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How To Replace Rear Interior Door Handle 02-05 Mercury Mountaineer

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How To Replace Rear Interior Door Handle 02-05 Mercury Mountaineer

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a broken or snapped off interior door handle on 02, 03, 04, 05 Mercury Mountaineer.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Panel
    • 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 2 :Removing the Door Handle
    • Remove the 6mm bolt from the door handle
    • Slide the door handle forward
    • Pry off the yellow clip from the lock rod with a pick
    • Push the latch cable off the door handle
    • Disconnect the latch cable from the door handle
  3. step 3 :Reinstalling the Door Handle
    • Clip the latch cable to the door handle
    • Push the lock rod into the yellow clip with a pick and lock it in place
    • Slide the door handle back
    • Tighten the 6mm bolt to the door handle
  4. step 4 :Reinstalling the Door Panel
    • 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

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Pick

  • Ratchets & Related

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    6mm Socket

    7mm Socket

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In this video, we're going to show you how to replace the rear interior door handle on this 2003 Mercury Mountaineer. We show you on the driver side, but the passenger side is the same procedure. The items that you'll need for this is a flat blade screwdriver, a 6mm and 7mm socket and ratchet, and a pick.

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.

Remove this 6mm bolt, slide the door handle forward, and pull it out as far as you can. Just push this cable out of that bracket. Then, using a pick, just open up this yellow clip. Just pull the lock rod out of the clip and you can pull your door handle out. Just unclip the door handle cable.

Take your new door handle and clip the door handle cable in place. Then just push it back into that bracket. Now just reach into this hole, lift up the lock rod, and grab it with your other hand. You can just hold it with the pick. Feed your interior door handle back into place and just drop the lock rod down into that clip. Once you've got it pushed down in the clip, just close the yellow clip. Make sure it works. Line up those tabs, push them into place, and then slide the door handle back. Then just replace and tighten up that 6mm bolt.

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:

    General Tools

  • Pick

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 6mm Socket
  • 7mm Socket


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