a series of pins that hold the panel in, so you need to pull the panel straight out. I start up at the top corner here because you can grab onto it easy, and again just apply even pressure out and work your fingers down. And the panel kind of comes up and off.

Just something to keep in mind, there's a large alignment pin here that goes into this hole in the front here. Reconnect your door lock as well as your window switch. Make sure you plug it in the correct way and then your door handle cable just goes in underneath and snaps into place. Make sure that you push your lock button through and push the top towards the outside of the vehicle and down on while you're kind of holding the bottom out. Then that front pin should go right in. Make sure all your other pins go in. You should have about a quarter inch of a clearance all the way around and set all the pins. Just going to reinstall my seven 7mm screws. Two with the smaller washers go in the lower holes and the two with the larger washers go up around the door pull.

These ones in the door pull you want to get nice and tight. The smaller black ones, just tighten them up firmly. Make sure your two plastic clips are in place, two metal clips. Put it on just kind of looking behind. Make sure the clips line up. Tab goes into the back. Push it back a little bit just to make sure everything lines up. It goes back on much easier than it came off. Then this one, two tabs at the bottom, make sure they go in and lock it in place.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 7mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Trim Tool Set

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