1999 - 2007 Ford Super Duty Door Panel Removal

How to Remove the Door Panel on a 1999 - 2007 Ford F-250/F-250 Super Duty

Door panel removal is required to repair the door lock, door actuator, and window crank/motor mechanisms. The following procedures are for vehicles with automatic windows; the window crank will have to be removed before the door panel can be removed on vehicles with manual windows.

Click any thumbnail to view fullsize, detailed image

Removing mirror trim piece

• If you are removing the door panel for the purpose of repairing something inside the door itself, ensure that the window is rolled up.

• Remove the plastic trim piece adjacent to the exterior mirror by pulling it outwards away from the door. It is held in place by (2) metal clips that will release with moderate force. You may need to pry one side, then the other to work the piece off without breaking it or the clips.

Removing window and door lock switch panel

• Remove the trim piece that mounts the window and door lock switches (also the mirror adjustment switch if working on the driver side and the vehicle is equipped with one). Start by prying the front and work down the side of the arm rest.

Disconnecting door lock and window switches

• Remove the electrical connectors for the door lock, window, and window adjustment switches (as applicable).

Removing top door panel bolt

• Located beneath the trim piece removed in the previous step is a single screw securing a small metal bracket; remove it with a 7 mm socket.

Removing interior door light lens

• Locate the red interior light lens at the lower, rear portion of the door panel. Remove it by prying it with a flat head screwdriver at the small indentation on one side; it should pop out of the door panel with ease.

Removing lower door panel screw

• Remove the single screw behind the red lens using a 7 mm socket.

Lifting door panel upwards

• Lift the entire door panel upwards, then gently tilt the top away from the door once it has cleared the door lock tab at the top of the panel.

Disconnecting interior light socket from door panel

• Reach between the door panel and the door and disconnect the light socket from the door panel by rotating it out of the the socket of the door panel.

• Lift the door panel upwards to completely remove the door.