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How to Remove the Driver's Side Door Panel on a 1999 Ford Econoline

Updated April 17, 2017

If you own a 1999 Ford Econoline van and anything malfunctions inside the driver door, you’ll need to remove the door panel to access and repair or replace the part. The door contains the window motor, lock mechanism, door latch and window regulator. While repairing each of these items has its unique challenges, each procedure begins with removing the door panel. If you possess basic mechanical aptitude, you can remove the driver door panel on a 1999 Ford Econoline in less than 30 minutes.

Pry the sail panel off the top, leading edge of the door panel, where the panel meets the A pillar, using the trim tool. Remove the screw behind the sail panel with the Phillips screwdriver.

Pry out the trim cover behind the door pull with the trim tool and remove the screw behind the cover using the Phillips screwdriver.

Pry out the window and lock switch bezel with the trim tool. Turn the bezel over and disconnect the wiring harness from the switches by hand.

Pry out the trim cover at the bottom, trailing edge of the door and remove the screw behind it with the Phillips screwdriver.

Pry the door panel away from the door using the trim tool. Grab both sides of the door panel and lift it up and off the door.

Warning

Always use caution when removing interior trim, as it breaks easily and is often expensive to replace.

Things You'll Need

  • Trim tool
  • Phillips screwdriver
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Allen Moore's career includes awards in poetry and creative fiction, published lyrics, fiction books and nonfiction articles as well as a master certification in automotive service from the Ford Motor Company. Moore is a contributing writer for RF365.com and various other websites, a ghostwriter for Rainbow Writing and has over a dozen works of fiction currently in print.