Video: Mustang Door Panel Removal (05-09 S197)
Published on 2014-07-10
Watch as we show you how to remove the door panels on your 2005-09 Mustang. Taking off the door panels is necessary to install new inner door handles, door lock actuators, inner door belt weatherstrip and speakers. Removing the door panels will take you less than 15 mins.
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Removing the door panels on your 2005 to 2009 Mustang is a necessity when you're replacing the inner door belt weather strippings. We're simply trying to gain access to the internal components, so follow along in this video and let me show you just how easy it is to remove that door panel.
Start by taking a 7-millimeter nut driver and removing the eight screws around the perimeter of the door panel. Remove the mirror hole cover by gently pulling it away from the door. Disconnect the electrical connector on the mirror switch. Take a small screwdriver and remove the inner trim cover behind the door panel, then remove the T-30 Torx Bit screw located behind the cover.
Now remove the trim panel behind the door armrest with a flat-bade screwdriver. You can then remove the T-30 Torx Bit screw behind the cover. You can now remove the door lock and window switch assembly by gently pulling it away from the door panel. You will need to disconnect the wiring harness from the switch assembly before you can put it aside.
With the assembly out of the way, you can now remove the 7-millimeter nut located behind it. With this nut removed, you can now remove the door panel by simply lifting up on it and gently pulling it away from the door. Disconnect the door lock and speaker wiring harnesses from the back of the door panel.
Lastly, remove the door handle cable with a pair of pliers. Compress the back of the cable while pulling on the cable to remove it. For more S 197 tech videos, make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel and head on over the LatemodelRestoration.com for all of your S197 Mustang performance and restoration needs.