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Old 10-02-2012, 12:13 PM  
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You have to put foam or felt around the perimeter of the door panel to remove the vibration. The plastic door panel vibrates on the door sheet metal. The speakers just amplify the vibration making it more noticeable.

There are (5) T25 torx bits in the front door.
1 behind the reflector
1 behind the release handle
1 behind the upper right corner of the door under the little cover
2 behind the trim piece at the door handle

The rear door has 3 torxs screws also T25.
1 behind the release handle
2 under the door handle.

I believe there are 6 clips holding on each door panel. To remove the door pull from the top of the door hard and quick. If you pull slowly you will end up bending the plastic panel to much and create the "whiting" effect on parts of the door. It seems counter intuitive but this is the best way to do it.

As for the foam, this stuff would probably work the best:

Put the foam flush with the inner edge of the panel(so you don't see it).
If done correctly this should end your buzzing.

Hope this helps guys.
Let me know if you have anymore questions.

2003 SVT focus
Pitch Black
Blue Interior
Build number: 61 of 3985
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