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How to Replace Rear Door Handle 09-14 Ford F150

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How to Replace Rear Door Handle 09-14 Ford F150

Created on: 2019-04-24

Check out this tutorial on replacing an interior door handle. If you need to replace a broken, stuck, missing, or ugly door handle, the expert mechanics at 1A Auto show you how.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Rear Door Handle
    • Pry off the bolt cover panel behind the door handle
    • Use a Trim tool to pry off the upper window trim panel
    • Remove the 8 mm bolt from behind the door handle
    • Remove the three 6 mm bolts along the perimeter of the door panel
    • Pry up the power window switch panel with a hook
    • Disconnect the power window switch electrical connector
    • Lift the door panel up and away
    • Disconnect the door latch cable
    • Press the two door handle retaining tabs to remove it
  2. step 2 :Installing the New Rear Door Handle
    • Install the new rear door handle
    • Replace the door latch cable
    • Lower the door panel down onto the mounting clips and press into place
    • Replace the three 6 mm bolts along the perimeter of the door panel
    • Replace the 8 mm bolt behind the door handle
    • Replace the window switch electrical connector
    • Replace the window switch panel
    • Replace the door handle bolt trim panel
    • Replace the upper window trim panel

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools


  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions


  • Sockets - Metric

    6mm Socket

    8mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

    Trim Tool Set

Installation Video
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Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. This is a 2011 Ford F150. I'm going to show you how to replace a broken rear door handle. Rear door panel, we're going to start by removing this panel back in here. Pull the handle out. And put a 90-degree pick back inside. Get it locked in and pull. Now, we're going to pull the panel off up here. There's two clips, one down here, one up here. Insert the tool and pry. This is the right tool to use. These red trim tools are available at

There are four bolts that hold the panel on. An eight-millimeter bolt here and three six-millimeter bolts. And we'll remove those using a socket, ratchet and extension. All right. Your 90-degree pick again, you're going to pull this panel up right in the corner. Work it underneath. Make sure you get a good bite and pull straight up. And then pull up and go to the front. Same thing--straight up. Disconnect the switch by pressing the tab here. And now the panel will lift up and come away. And small flat-blade screwdriver, there are two tabs on the cable. All right, once you release those two tabs, twist the cable around, and bring it up and out.

And to get this out of the door panel, what I like to do is twist it until the tabs are up and down. And then it's pretty easy to pry up, and you lift up to release that back tab. And then you push down on the top tab and push it out. Your broken door handle comes out pretty easy. There's just two tabs right here. Push on the two tabs to release the handle, and it comes right 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.

And then to put the new handle in, just hook it into place. Put the back in first and then snap the front in. All right. Door panel back on--just take your three clips at the bottom and kind of put the panel in place. And it just rests there. And then take the cable, put it into the handle. Just kind of wants to be sideways. Make sure it's up and down. Twist it, pull, and then push the green clip back in place. Make sure this wire comes up through. Okay. Probably the hardest part is just making sure that your door lock come up through the hole. So push this into place, and then lift up. Kind of feel your door lock into place. And then push it against the door, slide it down. Make sure it's nice and tight against the door. Okay.

And now we can reinstall the four mounting bolts. Thread in the eight-millimeter and then thread in the three six-millimeters. Okay. And now, put your three trim panels back in place. Your window switch, make sure these clips are still in place. If they're stuck in the door, you can push them down through and recover them and slip them back onto the bezel. Reconnect our switch and push it down in place. This panel--beveled edge goes to the back. Put it in, and press it til it clicks. And then this top panel, curved edge goes on the top. And just make sure these clips are still on it. And they go right in the slots in the door. And you're all set.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Pick

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 6mm Socket
  • 8mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Trim Tool Set

2009 - 2014  Ford  F150 Truck
2009 - 2011  Ford  F150 Truck
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