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This is the Ford Service Manual procedure for front door panel removal on 03+ Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis and Marauders. I have added some notes in italics.


Front Door Panel
Removal and Installation

NOTE: Driver door shown, passenger door similar.

1.)Disconnect the battery. (optional)

2.)Remove the exterior mirror cover.

Use a flathead screwdriver to gently pry the piece up, gently slide the bottom out and up. If the piece is pulled straight back you risk damaging the clip

3.)Remove the interior door handle cup cover.

Use the flathead to gently pry out that small square plastic piece behind the door handle to expose the torx screw beneath. Remove.
CAUTION: Use care not to damage the trim panel when removing the interior door handle.

4.)Lift the front of the window regulator switch plate from the front door trim panel and remove the window regulator switch plate.
Disconnect the electrical connectors.

Pry up with a flathead screwdriver on th front of the window siwtch plate. Lift the panel up gently from the front and make sure to slide the assembly forward (towards firewall) and out.

5.)Remove the front door trim panel screws.

All bolts are 7mm/ 9/32" hex head. 2 on the bottom, one under the switch plate you just removed

6.) Disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the front door trim panel.

Do this as you remove the panel. Lift it staight UP, then out/off.

To install, reverse the removal procedure.


Town Car:

Removal and Installation
  1. NOTE: LH side shown, RH side similar.
    Disconnect the battery ground cable. For additional information, refer to Section 414-01 .
  2. Remove the window switch plate.
  3. Disconnect the electrical connectors.
  4. CAUTION: Use care not to damage the trim panel covers.
    Open the screw covers.
  5. Remove the screws and the assist handle.
  6. Remove screws and the front door trim.
  7. Disconnect the electrical connectors.
  8. To install, reverse the removal procedure.



Rear:

Crown Victoria / Grand Marquis / Marauder:
Removal and Installation
All vehicles
  1. Disconnect the battery. For additional information, refer to Section 414-01 .
  2. CAUTION: Use care not to damage the trim panel when removing.
    Lift the front of the window regulator switch plate from the rear door trim panel and remove the window regulator switch plate.
    Disconnect the electrical connector.
  3. Remove the interior door handle cup cover.
  4. All vehicles except long wheelbase
    Remove the three screws and the rear door trim panel.
  5. Long wheelbase vehicles
    Remove the assist handle covers.
  6. Remove the five screws and the rear door trim panel.
  7. All vehicles
    To install, reverse the removal procedure.


Town Car:
Removal and Installation
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable. For additional information, refer to Section 414-01 .
  2. CAUTION: Use care not to damage the trim panel covers.
    Remove the screw covers.
  3. Remove the screws and remove the assist handle.
  4. Remove the rear door trim panel.
  5. Disconnect the electrical connectors.
  6. To install, reverse the removal procedure

 


 

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