Ford Escape Manuals

Ford Escape: Interior Trim and Ornamentation / Removal and Installation - Rear Door Trim Panel

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

Pick Hook
Interior Trim Remover

Removal

NOTE: LH (left hand) shown, RH (right hand) similar.

NOTE: Removal steps in this procedure may contain installation details.

  1. NOTICE: The door latch must be in the locked position prior to disassembly or the door lock feature may not function correctly after installation.

    Lock the doors.
  1. Release the clips and remove the interior rear door handle bolt cover.
    Use the General Equipment: Pick Hook
  1. Remove the interior rear door handle bolt.
    Torque: 40 lb.in (4.5 Nm)
  1. Remove the rear door window control switch.
    Refer to: Rear Door Window Control Switch (501-11 Glass, Frames and Mechanisms, Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove the rear door trim panel bolts.
    Torque: 48 lb.in (5.4 Nm)
  1. Release the tab and remove the rear door trim panel bolt cover.
    Use the General Equipment: Pick Hook
  1. Remove the rear door trim panel bolt.
    Torque: 13 lb.in (1.5 Nm)
  1. Remove the rear door trim panel lower bolts.
    Torque: 13 lb.in (1.5 Nm)
  1. Release the rear door trim panel upper clips in the order shown.
    1. Release the rear door trim panel upper clip.
      Use the General Equipment: Interior Trim Remover
    1. Release the rear door trim panel upper clip.
      Use the General Equipment: Interior Trim Remover
    1. Release the rear door trim panel upper clip.
      Use the General Equipment: Interior Trim Remover
    1. Release the rear door trim panel upper clip.
      Use the General Equipment: Interior Trim Remover
  1. Release the rear door trim panel side clips in the order shown.
    1. Release the rear door trim panel side clips.
      Use the General Equipment: Interior Trim Remover
    1. Release the rear door trim panel side clips.
      Use the General Equipment: Interior Trim Remover
    1. Release the rear door trim panel side clips.
      Use the General Equipment: Interior Trim Remover
    1. Release the rear door trim panel side clips.
      Use the General Equipment: Interior Trim Remover
    1. Release the rear door trim panel side clips.
      Use the General Equipment: Interior Trim Remover
  1. NOTICE: For re-installation, the retention tab must be re-engaged to prevent the interior rear door handle from becoming non-functional.


    Remove the rear door trim panel.
    1. Disengage the retention tab.
    1. Position the interior rear door cable aside.
    1. If equipped.
      Disconnect the rear door tweeter speaker electrical connector.

Installation

  1. NOTE: Transfer parts as necessary.

    To install, reverse the removal procedure.

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