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Mustang Inner Door Belt Weatherstrip Installation (2005-09 S197)

Posted 11/27/2013 by Jonathan McDonald

Don’t let the inner door belt weatherstrip on your 05-07 S197 Mustang scratch your door window tint! Replace the weatherstrip with the updated version off the 08-09 Stangs. This updated weatherstrip featured felt material to protect your tint from scratches and tears!!

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If you own an 2005-09 Mustang & have the windows tinted, you've experienced the frustration of having Scratched Window Tint.  The reason for this is Ford (in their infinite wisdom) used a bare rubber Inner Door Belt Weatherstrip (the one on the left in the picture below).  In previous Mustang model years (2004 & earlier), the Inner Door Belt Weatherstrip had felt bonded to it to protect the Window Glass & Window Tint.  Us 05-06-07 Mustang owners are fortunate however because Ford (without ever admitting that they had a problem) started using a felt bonded Inner Door Belt Weatherstrip (the one on the right in the picture below) on the 08-09 Mustang. 

Mustang Inner Door Belt Weatherstrip Installation (2005-09 S197) - Mustang Inner Door Belt Weatherstrip Installation (2005-09 S197)

If you have been lucky enough to have your Mustang Inner Door Belt Weatherstrip;replaced under warranty, consider yourself extremely lucky.  For those of us that wish to replace our Scratched Window Tint & keep it from happening again, or prevent it from happening in the first place, follow along as I install the updated Inner Door Belt Weatherstrip on my 07 Mustang GT.

Mustang Inner Door Belt Weatherstrip Installation (2005-09 S197) - Mustang Inner Door Belt Weatherstrip Installation (2005-09 S197)

Start by removing the 8 screws around the perimeter of the Door Panel.  Use a 7mm nut driver or equivalent.

Mustang Inner Door Belt Weatherstrip Installation (2005-09 S197) - Mustang Inner Door Belt Weatherstrip Installation (2005-09 S197)

Two on the back of the Door Panel..............

Mustang Inner Door Belt Weatherstrip Installation (2005-09 S197) - Mustang Inner Door Belt Weatherstrip Installation (2005-09 S197)

Two on the front of the Door Panel............

Mustang Inner Door Belt Weatherstrip Installation (2005-09 S197) - Mustang Inner Door Belt Weatherstrip Installation (2005-09 S197)

And 4 on the bottom.

Next, remove the Mirror Hole Cover by gently pulling it away from the Door.

Mustang Inner Door Belt Weatherstrip Installation (2005-09 S197) - Mustang Inner Door Belt Weatherstrip Installation (2005-09 S197)

On the drivers side (shown) the Mirror Switch needs to be un-plugged.  Simply press down on the release tab on the connector & pull it away from the switch.  This step is not needed for the passenger side.

Mustang Inner Door Belt Weatherstrip Installation (2005-09 S197) - Mustang Inner Door Belt Weatherstrip Installation (2005-09 S197)

Using a small flat blade screwdriver, remove the inner trim cover from the Inner Door Handle.

Mustang Inner Door Belt Weatherstrip Installation (2005-09 S197) - Mustang Inner Door Belt Weatherstrip Installation (2005-09 S197)

Using the 7mm nut driver (or equivalent), remove the single screw in the Inner Door Handle.

Mustang Inner Door Belt Weatherstrip Installation (2005-09 S197) - Mustang Inner Door Belt Weatherstrip Installation (2005-09 S197)

Once again, grab your small flat blade screwdriver & remove the trim panel from behind the Door Armrest.

Mustang Inner Door Belt Weatherstrip Installation (2005-09 S197) - Mustang Inner Door Belt Weatherstrip Installation (2005-09 S197)

When that is out of the way, remove the single screw with a T-30 torx screwdriver (or equivalent).

Mustang Inner Door Belt Weatherstrip Installation (2005-09 S197) - Mustang Inner Door Belt Weatherstrip Installation (2005-09 S197)

When that is done, remove the Door Lock & Window Switch assembly by firmly (but gently!) pulling it away from the Door Panel.

Mustang Inner Door Belt Weatherstrip Installation (2005-09 S197) - Mustang Inner Door Belt Weatherstrip Installation (2005-09 S197)

When it is loose, remove the electrical connector by depressing the release tab & pulling away from the switch.

Mustang Inner Door Belt Weatherstrip Installation (2005-09 S197) - Mustang Inner Door Belt Weatherstrip Installation (2005-09 S197)

With the Door Lock & Window Switch assembly out of the way, remove the single screw with the 7mm nut driver  (or equivalent)

Mustang Inner Door Belt Weatherstrip Installation (2005-09 S197) - Mustang Inner Door Belt Weatherstrip Installation (2005-09 S197)

At this point you are ready to remove the Door Panel.  Lift straight up on the Door Panel & pull away from the Door.  There is no need to fully disconnect the Door Panel, so it can be left hanging.

Mustang Inner Door Belt Weatherstrip Installation (2005-09 S197) - Mustang Inner Door Belt Weatherstrip Installation (2005-09 S197)

Finally, remove the Inner Door Belt Weatherstrip by starting at the outer corner & lifting up until the Weatherstrip is free of the Door.

Mustang Inner Door Belt Weatherstrip Installation (2005-09 S197) - Mustang Inner Door Belt Weatherstrip Installation (2005-09 S197)

To install the new Inner Door Belt Weatherstrip on your Mustang, simply reverse the removal proceedure.  These instructions are good for both the passenger & driver door.  Once this is completed, there are no more worries about Scratched Window Tint on your Mustang!

 


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