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99-8-15
  • INTERIOR TRIM – DOOR TRIM PANEL REPLACEMENT – SERVICE TIP
Publication Date: APRIL 26, 1999

FORD:
1995-1997 PROBE, THUNDERBIRD
1995-1999 CONTOUR, CROWN VICTORIA, MUSTANG
1996-1999 ESCORT, TAURUS
1998-1999 ESCORT ZX2
LINCOLN-MERCURY:
1993-1998 MARK VIII
1995-1997 COUGAR
1995-1999 CONTINENTAL, GRAND MARQUIS, MYSTIQUE, TOWN CAR
1996-1999 SABLE, TRACER
1999 COUGAR
LIGHT TRUCK:
1993-1996 BRONCO
1993-1997 F SUPER DUTY, F-250 HD, F-350
1993-1999 F-150, F-250 LD
1995-1997 AEROSTAR
1995-1999 ECONOLINE, EXPLORER, RANGER, VILLAGER, WINDSTAR
1997-1999 EXPEDITION, MOUNTAINEER
1998-1999 NAVIGATOR
1999 SUPER DUTY F SERIES

ISSUE:

There has been an increase in the number of door trim panel replacements due to damage. This may be caused by a misconception of the type of fastener used to secure the door trim panel.

ACTION:

Review the appropriate model/year Service/Workshop Manual, Section 01-05/501-05 prior to removing the door trim panel. Use the Quick Reference Guide at the end of this article to determine the type of fastener used for the vehicle being worked on.

For a door trim panel with “molded hook” design, Figure 1 displays the correct direction of force applied during the door trim panel removal procedure. Refer to the Door Trim Panel Attachment Scheme Chart to identify vehicles with molded hook designs.

WARNING:REMOVE ALL THE SCREWS AND TWO-STAGE PINS BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO REMOVE TRIM PANEL.


DOOR TRIM PANEL ATTACHMENT SCHEME
ModelModel YearAttachment SchemeService Tip
Aerostar1995-97Push pins and ScrewPULL OUT from bottom
Contour1995-99ScrewsPULL OUT from bottom
Escort1996-99Push pins and ScrewPULL OUT from bottom
Explorer1995-99Push pins and ScrewPULL OUT from bottom
Probe1995-97Push pins and ScrewPULL OUT from bottom
Taurus1996-99Push pins and ScrewPULL OUT from bottom
ZX21998-99Push pins and ScrewPULL OUT from bottom
F-Series1993-96Push pins and ScrewPULL OUT from bottom
F-Series1997-99Molded hook and ScrewLIFT from bottom
Crown Victoria1995-99Molded hook and ScrewLIFT from bottom
Econoline1995-99Molded hook and ScrewLIFT from bottom
Expedition1997-99Molded hook and ScrewLIFT from bottom
Mustang1995-99Molded hook and ScrewLIFT from bottom
Ranger1995-99Molded hook and ScrewLIFT from bottom
Thunderbird1995-97Molded hook and ScrewLIFT from bottom
Windstar1995-99Molded hook and ScrewLIFT from bottom
Continental1995-99Push pins and ScrewPULL OUT from bottom
Mountaineer1997-99Push pins and ScrewPULL OUT from bottom
Mystique1995-99ScrewsPULL OUT from bottom
Sable1996-99Push pins and ScrewPULL OUT from bottom
Town Car1995-99Push pins and ScrewPULL OUT from bottom
Tracer1996-99Push pins and ScrewPULL OUT from bottom
Villager1995-99Push pins and ScrewPULL OUT from bottom
Cougar1999ScrewsPULL OUT from bottom
Cougar1995-97Molded hook and ScrewLIFT from bottom
Grand Marquis1995-99Molded hook and ScrewLIFT from bottom
Mark VIII1993-98Molded hook and ScrewLIFT from bottom
Navigator1998-99Molded hook and ScrewLIFT from bottom

Detailed instructions and illustration can be found in the appropriate model/year Service/Workshop Manual, Section 01-05/501-05.

OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES:

NONE

WARRANTY STATUS:

Information Only

OASIS CODES:

102000, 107000, 112000, 190000




Figure 1 – Article 99-8-15


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