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Old 07-08-2006
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removal of ext. cab door panels

Well, this afternoon will be my attempt at removing my extended cab rear panels to replace the speakers. It's a 4-door so hopefully that will make it a little easier. It should be somewhat interesting. We'll see how many clips I can snap.

Anyone have any advice before I start pulling it apart?
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Those panels were obviously never meant to be removed....have fun. You just gotta unbolt the seat belt and rip it off. There's like twenty lil push pins in the door that slide onto the panel. Unfortunately all the slides are facing different directions. Don't be afraid of it, just tear it off. The pull all the push pins out the door, slip them on the panel, line up the holes and push it back into place, bolt up the seatbelt and you're all done...
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sounds easy enough...
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lol

it's not hard at all, just a pain in the butt. i kept thinking i was gonna break something when i did the first door. i was over it by the time i got to the other one =]
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lol

well im stuck at work today. I took a look at it at lunch and it doesn't look like it will be too much trouble. Its a nice day out, so it'll give me something to do.....argh

I reckon I'd better suit up for this one...
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its not too bad but yea your gunna break alot of pins, or theyll get stuck in the door and you have to pull them out which sucks even more...
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can't you get replacement pins at AutoZone?
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ive heard you can, not sure how much they are but at ford they wanted 20$ for 6, and i needed like 20 so it was deffinatly not gunna be worth it...
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i didn't break any pins and i took the one panel off twice in the same day. just gotta have something to help you pull the pins out(w/o mangling them) of the door when you're ready to re-install.

just be easy with it and you'll be fine...

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ive heard you can, not sure how much they are but at ford they wanted 20$ for 6, and i needed like 20 so it was deffinatly not gunna be worth it...
what the hell did you do? lol, rage out on the thing or what??
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no almost half of them sayed in the door so i had to pull them out with pliers which caused the heads to get all torn up..
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that's what i figured, i used a mini crow bar looking thing. it slid onto both sides of the head and yoinked it right out w/o breaking them. the special tool for removing them would be ideal. otherwise, improvise man...
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so kind of a fork shaped tool. I think I can dig something like that up. Don't worry, I won't be yanking on the panel to get it off....this is my baby we're talking about here! lol
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Well I did it. I looked around through my grandpa's tools to see if he had anything I could use to pull the plastic pins out with. He was an appliance repair man so he has some pretty nifty tools. I found something I never saw before and it worked perfectly. I'll post a picture of it tomorrow...might be helpful for some of you. The panel popped right off...wasn't very hard at all. I started at the bottom and it seemed to pop off easier. I think there's 10 plastci pin things on each panel and I only broke 2. I'd say that's pretty decent for a first time attempt.

Everything went back together without a problem. Sounds great...no rattles.

"I DONE GOOD MA!! I DONE REAL GOOD!" lol

Thanks for all the help guys. I really appreciate it.

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np, glad everything worked out for you!
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Those panels were obviously never meant to be removed....have fun. You just gotta unbolt the seat belt and rip it off. There's like twenty lil push pins in the door that slide onto the panel. Unfortunately all the slides are facing different directions. Don't be afraid of it, just tear it off. The pull all the push pins out the door, slip them on the panel, line up the holes and push it back into place, bolt up the seatbelt and you're all done...

i know this is an old thread, but how do you remove the seatbelt buckle? or do you mean the seatbelt for the front seat?
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i left the buckle on and just twisted it sideways through the opening on the panel...i should probably fix mine...its being held on by maybe 1 or 2 of the pins...
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well i want to remove the belt buckle completly from the pass side rear door, being that the seat is no longer there.
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i left the buckle on and just twisted it sideways through the opening on the panel...i should probably fix mine...its being held on by maybe 1 or 2 of the pins...

haha, that's so true, haha.

they're a pain to remove/put back on. hope you have luck on them.
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^ that sounds promising
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The correct tool for the job may help out.

http://www.redhillsupply.com/KDT3705.htm





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i know this is an old thread, but how do you remove the seatbelt buckle? or do you mean the seatbelt for the front seat?
hey....at least you searched instead of bringing in ANOTHER thread
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no no, i have seen the "posting and you" flash.

and i have one of these
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where you get that one ^???

heres the kinda pins that are in my trim... round tan things...something like that below...

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no no, i have seen the "posting and you" flash.

and i have one of these

That's the one I got and use. I picked it up at Advance Auto Parts locally.
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yea i cant rember where i got it, been so long. probally at an advanced auto or something
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