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How to Replace Front Drivers Door Panel 98-12 Ford Ranger

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How to Replace Front Drivers Door Panel 98-12 Ford Ranger

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 01 Ford Ranger

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Panel
    • Remove the two Phillips head screws in the door pull
    • Pull the door handle panel out
    • Disconnect the wiring harnesses
    • Remove the Phillips head screw beneath the door handle
    • Remove the Phillips head screw in the bottom left corner
    • Lift the door panel up and off
  2. step 2 :Installing the Door Panel
    • Insert the door panel into its slots
    • Press the door panel into place
    • Tighten the Phillips screw in the bottom left corner
    • Tighten the Phillips screw beneath the door handle
    • Connect the wiring harnesses to the door handle panel
    • Press the door handle panel into place
    • Tighten the two Phillips head screws to the door pull

Tools needed for replacement

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

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In this video we're going to be working with our 2001 Ford Ranger extended cab pickup. We're going to show you how to remove and replace your front door panel on the driver's side. This process is going to be very similar on the standard or single cab models.

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Here are the items you'll need for this repair: Phillips screwdriver and flat blade screwdriver.

Open your door, and remove the two Phillips head screws below the door handle. Open the door handle and release this panel from the door. Pry up and remove the electrical connectors from this panel, using a small flat-blade screwdriver to do this. You want to be careful not to break these arms off. This connector is removed by undoing the two Phillips head screws. You might have to just pry carefully to separate this connector with your flat blade. Remove the last connector the same way we did with the first one by prying up on those tabs and popping it off. Remove the Phillips head screw we just uncovered by removing that panel. One more Phillips head screw at the bottom corner here. Lift up on the panel and remove it from the truck.

These hooks on the inside of the door panel will slide into these slots on the inside edge of the door. Be sure that the wiring harness is pulled through when you start and that you hook in to the weather seal under the window here, and that you line up the door lock into its hole. With our lock in place, and our door in the weatherstrip at the top of the window, we'll push in there. Then we can move along and lift up slightly and push in to engage the rest of our door panel before re-installing the first two screws. Reinstall your electrical connectors to the appropriate switches. We'll have to reinstall the two Phillips head screws for our window switch. Once all your switches are reinstalled, line up this panel into your door, snap the clips back into place, and reinstall the two Phillips head screws under the door handle.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver


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