1A Auto Video Library
Our how-to videos have helped repair over 100 million vehicles.

How to Replace Front Interior Door Handle 09-14 Ford F150

Share on:

How to Replace Front Interior Door Handle 09-14 Ford F150

Created on: 2019-04-24

Watch this video to learn how to replace the front interior door handle. The experts at 1A Auto show how to replace the front interior door handle on your 09-14 Ford F-150.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Front Interior Door Handle
    • You may remove the interior courtesy lights fuse to prevent draining the battery
    • Pry off the the bolt cover panels behind the door handles
    • Remove the two 8 mm door handle bolts
    • Remove the two 6 mm bolts at the bottom of the door panel
    • Pry up the master window switch with a hook tool
    • Disconnect the three electrical connectors from the master window switch
    • Pull the door panel up and off
    • Disconnect the door latch cable from the door handle
    • Disconnect the mirror switch electrical connector
    • Press on the two clips on the inside of the door panel to remove the door handle
  2. step 2 :Replacing the Front Interior Door Handle
    • Install the interior door handle
    • Rest the door panel on the bottom clips
    • Replace the door latch cable
    • Pass the window switch wiring through the door panel
    • Replace the two door handle bolt cover panels
    • Reconnect the mirror switch electrical connector
    • Lift the door panel and press and slide it into place
    • Reconnect the three master window switch electrical connections
    • Replace the master window switch
    • Replace the two 8 mm door handle bolts
    • Replace the two 6 mm door panel bolts at the bottom
    • Replace the interior courtesy light fuse if you removed it

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Small Hook

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions

    Socket Driver


  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    6mm Socket

    8mm Socket

Installation Video
Watch video

Hi, I'm Mike, from 1A Auto. This is a 2011 Ford F150. I'm going to show you how to replace your broken, inside door handle, with a new part from 1A Auto. Okay, just to make sure that your courtesy lights don't drain your battery, if you're working inside the car, and you have the doors open for awhile, you can pull your interior light fuse. That fuse is located right down here, near the passenger's feet kick panel. Pull that door open and off. Fuse box is right here, squeeze and pull that off. Then your fuse puller is right here, and the fuse for the courtesy lights, and you can confirm this in your owners manual, but the courtesy light fuse is right here. Number 15, it's a 15 amp, number 12. Pull it out, and it's out.

To remove the door panel, you're going to want to start with a 90 degree pick, available at 1A Auto, and you really need one of these. A lot of these you can do with just a little flat blade screwdriver, but you really need to get in here. Start at the top, force the pick in there at the corner, and twist. Then, I've already done it once, so it's probably going to come out pretty easy, but you pull really firm, and remove that panel. Then the same thing, right down in here. Work the pick down at the back. Get a good bite and lift up. Then there's two eight millimeter bolts: one here, and then one back in behind there. Then two six millimeter bolts--there right at the bottom, here and here.

I'm using an eight millimeter socket, with a ratchet and an extension, and remove these two bolts. Switching over to a six millimeter socket, and remove these two. These will come out quick. Use a nice big 90 degree pick. Work it right in, and then underneath. Then you want to pull straight up, and same thing. Now it looks like this has been apart before, so it comes apart pretty easy, but you would want to work this in and pull straight up to release the front clip. Then you have three connectors--one here, tab at the front of the vehicle, comes out. Tab at the back comes out. Tab at the back disconnects. Now you can pull your panel up and off the door.

The latch cable, you can see it has two teeth on it. Just work a screwdriver in, push the teeth, and I'm pulling, was pulling out while I push these teeth down, and then the cable rotates out. Once you have your cable disconnected, there's just one more connector, here at the front. For the mirror tab on the front, push, disconnect, and your door panel comes off.

Once you have the door panel off, and you can see the return spring on our old handle is broken. There's just two clips, show you right on the back. Press on those two clips and push the old handle out. Old door handle, from the vehicle. Like I said, the little return spring popped out. New handle from 1A Auto, we'll remove the foil after we install it, but it's exactly like the original door handle. Spring still in place. It's going to go in just like the original.

All right--new handle. Put the back in first, and then press it into place. Door handle, we install, we had our mirror switch out--it just pops up and out. You put the connector in towards the front and then push it down into place. Then put the panel into place and your three hooks at the bottom, you just kind of put them into place preliminarily.

The door panel just kind of rests there. Then you can reconnect your mirror switch. Pull your harnesses up through the door, then put your door latch cable back into place, and push it down into the hole. Then put the wire down through, twist, pull it in here, and then push it into place. Make sure your door lock is unlocked, and then push the panel firmly. You lift up a little bit, push it firmly against the door, and slide it down. You might have to kind of find your door lock knob. Okay, you just have to lift up and get it over the door lock knob. Push it firmly against the door, and it should slide down into place.

Now we're just going to remove our plastic. If these clips didn't come out with your window switch, just push them down through, but be very careful not to drop them, and push the clips back on to the switch housing. Then reconnect the door lock and then your window switches. Then lock it in place.

The eight millimeter bolt, with the washer, goes into the pole cup--start that. The longer one goes up here. We'll start that in, and then start our two six millimeter. Use a socket ratchet extension, or just a driver with a six millimeter socket. Tighten these up. To the eight millimeter, tighten that one up. Get this one started, and socket ratchet extension, to tighten it up.

Okay, old doubled edge goes in the back, put that one in place. Then this one goes down in--this whole tab goes to the back. Test your door handle and make sure the window's open, doors unlocked, and everything works good.

Reinstall your fuse, to get the courtesy lights back on. Back in place--push it in nice and secure. Put your fuse puller back in place, cover back on, and the kick panel back in place.

Thanks for watching. Visit for quality auto parts shipped to your door. The place for DIY auto repair, and if you enjoyed this video, please click the subscribe button.

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Small Hook

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Socket Driver
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 6mm Socket
  • 8mm Socket

2009 - 2014  Ford  F150 Truck
2009 - 2011  Ford  F150 Truck
Search Videos
Go To Top

Same Day Shipping

Need your part faster? Choose expedited shipping at checkout.

Guaranteed To Fit

Highest quality, direct fit replacement auto parts enforced to the strictest product standards.

USA Customer Support

Exceeding customers' expectations, our team of passionate auto enthusiasts are here to help.

Instructional Video Library

Thousands of how-to auto repair videos to guide you step-by-step through your repair.