Ford Explorer: Interior Trim and Ornamentation / Removal and Installation - Rear Door Trim Panel

Ford Explorer 2020-2021 Service Manual / Body and Paint / Body and Paint / Interior Trim and Ornamentation / Removal and Installation - Rear Door Trim Panel

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

Interior Trim Remover

Removal

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

NOTE: Removal steps in this procedure may contain installation details.


  1. Remove the interior rear door handle bolt cover.
    1. Position the interior rear door handle aside.
    1. Release the clips.
      Use the General Equipment: Interior Trim Remover
  1. Remove the interior rear door handle bolt.
    Torque: 48 lb.in (5.4 Nm)
  1. Remove the rear door window control switch.
    Refer to: Rear Door Window Control Switch (501-11 Glass, Frames and Mechanisms, Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove the rear door trim panel middle bolts.
    Torque: 48 lb.in (5.4 Nm)
  1. Remove the rear door trim panel lower bolts.
    Torque: 15 lb.in (1.7 Nm)
  1. Release the rear door trim panel clips.
    Use the General Equipment: Interior Trim Remover

  1. Remove the rear door trim panel.
    1. Lift upward and outward on the rear door trim panel.
    1. Release the tabs and position the rear door lock indicator aside.
    1. Release the tab and position the rear door latch cable aside.
    1. If equipped.
      Disconnect the rear door tweeter speaker electrical connector.
    1. If equipped.
      Disconnect the rear door lock control switch electrical connector.
    1. If equipped.
      Disconnect the rear door ambient light electrical connector.

Installation

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

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