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How To Remove Fox Body Door Panel | 87-93 Mustang

Created by Taylor Ward
Last Updated 5/20/2021

Need to remove the door panel in your Fox Body? Check out our 1987-93 Mustang Door Panel removal article for all the steps you may need.

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While removing the Door Panels on your 87-93 Mustang is a fairly straightforward process, it may seem a bit daunting to the uninitiated. At some point in time, all Fox Mustang owners will be faced with removing their Door Panels to replace Door Lock Actuators, Power Window Motors, or even to just hang a new set of Door Panels to finish off that fresh Interior Resto. Follow along as I remove the Door Panels from a 1993 Mustang LX.

Start by taking a phillips head screwdriver & removing the Mirror Hole Cover, Door Handle Bezel as well as the Door Speaker Grille Screw.

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Then remove the front & rear phillips head screws from the Door Arm Rest, followed by the Door Armrest Hole Plugs (using a flat blade screwdriver), and finally grab a 10mm nut driver or equivalent, remove the two Door Armrest Bolts & then lift the Door Armrest from the Door Panel.

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With the Door Armrest loose, remove the two screws that retain the Power Door Lock & Power Window Switch panel to the armrest & let the Switch Panel hang free. Next, grab your Door Panel Removal Tool & start releasing the Door Panel Push Pins, or Door Panel Clips as some call them. With all the Push Pins released, lift the Door Panel up & pull it away from the Door.

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You are now free to move about the Door cavity replacing Door Lock Actuators, Window Motors, Outer Door Handles, or even just hanging a new set of Door Panels. While you're in there, don't forget to replace those Door Panel Vapor Barriers & Door Panel Sound Deadeners as well!

For installation, simply reverse the removal procedure. For a Manual Window Equipped Mustang, the only added step is to remove the Window Crank Handle.

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Mustang Door Panel Removal Video (87-93 Fox Body)

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Published on 2013-08-24
Follow along in this video as Jmac shows you how to remove your Fox Body Mustang panel panel. Removal of your Mustang Door panel takes little time and is needed to get your Project Fox Body Mustang interior looking great by removing those sagging map pockets and other worn door components.

Removing your Foxbody Mustang Door Panel is a necessity to gain access to window motors, door lock actuators, door speaker grilles, window guide bushings, moisture/vapor barrier, sound deadeners, or replacement map pockets. It also lets you gain access to the door speaker in your Fox Mustang for audio upgrades. If you need help replacing any of parts above be sure to check our line of 5.0Resto parts for your full door restoration project.

SPEAKER: We're going to show you how to remove your door panel on your '87 to '93 Mustang, , because you have to remove this panel to get to just about anything. There are door lock actuators, window motors, you name it. Really simple. You need a Phillips head screwdriver, a nut driver with a 3/8 socket, and a door panel removal tool, available off of our website.

Start by removing the Phillips head screw holding on the mirror hole cover. Then, remove the single Phillips head screw holding on the inner door handle bezel. And the Phillips head screw holding on the base of the speaker grille.

Now you've got two Phillips head screws, one at the front, and one at the back of your door armrest. Going ahead and remove those. Then grab you a small, flat-blade screwdriver, and you can remove your door armrest hole plugs. OK. Then you can grab your 3/8 socket and remove the two bolts that are remaining, holding on the arm rest.

Then you can lift up on the armrest, out, and pull it away from the door, and you've got two electrical connectors that you need to undo. And then you can move the arm rest out of the way. Grab your door panel removal tool and work your way around the perimeter of the door panel.

You've got 12 plastic clips that retain this poor panel to the door. Some of them may not be holding on anymore. Just remove the ones that are. And once all your clips are loose, you can lift up on the door panel, and pull it off of the car.

And now you have full access to everything inside the door that you're going to need to repair, or just to replace your panel.

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