2005-2014 S197 Interior Carpet Removal

Created by Jay Walling / 8 min read
Date Created: 3/2/2023
Last Updated: 3/2/2023

Knowing how to remove the interior carpet of your S197 is needed from time to time. Within this article will cover everything you need to know!

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In this article, we will show you how to remove the carpet from a 2005 to 2014 Mustang. Removing the carpet from a Mustang seems like a huge undertaking to most folks, but it isn’t bad at all. Follow the steps below, and we will show you how to complete this task!

Tools Needed

  • Trim Removal Set
  • Phillips Head Screwdrivers
  • Cleaning Supplies (Microfiber Towels, All-Purpose Cleaner, Vacuum)
  • 1/4" Drive Ratchet, Socket Set, and Extensions
  • 3/8" Drive Ratchet, Socket Set, and Extensions

2005-2014 Removal Steps

    • With the seats and center console removed from the vehicle, lift up the driver-side scuff plate to dislodge the clips. These also have double-sided tape on the bottom, so gently pull the scuff plate away from the door jamb.

    • If equipped, disconnect the electrical connection and set aside the scuff plate.

    • Remove the push pin at the front of the kick panel.

    • Pull the kick panel towards you to remove it.

    • Loosen and remove the front seat belt anchor bolt with a T-50 torx socket.

    • Remove the single push pin at the bottom of the rear interior rear quarter panel.

    • Remove the remaining two push pins at the rear of the interior rear quarter panel.

    • Pull the interior rear quarter panel towards the car's center from the quarter window area to dislodge the clips.

    • Maneuver it towards the front of the car and make sure you pass the rear section around the body.

    • This panel can now be removed from the car. Go ahead and repeat these steps for the other side.

    • If it does, disconnect the electrical connection and dislodge the harness clip from the body.

    • Feed the harness through the carpet and position the seat belt out of the way.

    • Per the Ford workshop manual, cut the carpet with a sharp razor blade where it passes underneath the dash area. Pull it through from the other side.

    • Lastly, cut the center section of the carpet near the e-brake handle.

    • Use a small pick to depress the tab on the brake light switch connector and disconnect it.

    • Remove the carpet clips from the pinch weld on the driver and passenger sides.

    • Dislodge the two rearward pushpins.

    • Roll the carpet from the floorboard area and then continue maneuvering it until it can be removed from the car.

    • Use this opportunity to clean the floorboard thoroughly. Vacuum all areas and use an all-purpose cleaner and microfiber towels to clean the surfaces.

    • Go ahead and remove any old jute backing. This stuff removes quickly, but you may need a non-marring scraper for any stubborn areas.

  • Check over your work, and you are done removing your carpet in your S197 Mustang!


Alright, folks! I hope this article helped you understand the carpet removal process for all 2005-2014 S197 Mustangs.! If you need more details on this process, watch the video at the top of the page. For all things, 2005 to 2014 Mustang, keep it right here with the real enthusiasts,!

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Published on 2022-11-21
In this video, Landan explains the process of removing the floor carpet in a 2005-2014 S197 Mustang.
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Jay has written content for Late Model Restoration for over 10 years, producing over 120 articles. Jay has an extensive 25-plus-year background in automotive and is a certified Ford Technician. Read more...