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i was just wondering what the easiest way to remove the door pannels was, i am preparing to deaden my car and needed to know if there was a certain way it needed to be done. i know on some cars that there are certain steps that must be taken or you can amage things.

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mine just popped right off. just pulled them off. i heard from someone once you take them off though, they will be kinda lose afterwards. that you have to buy the tighter clips or whatever from fords. once i took mine off, they got pretty lose after awhile. every so often i gotta push the panel back against the door.
 

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There may be a screw in the door handle (there was in mine). Take it out, and pull the panel out evenly, applying pressure at the clips that line the panel. The clips can be reused, but as DR said, the door will be loose (this can get very annoying.) I was able to get a bag of new clips cheap from Carquest.
 

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Originally posted by biteableniles@Apr 28 2004, 01:42 AM
There may be a screw in the door handle (there was in mine). Take it out, and pull the panel out evenly, applying pressure at the clips that line the panel. The clips can be reused, but as DR said, the door will be loose (this can get very annoying.) I was able to get a bag of new clips cheap from Carquest.
ahh yeah, forgot about the screw. i think mine had a screw. i can't remember now.
 

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cool deal, thanks for the help.

is there anyway to keep from having to buy new clips?? because after i get done with them these doors are going to be vibrating very heavily
 

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Those clips are designed to break once you remove the door. Clips are probably are literally almost a dime a dozen though, so don't worry about the price.

There should be two screws by the door handle to pull out, and maybe some screws on the sides of the door (There are on a Gen IV). Otherwise just pull it out and have fun.
 

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The proper procedure is to remove the plastic cup found underneath the door handle. Pry it out with a small flathead screwdriver, but make sure you don't break it. There is a screw in the bottom of the door cup (where you grab to close the door), and a screw on each side of the panel (front and rear, as compared to the car). You must then remove the door lock pillar. Unscrew it with the locks in the unlock position. Get a door panel trim remover from a car parts store so taht you don't break the clips, like the one found here. Take the remover and put it under the bottom corner of the door panel, and move it until you hit something. That will be one of the clips. Try to get the V in the tool to line up with the clip, and then just pry it off. Go around the panel and pry off all the clips. This way, you won't need to replace the clips. Once you get the panel off a little, disconnect the wiring harnesses for the doors and windows, as well as the power mirrors. Rotate the door panel on it's Z axis (top rear corner moves up and forward), and pull it off and around the doro handle.

"Installation is reverse of removal"...

Hope this helps. If you need any more information, PM me...

JR
 
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