dRock's '95-'02 Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis and Town Car Door panel removal page


Pictures
Pictures




Front

Rear
Front:

95-02 CV/GMQ front door panel removal:

(GMQ Shown, CV similar. Driver's shown, passenger similar. Click the images for larger version)
Rear doors very similar.

Panel installed;


  1. First, locate the screw on the bottom of the panel (it may be missing). The carpet covers the hole some, running a finger along the bottom edge will make it easy to locate. - Remove (phillips head)


    **Note the extra screw location pictured, used on newer panels (99-) - the other screws will be removed in later steps
  2. ***GMQ owners; remove the two door pull screw covers using a thin flathead. There is a phillips head screw beneath each one - Remove



  3. Pry up on the WIndow Switch panel using a suitable tool (preferably a soft, plastic interior pry-bar to prevent scratching)
    I find it's easier to start from the FRONT of the switch panel.




  4. Disconnect the 3 plugs from the switch's pigtail.
    **Remove the three phillips head screws holding switch plate connector to switch body on passenger side

  5. Pry out the door handle pull trim cup using a small flat head screwdriver or similar. There is a small notch on the top to insert the tool to pry. Do this carefully to prevent cracking.




  6. Remove the last phillips head screw you see in the pic above, directly below the handle (under the switch panel you had just removed)

  7. Now, grasp the door panel from the outside edges and lift straight UP, then towards you. Rest the panel on your legs (sit in driver's seat during removal) and disconnect the Power 8way seat connector (if equipped), and the door panel courtesy lamp/trunk release/fuel door release connector (if equipped)


  8. To install, reverse the removal procedure.


Town Car (1995-1997)
Removal
  1. Snap out two door pull strap retaining screw covers. Remove screws.
  2. Remove screws on front, rear and center of front door trim panel (23942).
  3. Note: The following procedure must be used during removal and installation of the door armrest and trim panel. Refer to the appropriate illustrations for component and vehicle model identification.
    Using the Trim Pad Removing Tool from Rotunda Windshield and Moulding/Trim Removal Kit 107-R0401 or equivalent, pry the trim panel retaining clips from the door inner panel.
  4. Note: Do not use front door trim panel to remove trim clips from door inner panel. Replace any bent, damaged or missing push pins.
  5. Remove window regulator control switch housing from front door trim panel. Lift up housing in front and disconnect all connectors.
  6. Disconnect wiring harness and heated seat switch electrical connectors if equipped.

Installation
  1. Make sure plastic watershield is secured to door panel.
  2. Position front door trim panel to door. Connect wiring and switch connectors.
  3. Align door lock to its mating hole and pull inside release into cup.
  4. Center two guide pins along front and rear edges and snap in front door trim panel. Make sure all retainers fit properly.
  5. Install retaining screws on front, rear and center of front door trim panel.
  6. Position window regulator control switch housing and connect switch connectors. Install to front door trim panel by snapping in.
  7. Install two retaining screws and pull strap covers.





Town Car (1998-2002)
Removal
  1. Remove the master window switch bezel.
  2. Disconnect the connectors.
  3. Note: Use care not to damage the trim panel when removing the screws.
    Remove the screws.
  4. Remove the handle.
  5. Remove the screws.
  6. Remove the front door trim panel (23942).
  7. Disconnect the connectors.
  8. Note the position of the color-coded clips and remove both clips from the bracket.

Installation
  1. Attach the color-coded pull-strap retainer clips to the front door trim panel. The green retainer clip goes toward the front of the vehicle. The black retainer clip goes toward the rear of the vehicle.
  2. Follow the removal procedure in reverse order.



Rear:

Crown Victoria / Grand Marquis:
Removal
Use care not to damage the trim panel when removing the screws.
  1. Remove the window regulator control switch plate.
  2. Remove the screws and the regulator control switch plate.
  3. Remove the screw covers.
  4. Remove the screws.
  5. Remove the interior door handle cup (22896).
  6. Remove the screws.
  7. Remove the rear door trim panel (27406).

Installation: reverse the removal procedure.

Town Car ('95-'97):
Removal
  1. Snap out two door pull strap retaining screw covers and remove screws.
  2. Remove one screw on rear side of rear door trim panel (27406).
  3. Using the trim pad removing tool from Rotunda Windshield and Moulding/Trim Kit 107-R0401 or equivalent, pry trim panel retaining clips from rear door inner panel.
  4. Move rear door trim panel forward to slip cup off inside release handle, then rotate rear door trim panel to remove vertical lock rod.
  5. Disconnect any electrical connections (if equipped) from switches at rear door trim panel.

Installation
  1. Follow removal procedure in reverse order.
  2. Use two guide pins to align clips during installation.




Town Car ('98-'02):
Removal
  1. Note: Use care not to damage the trim panel when removing the screws.
    Remove the screws.
  2. Remove the handle.
  3. Remove the screws.
  4. Remove the rear door trim panel.
  5. Disconnect the electrical connector.
  6. Disconnect the color-coded clips from the bracket.

Installation
  1. Connect the clips to the pull-strap. The silver retainer clip goes toward the front of the vehicle. The green retainer clip goes toward the rear of the vehicle.
  2. Follow the removal procedure in reverse order.



  3. Hope this helps, and if you need any help/tips let me know :)

    03+ front panel removal: http://www.crownvic.net/drock96marquis/03+doorpanelremoval.htm

    92-94 front panel removal: http://www.crownvic.net/drock96marquis92-94doorpanelremoval.htm

     


     

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