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2007 Ford Expedition door panel removal

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Aug 23, 2008, 7:26 AM

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Hey folks!

Brand new to the site and was hoping I might get some help.

I have a 2007 Ford Expedition XLT. It is my retirement vehicle, it's great but seems to be one of those vehicles that attracts damage.

I have already replaced my windshield, then I was hit from behind and have to replace my tail light fixture and bumper cover, the accident also cracked the display board on my sound system (Figure that one outFrown) so I have to replace the head unit.

Some one recently broke my passenger side view mirror, I was wondering if anyone out there has any tips on safely removing the door panel so I can get access to the mirror bolts. I could eventually figure it out but someones prior experience would really be appreciated.

Thanks Everyone!

Jeff Norfolk
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Aug 23, 2008, 9:35 AM

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I believe the panel slides up out of the door itself. Meaning the panel has hooks on the back side that rest in the door. There are a few screws that hold it in place also. Probably one or two hidden behind the plastic plate that is around the door relaese on the inside and the power window/door lock buttons. These plates will pop of with a small screw driver. Just be easy with it. There may be a couple that are obvious too. Good Luck.

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Aug 24, 2008, 7:54 AM

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Thanks Jeff

Found the screws you talked about and managed to get the panel off. It ended up being pretty straight forward.

The only trick was at the top of the sail section there is a hidden tab on the backside of the panel. It has to be pulled outward befor lifting the panel up and out.

I bought the new mirror on e-bay for only $39 dollars and it took maybe 20 minutes to replace it. The dealership wanted $236Shocked.

Thanks for the help


Anonymous Poster

Sep 2, 2009, 5:21 AM

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I am preparing to do this tomorrow afternoon... I was wondering if you remeber what site you got the mirror from? I unfortunately paid for it from the dealerUnsure... Also anyone that might be able to post a diagram of the door panel with locations as to where to explain the screws? I am a amateur mechanic trying to do this on my own personal vehicle.... Thanks for any help!!


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Sep 2, 2009, 5:38 AM

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Feb 3, 2010, 12:11 AM

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So I just finished replacing my mirror and here's what I found:

Tools I used: Small Phillips screwdriver, Socket set, a pointed pick, flash light

1) Screws to remove: two at the bottom, one on the right side up by the lock, one behind the door handle to open the door, and two in the door handle to close the door.

2) Unscrew the door lock.

3) pop out the top left corner

4) lift up on the panel and remove it.

5) At the top left corner, strip back the foam insulation but leave some of it attached for easier reinstall later.

6) unplug the mirror and remove the three screw holding the mirror on

7) I have a painted mirror so I removed the part off the original mirror and put it on the new one. there's four clips holding it on.

8) when reinstalling the panel take care to make sure all of the clips get in their holes. I missed one the the door didn't close right.

good luck!

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