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How to Replace Front Door Panel 09-19 Ford Fiesta

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  1. step : Removing the Door Panel (0:28)
    • Pry out the trim button in the door handle with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the T20 Torx screw from the inside door handle
    • Pry out the interior door handle
    • Disconnect the wiring harnesses
    • Pull the cable straight out of the door handle
    • Use a trim tool to remove the crank handle
    • Pry out the trim covers from the perimeter of the door panel
    • Remove the T20 Torx bolts from the panel
    • Pry out the door pull trim cover
    • Remove the two T25 Torx bolts from the door handle
    • Remove the handle
    • Pry out the door panel with a body tool
  2. step : Installing the Door Panel (3:50)
    • Lift the door panel up into place
    • Press the door cable into the door handle
    • Connect the wiring harnesses to the door handle
    • Insert the door handle into place
    • Press the door panel clips in
    • Tighten the T20 bolts to the door handle
    • Tighten the three T20 bolts to the door panel
    • Insert the door handle into place
    • Tighten the two T25 bolts to the door handle
    • Press the door handle cover on
    • Line up the window crank handle so that it's pointing at about 2 o'clock
    • Press the handle into place

Mike: Hi, I'm Mike at 1A Auto. We've been selling auto parts for over 30 years.

Hi, everyone. Sue here from 1A Auto. Today we have a 2011 Ford Fiesta in the shop, and I'm going to show you how to remove the inner door panel. So if you need any parts for your car, click on the link below and head on over to

With a little pocket screwdriver or a flat edge screwdriver, you're going to pop this cover off. Just reach in there and give it a pry and then we can set that aside. You can see there's a little screw in there. It's got a Torx bit head to it. It's a T20. Take that out. Just pry on this casing and it will pop right out. Now you can reveal the actual, this is the mirror adjuster button. So we're going to take that connector off. Down below here there's a little clip. Push in on the pin. Let's see if I can see it. Yeah, I'll get this side first.

So here is your little mini speaker. Take that clip and push in on the pin. Pull that clip and take the connector out. Now we have the actual door handle itself. So this handle for the exterior, this is the interior door handle cable and it releases a latch. So it just slides right in. There's no clips and there's no screws. So pull up on the cable end and it comes right out. So you see how it goes in? It slides right in like that and clicks down. To release, pull up and there you go. So now we can see the actual connector on this side. Take a small screwdriver.

Now we're going to remove the window crank handle. It's a manual window. We're going to use our body tool. At the end of this little fork right here it basically just pops off. There's no clip or nothing. So with pressure on this and pressure on the handle, you'll snap it right off. You see how it just has these little fingers that wrap around the window regulator? That's it. There's three modeling screws: one down here, middle, then the top. These little covers, just pop them off, and now you can see the mono screws. These are a Torx T20 tip. Just take all three of them out.

Now we're going to get to the main bolt that holds the panel on. Underneath the handle right here, this cover comes right off. Just pry it off. Here we have two more Torx head bolts. Got a T20. Take that handle right out of the way. So with a body tool, you're going to reach in the back here and just pop this door out. There we go. You're going to lift it straight up and out of the way.

Now we're ready to put the panel back on. Making sure all my electrical stuff is out of the way. I just got to make sure I put the cable through the spot. Okay. So the lip, put it in the window sill. Make sure it's all the way forward, and make sure that cable is on the top side like that. Now with all three connectors coming out of the slot, I just have the door panel resting on the window sill, just in case it'd have to come back because I can't get this in correctly. But I have faith. So that slides down right in there like that and then clicks in. Connect our little tweeter speaker, connect our window control, mirror control, sorry. There we go. Slide that all back in there.

Now I know the panel's pretty much lined up. I'm going to just push the snaps back in. That's nice and tight. Going to put my mounting bolt on for this and out of all the bolts. There's also these two long ones, which are for the handle. But then we have three identical ones and then the one that's not. So these three go for this door panel and the one that's not goes in the handle. T20: line it up and tighten it down. Now I want to make sure my handle works. So I'm going to act like a door latch and lock it. Put a little pressure on it. I know my handle works.

Now I don't have it all bolted down yet because I made sure that my handle works. Now I'm going to make sure that my mirror adjuster works. Other side. Yep. So it's all good. Turn the key off, then I can tighten it all down. T20, line it right up, put the tab back, mono top. Going to install the handle. This is a T25, if I remember correctly. Yep, T25. Top one. This has got that little fancy plastic cover. Okay. It's got three line-ups. One at three o'clock, twelve, and six. Snap it in, then the window crank. So the spacer goes like that, with the inverted going that way. Now you know when the window's up, the crank should be right about two o'clock. Snap it on.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T20 Driver
  • T25 Driver

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