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Removing Door Panels On A 2004 Ford F250

Gaining Access To Repair Power Windows, Door Locks, Side Mirrors and More.

(Covers Model Years 2003 to 2005)

In This Article:

Various screws are removed and electrical connectors are disconnected. The door panel is lifted up and removed.

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Skill Level: 2-3 (Basic to Intermediate)

Time Taken: About 15 Minutes

By Jim Wilk, Licensed Auto Body Technician

Start:

This 2004 Ford F250 pickup door panel is similar to the door panel  from model years 1998 to 2002.

The 2004 F250 has the same problem of the electrical connector for the side view mirror. It is still located behind the speaker inside the metal door frame.

2004 Ford F250 driver's door, interior view. 

 

Removing side-view mirror cover with putty knife, F250.

I removed the side view mirror cover with a rigid putty knife wrapped with masking tape to prevent scratching the paint.

I pried out at the top to release the snap clip, and then I unhooked the cover from the bottom.

 

Removing The Side-View Mirror:

If I was removing a manual side view mirror, I would simply need to remove these three 10mm nuts.

If the mirror is electrical, the door panel and speaker need to be removed to disconnect the wire harness.

Caution: Have some hold the mirror when removing, so it doesn't fall and cause damage.

Side-view mirror bolt locations, 04 Ford truck.

 

Removing power window / door lock switch from door panel, 2004 Ford F250. I removed the switch panel cover with a tack puller. I pried up at front of the cover and unhooked it from the back.

 

The arrows point to the lock tabs on the wire connectors.

I just pressed in the lock tab and pulled the connector out.

Power window switch with wires attached, 2004 Ford F250.

 

Window / door switch after removal, 2004 F250. View of window/door switch cover after being removed.

 

Behind the window/door switch there was a hidden screw (red arrow). Hidden door panel screw behind switch panel, Ford truck.

 

Removing hidden screw in door panel, 2004 Ford F250. I used a 7mm socket to remove the hidden screw behind the switch cover.

 

On the reflector at the lower rear of the panel there is a notch (green arrow).

I used a small flat screwdriver to pry at the notch and release that end. Then I unhooked the reflector at the other end.

Removing red reflector from door, Ford truck.

 

Detail behind reflector on door, Ford truck. Back view of reflector.

 

Then I used a 7mm socket to remove the screw behind the reflector. Removing door panel screw behind reflector, Ford truck.

 

Lifting door panel from door, 2004 Ford F250. I pushed the plastic door panel straight up to unhook it from the metal door frame.

 

View of back plastic door panel. The built-in hooks are visible around the perimeter.

When re-installing the door panel, make sure wiring is brought up through the switch area before setting the panel in place.

Rear (inside) view of door panel, 2004 Ford F250 pickup.

 

Truck door with trim panel removed, 2004 Ford F250. View of metal door frame with dust cover.

Click here to read about removing a typical car door dust cover.

 

More Info:

Tools Used:

  • 7mm, 10mm Sockets
  • Rigid Putty Knife
  • Small Flat Screwdriver

Materials Used:

  • None

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Written February 4, 2010