How do you Change, Replace, or Install 1998-2002 Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis Rear Door Handle (Exterior) Replacement
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Drill with 3/8 drill bit
2 bolts/nuts (Phillips head recommended)
Step 1: Open the vehicle's REAR door.
Step 2: Pry and life the power window control panel. Loosen and remove the Phillips screws (2) on the UNDERSIDE of the panel, and disconnect the wiring harness (1).
Step 3: Pry and remove the interior door handle's bezel.
Step 4: Pry and remove the screw covers (2) on the interior door pull. Loosen and remove the Phillips screw (1).
Step 5: Loosen and remove the Phillips screw (1) exposed by removing the power window control panel.
Step 6: Loosen and remove the Phillips screw (1) on the BOTTOM edge of the interior door panel.
Step 7: You can now LIFT and remove the interior door panel from the door frame.
Step 8: GENTLY peel and remove the water shield. Be careful not to tear it, as we'll need to reattach it later!
Step 9: Disengage the retaining clip (1) that secures the locking rod to the back of the interior door handle.
Step 10: Lift the EXTERIOR handle of the door handle assembly, and using the hammer/punch, punch the rivets (2) out.
Step 11: Using the drill with a 3/8 bit, drill out the center of the rivets.
This makes room for us to use bolts/nuts during replacement.
Step 12: You can now remove the exterior door handle.
Step 13: Be sure that the rivets are now completely removed from the door frame.
Step 14: Move the new exterior door handle into position, and secure it by using the bolts/nuts.
Use the adjustable wrench to hold the lock nuts in place, while tightening the Phillips screw heads.
Step 15: Engage the retaining clip (1) to secure the locking rod to the back of the handle assembly.
Step 16: Reattach the water shield.
Step 17: To reattach the interior door panel, slide the panel OVER the locking lever and onto the door frame.
Be sure that you feed the wiring harness through the opening in the door.
Step 18: Tighten the Phillips screws (4).
The shorter screws are for the door pull!
Step 19: Reattach the screw covers (2), and the interior door handle's bezel.
Step 20: Reconnect the wiring harness (1), tighten the Phillips screws (2), and snap the power window control panel back into place.
These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to
02 2002, 01 2001, 00 2000, 99 1999, 98 1998 Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis Rear Door Handle (Exterior) Replacement Instructions
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