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How to Remove and Install a Door Panel on a 1993-2010 Ford Ranger Truck

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1A Auto shows you how to remove a door panel on 1993-2010 Ford Ranger truck models, and then either re-install the same door panel, or you can replace it with a new one by following the same instructions. The actual vehicle shown is a 2004 Ford Ranger. Interior door panel removal is necessary for a number of different repairs, for example door handles, window regulators, power window motors, door locks, etc., and these steps will show you how to do it.

To watch this repair being done, please watch the full video below:



Video Source: http://www.1aauto.com/content/video/how-to-remove-a-door-panel-on-a-1993-2010-ford-ranger

Tools Needed for this Repair:

    Phillips Head Screwdriver
    Flat Head Screwdriver
    8mm Wrench
 
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Step 1: Disconnect negative battery cable

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Ok, so the first thing you will want to do is disconnect the negative battery cable. This should be done before attempting any repair that involves the electrical system.

Step 2: Disengage door pull panel from the rest of the door panel

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Remove two phillips screws located under the door pull. You can now pull on the door pull panel to disengage it from the rest of the door panel. Pull out on the bottom first and then pull out the top. You will note that there are clips on the top and bottom that hold the panel in place.

Step 3: Disconnect the power switches (mirror, windows, locks) from the door pull panel

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Disconnect the power switches (mirror, windows, locks) by pushing on a thumb tab and pushing the switch through to the front of the panel. Then disconnect the switch from the wiring harness by prying up on the harness connection with a regular screwdriver and working it off of the switch. You must remove two screws from the power window switch before disconnecting.