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s2kvsall 06-21-2011 07:02 PM

Door panel removal
 
Does anyone know how to remove the driver an passenger door panels. I'm stuck on the driver panel. I removed the hex bolt by the handle and one behind the reflector and the one about 8 inches above the reflector. Is that all or are there more?

Hypnotoad 06-21-2011 07:23 PM

I've not done it, but this thread has some pictures with the door removed, maybe it will help.

http://http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=259887

s2kvsall 06-21-2011 08:07 PM

Yes it did help... It seems there are 2 more hex bolts behind the door handle.

TehMark 09-16-2011 09:55 AM

I've been hearing a lot of rattle from my rear door speaker on the drivers side. I was looking around and found some info about removal so just adding to the thread. Hell, I might just print the damn thing off so my dealer knows what to do.

Car has 6.5" componets front and rear. They use their own brackets so until someone makes a speaker bracket for them the only solution i found was to cut the basket out and cut the surround out to use the bracket with a new speaker. Also the factory speaker plug plugs into the bracket itself so you can solder wire to the tabs and then to the new speaker so you can use the factory speaker plug

Do not have any pics but it is fairly easy to pull the door pannels.

Front doors:
1. Use pick to remove screw cap cover behind door handle.
2. Unscrew (1) T-20 torx behind screw cap just removed.
3. Use PRT to unclip side trim around window switch panel.
4. Unplug window switch panel and remove.
5. Unscrew (2) T-20 torx from behind the panel just removed.
6. Unscrew (1) T-20 torx located on the side of the door panel.
7. Use PRT to unclip red reflector lens.
8. Unscrew (1) T-20 torx from behind the panel just removed.
9. Use PRT to unclip door panel, unplug and remove.
10. Unscrew (3) T-27 torx securing the speaker, unplug and
remove.

Rear Doors:
1. Use pick to remove screw cap cover behind door handle.
2. Unscrew (1) T-20 torx behind screw cap just removed.
3. Use PRT to unclip window switch panel, unplug and remove.
4. Unscrew (2) T-2 0 tor x behi nd th e panel just removed.
5. Use PRT to unclip the door panel, unplug and remove.
6. Unscrew (3) 7mm bolts securing the speaker, unplug and
remove.

Also, cause i didn't know PRT = panel removal tool and it looks like this
http://www.ccw-tools.com/uploads/ima...ucts/13933.jpg

Edgar 09-16-2011 12:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TehMark (Post 3824327)
I've been hearing a lot of rattle from my rear door speaker on the drivers side. I was looking around and found some info about removal so just adding to the thread. Hell, I might just print the damn thing off so my dealer knows what to do.

Car has 6.5" componets front and rear. They use their own brackets so until someone makes a speaker bracket for them the only solution i found was to cut the basket out and cut the surround out to use the bracket with a new speaker. Also the factory speaker plug plugs into the bracket itself so you can solder wire to the tabs and then to the new speaker so you can use the factory speaker plug

Do not have any pics but it is fairly easy to pull the door pannels.

Front doors:
1. Use pick to remove screw cap cover behind door handle.
2. Unscrew (1) T-20 torx behind screw cap just removed.
3. Use PRT to unclip side trim around window switch panel.
4. Unplug window switch panel and remove.
5. Unscrew (2) T-20 torx from behind the panel just removed.
6. Unscrew (1) T-20 torx located on the side of the door panel.
7. Use PRT to unclip red reflector lens.
8. Unscrew (1) T-20 torx from behind the panel just removed.
9. Use PRT to unclip door panel, unplug and remove.
10. Unscrew (3) T-27 torx securing the speaker, unplug and
remove.

Rear Doors:
1. Use pick to remove screw cap cover behind door handle.
2. Unscrew (1) T-20 torx behind screw cap just removed.
3. Use PRT to unclip window switch panel, unplug and remove.
4. Unscrew (2) T-2 0 tor x behi nd th e panel just removed.
5. Use PRT to unclip the door panel, unplug and remove.
6. Unscrew (3) 7mm bolts securing the speaker, unplug and
remove.

Also, cause i didn't know PRT = panel removal tool and it looks like this
http://www.ccw-tools.com/uploads/ima...ucts/13933.jpg

I just starting hearing that rattle as well, do you know what the problem was? I'm taking it to the dealer today to see if they can do something about it before I start digging into it

TehMark 09-16-2011 12:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Edgar (Post 3824492)
I just starting hearing that rattle as well, do you know what the problem was? I'm taking it to the dealer today to see if they can do something about it before I start digging into it

Found a place on the panel that I can push hard on that makes it stop so at least I know the speaker isn't damaged. I'm taking it to the dealer in 3 hours to have them take the door off since I don't want to buy the tools myself. I imagine that something like weather stripping being taped to a few places would fix it up pretty easily and stop the plastic on plastic vibration. Rear passenger door doesn't do it at all so thats good.

SydneyRoo 09-16-2011 08:37 PM

I took my car in for a metallic rattling in the driver's door, which was aggravated by bass from the speaker. They said they 'tightened some bolts' but did absolutely nothing.

I ended up having to take the door panel off myself. It was kind of a pain in the ass and I never figured out how to disconnect one of the wiring harness clips... but a small metal tab fell out in the process. Didn't seem to come from anywhere so I figure it's just an accidental extra. Solved the problem.

STL 314 09-17-2011 11:20 AM

Be careful taking apart the door panel. My dealer jacked mine up trying to get to the window module & ended up having to replace every part on the door. And this was a dealer tech taking it apart...not me

TheDriver916 10-19-2012 07:36 PM

What about the focus s that has manual windows in the back. I can't seem to figure out how to get the window crank off. Any help for the good ol manual windows issue would be greatly appreciated.

tech10002 10-20-2012 06:52 AM

I don't know on the Focus since mine has power windows in the back, but I've only seen two types of mounting for crank windows. One uses a cover that you pry off revealing a screw. The other uses a metal clip you can remove with a rag. Take the rag and slip it behind the crank and then work it back and fourth and around the crank while pulling the crank away from the the door panel. There is a U-shaped clip that the rag will catch and release. Give it a try. It can't hurt anything even if the Focus doesn't use the clip.


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