How do you Change, Replace, or Install 1998-2002 Mercury Grand Marquis Door Handle (Interior) Replacement
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Step 1: Open the vehicle's door.
Step 2: Using the flathead screwdriver, pry and remove the window control switch-panel. Disconnect the wiring harnesses from the underside of the panel.
Step 3: Pry and remove the small screw covers (2) on the interior door pull. Loosen and remove the Phillips screws (2).
Step 4: Pry and remove the interior door handle's bezel.
Step 5: Loosen and remove the remaining Phillips screws (3).
One was exposed by removing the window control panel, one is near the door reflector, and the final screw is located near the bottom of the door panel.
Step 6: You can now lift and remove the interior door panel.
Step 7: Disconnect the wiring harnesses (2) from the back of the interior door panel.
Step 8: Loosen and remove the Phillips screws (3) that hold the speaker in place. Disconnect the wiring harness from the back of the speaker.
Step 9: Loosen and Phillips screw that holds the junction box (near the bottom) to the door frame.
Step 10: Peel back the water shield to gain full access to the interior door handle. BE CAREFUL not to tear it!
Step 11: Loosen and remove the Phillips screw (1) that holds the interior door handle in place.
Step 12: Slide the door handle assembly toward the door hinge and pull it from the door frame.
Step 13: Disengage the locking rod attached to the back of the door handle.
You can lift the rod to disengage it.
Step 14: Attach the locking rod to the new interior door handle, and slide the assembly into position. Tighten the Phillips screw (1) to complete the attachment process.
Step 15: Reattach the water shield.
Step 16: Re-mount the junction box and speaker. Be sure to reconnect the wiring harness!
Step 17: Reattach the interior door panel.
Be sure to reconnect the necessary wiring harnesses and secure the interior door panel by tightening the Philips mounting screws!
These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to
02 2002, 01 2001, 00 2000, 99 1999, 98 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis Door Handle (Interior) Replacement Instructions
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