Ford Explorer: Interior Trim and Ornamentation / Removal and Installation - A-Pillar Trim Panel - Police

Ford Explorer 2020-2021 Service Manual / Body and Paint / Body and Paint / Interior Trim and Ornamentation / Removal and Installation - A-Pillar Trim Panel - Police

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

Interior Trim Remover

Removal

NOTE: LH (left hand) shown, RH (right hand) similar.


  1. Release the wedge nut.
    1. Loosen the bolt 6 turns.
    1. Push the bolt in to release the wedge nut.
  1. Remove the bolt.

  1. Position the spotlamp handle aside.
    1. Remove the wedge nut.
    1. Position the spotlamp handle aside.

  1. Disconnect the tether clips from the A-pillar trim panel.
    1. Release the A-pillar trim panel clip from the tether clip.
    1. Rotate the tether clip lines to align ends with opening.
    1. Slide the tether clip out of the A-pillar trim panel.

  1. Remove the A-pillar trim panel.
    1. Disconnect the spotlamp electrical connector.
    1. Remove the spotlamp handle and cover.
    1. Lift upward and backward and slide the A-pillar trim panel off the spotlamp shaft.

  1. Remove the A-pillar tether clips from the bracket.
    1. Release the front tabs.
      Use the General Equipment: Interior Trim Remover
    1. Rotate the front of the A-pillar tether clip downward.
    1. Release the A-pillar tether clip rear tabs.
      Use the General Equipment: Interior Trim Remover
    1. Rotate the rear of the A-pillar tether clip downward.

Installation


  1. Install the A-pillar tether clips onto the A-pillar trim panel.
    1. Install the A-pillar trim panel clip from the tether clips.
    1. Install that A-pillar tether clips into the A-pillar bracket.
    1. Slide the tether clip ends into the A-pillar trim panel.

  1. Install the A-pillar trim panel.
    1. Install the spotlamp handle and cover.
    1. Connect the spotlamp electrical connector.
    1. Install the A-pillar tabs into the instrument panel.
    1. Install the A-pillar tether clips into the A-pillar bracket.

  1. Install the spotlamp handle.
    1. Install the spotlamp handle.
    1. NOTE: To install, make sure the wedge nut aligns with the keyway on the spotlamp shaft.

      Install the wedge nut.
  1. Install the bolt.
    Torque: 62 lb.in (7 Nm)
  1. Inspect and position the front door weather strip lip so that it overlaps the top of the A-pillar trim panel.

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