When completing some repair tasks on your 2008 Ford Fusion, such as repairing the rear-view mirror assembly or the window assembly, you may need to remove the inside door panel. Although this may seem like a daunting task, it can be completed by just about anyone with some car repair experience. The process of removing an inside door panel on a 2008 Ford Fusion typically takes less than an hour.
Lift the door handle, bezel-screw cover with the blade of a flat head screwdriver. Remove the inside door handle bezel screw.
Lift up on the back of the inside door-handle bezel to remove it from the door assembly. Disconnect the electrical connection between the bezel and the door assembly.
Lift off the cover concealing the front door-handle screw. Remove the door-handle screw.
Remove the upper and lower screws holding the inside door trim to the remainder of the door assembly.
Pull out on the door-trim panel to release it from the pin connectors. Disconnect the electrical connection between the door trim and the outer-door assembly.
- "2008 Ford Fusion Owner's Manual"; Ford; 2008
- "2008 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan; Lincoln MKZ Wiring Diagrams"; Ford Motor Company; 2008
- Place all door screws and screw covers in a sealable plastic bag so you don't lose them while performing other repairs.