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TSB
04-26-18
  • FRONT DOOR TRIM APPLIQUE REMOVAL
Publication Date: December 22, 2004

FORD:
2004-2005 F-150

ISSUE:

The door trim applique may be difficult to remove from the rear of the door.

ACTION:

Refer to the following Service Procedure to remove and reinstall the door trim applique.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

  1. Remove the door belt trim weather strip by gently pulling it up at the rear corner, then sliding it out of the rear view mirror trim.
  2. With the side window down, pull the window channel weather strip out of the door, starting in the upper rear corner and working downward.

    NOTE:THE APPLIQUE IS HELD ON BY DOUBLE SIDED TAPE 1/2″ (13 MM) FROM THE FORWARD EDGE OF THE APPLIQUE , AND BY TRIM CLIPS NEAR THE CENTER OF THE TRIM. THE REARMOST EDGE SIMPLY ROLLS OVER THE DOOR FRAME SHEET METAL.

  3. Starting at the upper forward corner of the applique, gently insert the 3M Side Molding and Emblem Removal Tool, (# 08978), between the applique and the door frame.
  4. Determine the location of the double sided tape by spreading it carefully, then soften the tape adhesive by spraying 3M Prep Solvent 70, (# 08983), or equivalent, down the space between the applique and the door.
  5. Allow the solvent to work for several minutes, then begin to cut the tape using the removal tool by pushing down on it from the top.
  6. Spray more solvent as you continue, then work the removal tool from the front of the applique to cut the remainder of the double sided tape.
  7. The removal tool can then be used to gently remove the applique clips with a twisting motion. The applique is finally removed by pulling rearward, to disengage it from the door frame.

REINSTALLATION

  1. Carefully remove the old tape, clean the applique using the prep solvent, and apply new tape.
  2. Place the applique on edge of door, engage the groove, then gently press down to engage the clips and tape.
  3. Reinstall the weather-strips, and verify smooth window operation.

WARRANTY STATUS:

Information Only


NOTE: The information in Technical Service Bulletins is intended for use by trained, professional technicians with the knowledge, tools, and equipment to do the job properly and safely. It informs these technicians of conditions that may occur on some vehicles, or provides information that could assist in proper vehicle service. The procedures should not be performed by “do-it-yourselfers”. Do not assume that a condition described affects your car or truck. Contact a Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury dealership to determine whether the Bulletin applies to your vehicle. Warranty Policy and Extended Service Plan documentation determine Warranty and/or Extended Service Plan coverage unless stated otherwise in the TSB article. The information in this Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) was current at the time of printing. Ford Motor Company reserves the right to supercede this information with updates. The most recent information is available through Ford Motor Company’s on-line technical resources.

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