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Keypad trim panel coming loose

So the trim piece that houses the keypad is coming off, looks like the adhesive is failing. I called my local Ford dealership and scheduled a day to have them put on a new one. It'll be 220 bucks for a new part and 80 bucks for labor. I'm wondering, can they just remove the old adhesive foam strips/clips and put new ones on the old panel? It'd be way cheaper. I want to make sure I don't have issues with this in the future.
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So the trim piece that houses the keypad is coming off, looks like the adhesive is failing. I called my local Ford dealership and scheduled a day to have them put on a new one. It'll be 220 bucks for a new part and 80 bucks for labor. I'm wondering, can they just remove the old adhesive foam strips/clips and put new ones on the old panel? It'd be way cheaper. I want to make sure I don't have issues with this in the future.

Yes, again down to the poor build quality. I had the same issue on 2010, the dealership added new sticky strips to the panel free of charge (whilst doing other maintenance). $300 is a rip off in my opinion.


Trust me even if they replace it, it will more than likely start to come off again over time

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Yep, unless your super OCD I wouldn't even bother with it. I noticed it on mine shortly after I bought it, at that point the car was only 3 years old. These cars are very poor build quality

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Check it out guys I just called the dealership and they said they absolutely have to replace it with a brand new unit they will not replace the adhesive. This dealership is not the same dealership that I bought the car from so I just called my sales guy at the other dealership that I got the car from which is 2 hours away and he's going to talk to the service department there so we'll see. I definitely don't think that a vehicle that is only 3 years old should have body panels that are just popping off.
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Pull it off from the top, clean old tape, apply new 3M tape, put a dab of super-glue on the top-right corner. Done.
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Pull it off from the top, clean old tape, apply new 3M tape, put a dab of super-glue on the top-right corner. Done.
I have to agree with dundun...my goodness, I'll do if or half the price!

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So, I was able to fix the other issues with my car, the license plate lights, the dim headlights, the center speaker grill but when I tried to fix the most expensive part of my project I broke it. Yup I straight up broke a large chunk off. I've got it duct taped off until I can have the dealer install a new one next Friday. Unfortunately it's going to rain all week so I hope I don't get too much water down in there.
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Same thing is happening on mine, just curious as to why it broke for you, does it get stuck at some point while pulling it off?
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@viperlife, likely the result of pulling too hard from the top. You don't so much peel as pry off to separate the existing tape from the door with something flat and sturdy going in-between - preferably made of plastic to prevent scratching. The double-sided tape there might be crap and losing grip, but it still obeys the universal law that makes it hold like hell when you actually try to take it off. Liberal use of hair-dryer is advised to soften the tape's glue. It's a very slow process and the plastic cover is quite thin, so yea you could snap it if you pull on it too hard. Also (if you're doing the driver side with buttons) when you get to just about the bottom of it, be careful, there are wires coming up from the door to the keyless entry module. You can only pull on them ever so gently which should be enough to get the panel completely perpendicular for easier cleaning, but don't let it hang unsupported. From what I can remember, those wires are not easy to disconnect, and I think I gave up on separating the module from the panel. Also, have a bottle of some goo-be-gone some of the tape is bound to get torn and it also leaves a lot of crap behind.
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Mine started coming off a week after I got my CPO 2015 SHO. Still under factory warranty, so I took it right back. They said a tab was broken and the panel would be replaced. I got the impression that the separating double-sided tape was somebody's attempt to repair. Anyway, the dealer ended up having my car 5 days. They broke something on the door panel and had to wait on parts. Fine with me, I had an F150 loaner with 200 miles on it. After I got my car back, there was a terrible wind leak. Once you hit 60 you would think the window is not closed tight. After 3 more days, they found some weatherstrip the mucked up inside the door. I still hear some wind, but nothing like before. What a pain!
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