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How to Replace Rear Door Panel 02-05 Mercury Mountaineer

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  1. step : Removing the Door Panel (0:34)
    • Pry off the door handle bezel
    • Pry up the window switch panel
    • Disconnect the window switch wiring harnesses
    • Remove the 7mm bolt in the door pull
    • Remove the 7mm bolt on the bottom of the door panel
    • Pry out the door panel
    • Lift the door panel up and off
  2. step : Reinstalling the Door Panel (1:24)
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Insert the 7mm bolt to the bottom of the door panel
    • Insert the 7mm bolt in the door pull
    • Connect the window switch wiring harness
    • Push in the window switch panel
    • Push in the door handle bezel

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In this video, we're going to show you how to remove and replace the rear door panel on this 2003 Mercury Mountaineer. We show you on the driver side, but the passenger side is a similar procedure. The items you'll need for this include a flat blade screwdriver and a 7mm socket and ratchet with an extension.

Start off by prying out on the bottom of this panel and then pulling out to release the clips. Then slide it towards the front of the car and off the door handle. Now roll this panel out while pulling up on the front. Slide it forward and then just push the tab on this harness and disconnect it. Then remove this 7mm bolt and this 7mm bolt right here. Now lift your door panel up and out and your door panel's free.

The door handle is held in by all these hooks, so if you take the water shield off for any reason, just make sure that everything is lined up so the hooks can go in easily. You can actually kind of hook the bottom ones on first. Just push the panel up, you may have to move it up a little bit, make sure it goes against the door all the way, and slide it down. Now replace those two 7mm bolts and tighten them up. The top one helps if you feed it back into place with an extension. Reconnect the harness and this tab slides in first. Take this panel and just slide it behind your door handle. Push those tabs back into place. Push the clips back in on the front.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 7mm Socket


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