How to Remove the Inside Door Panel on a Ford Crew Cabby Russell Wood
Whether it's time to install new door speakers, work on the power window motors or change out a door handle, they all have the same first step: Remove the door panels. And although it seems like a daunting task at first, it really isn't very difficult to remove the rear door panels which can be done at home with basic tools. In this case, the project vehicle is a 2009 Ford F-250 pickup, but the process is similar for other vehicles as well.
Open the door and place the blade of the flat head screwdriver between the door panel and the reflector at the base of the door and twist the screwdriver to pop the reflector out of the door. Remove the bolt located behind the reflector using a 3/8-inch ratchet and socket.
Place the flat head screwdriver between the window switch housing and the door panel, then twist the handle to pop the window switch housing out of the door and pull it out with your hands if you need extra force. Remove the bolt located behind the window switch using the 3/8-inch ratchet and socket.
Grab the door panel at the bottom and push it up vertically to release the clips on the door. Pull the panel in towards the interior away from the door slowly and tilt it slightly. Unplug all of the wiring harnesses to the door manually.
Things You'll Need
- Flat head screwdriver
- 3/8-inch ratchet and socket
Russell Wood is a writer and photographer who attended Arizona State University. He has been building custom cars and trucks since 1994, including several cover vehicles. In 2000 Wood started a career as a writer, and since then he has dedicated his business to writing and photographing cars and trucks, as well as helping people learn more about how vehicles work.