Mazda 323/MX-3/626/MX-6/Millenia/Protégé 1990-1998 and Ford Probe 1993-1997

Door Panels

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 through 11



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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the door assembly-1993 626/MX-6 shown, others similar



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Fig. Fig. 2: Remove the screw from the armrest cup. A magnetic screwdriver is helpful here



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Fig. Fig. 3: Slide a rag between the panel and handle ...



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Fig. Fig. 4: ... to dislodge the retaining clip



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Fig. Fig. 5: The handle can now be pulled from the regulator



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Fig. Fig. 6: Remove the screw securing the door handle cover then pull it away ...



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Fig. Fig. 7: ... enough to release the lock rod



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Fig. Fig. 8: Remove any screws securing the door panel ...



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Fig. Fig. 9: ... then pull the panel away...



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Fig. Fig. 10: ... and unplug any electrical connections



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Fig. Fig. 11: The panel can now be removed from the door

  1. Remove the armrest or the screw in the armrest cup as applicable.
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  3. Remove the window regulator handle, on non-power window equipped vehicles. This can be done by sliding a rag between the handle and the panel to release the clip.
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  5. Remove the door lock knob if it interferes with removal of the panel.
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  7. Remove the inner door handle cover. Pull the cover outwards are release the lock rod clip.
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  9. Remove any screws along the door panel.
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  11. Gently separate the door trim panel clips from the door. A special tool is available to do this. If this tool is not available, use a prytool with the blade wrapped in tape (be careful not to break the panel or the clips).
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  13. Unplug and electrical connections necessary, then remove the door trim panel.
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To install:
  1. Engage the electrical connections, then place the trim panel into position on the door.
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  3. Apply pressure to the trim panel in the areas where the trim panel clips attach to the door.
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  5. Install the inner door handle cover, door lock knob and the armrest.
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  7. If equipped, install the regulator handle.
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