ford f150 door panel replacement

Ford F150 Door Panel Replacement Instructions

For Ford F150 door panel replacement, you’ll need to remove some parts using the pry tool and socket wrench. Then, disconnect the electrical connector that attaches to the panel. After that, change the old panel to a new one. Lastly, put everything back by doing reversal steps.

The whole procedure may take some effort and patience to do. If you are curious to know about this in detail, this guide will give all the information.

Here, I’ll share a step-by-step procedure of how you can remove and install new door panels (front and rear). Let’s Begin!

Replacing the Ford F150 Door Panel!

To replace the door panel in your F150 car, you’ll need to start by checking the door parts diagram or service manual. Then, follow the given instructions:

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Image 1: Ford F150 Door Panel

Changing Ford F150 Front Door Panel

No matter if you have the latest or oldest models like 1978 – 1979 Ford F150 door panels, the procedure is similar. Here’s how you can do it:

  • To begin with, open the door at a 90-degree angle and take off the door sail panel using a pry bar. If you don’t have a pry bar, you can use a flat screwdriver to do that.
  • Then, use a 7mm socket wrench to detach the upper mounting screw.
  • After that, use the same pry tool to take out the trim cover under the inside door handle.
  • Once you do this, detach the 2x panel retaining screws using a screwdriver or socket wrench.
  • Afterward, remove the inside door handle trim using the pry tool.
  • Next, you’ll need to take out the door trim panel fasteners that are visible when you remove the handle.
  • Now, go below and unscrew the 2x door trim panel lower mounting fasteners using the 7mm socket wrench.
    • If you have older models like 1978 to 1994 Ford F150 door panels, remove the window crank handle. Then, detach 2 bolts that hold the panel and then pry it off.
    • If your car is equipped with a manual window, you’ll need to use a screwdriver to detach the window handle cover. After that, remove the window handle fastener.
  • Next, you’ll need to use the pry tool to release the door panel clips and raise it. Then, slowly lift it off of the door.
  • After doing so, detach the 2 or more wiring harness connectors that are attached to the door panel. Based on 1A Auto, you’ll need to pull down the tab to remove the connectors.
  • Once it’s done, take out the latch cable and detach the door trim panel. If needed, you can gain more access to the inside door parts by peeling back and taking out the plastic water shield.
  • After you successfully remove the F150 door panel, install a new door panel. Then, reattach all the cables along with other connectors.
  • Lastly, reinstall all the parts.

Changing Ford F150 Rear Door Panel

To replace the latest or oldest model like the 1995 Ford F150 door panels, you’ll need to do the following steps. Here’s the detail:

  • Firstly, you’ll need to use a pry tool to detach the small trim cover.
  • Then, take out the seat belt’s upper anchor bolt using a screwdriver.
  • After that, use the same pry bar to take out the door pillar trim covers.
  • Once you do this, detach the inside door handle trim cover. Then, use the screwdriver to take out the retaining bolts.
    • If your car is equipped, pry off the trim cover underneath the grab handle. Then, detach the exposed panel bolts using a screwdriver.
  • Afterward, use the pry tool to remove the door grab handle trim cover, and unscrew the exposed bolts.
  • Then, take out the door trim panel lower retaining bolts using the socket wrench.
  • After doing that, gently pull the clips on the outer edge of the door panel with the pry too. That way you can easily remove the door panel without damaging the surface.
  • Next, unplug the wiring harness connectors by pulling them after pressing the tab.
  • Now, detach the rear door trim panel from the car.
  • After removing the Ford F150 door panel, insert the new door panel and plug the wiring harness connectors.
  • Finally, reinstall all the removed parts.

Replacement Cost: $120 – $300 per door (for parts) and $250 or more for labor per hour.

Duration: 30 minutes.

Wrapping Up

The Ford F150 door panel replacement is pretty straightforward with the right instructions. You’ll need some mechanical skills and tools like different sizes of socket wrenches, a screwdriver, and a pry tool to do this by yourself.

Hope you find this guide clear-cut to try at home and replace the panel and save bucks. Good Luck with This Project!

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