How to Replace Front Interior Door Handle 09-14 Ford F150

How to Replace Front Interior Door Handle 09-14 Ford F150


Hi, I’m Mike, from 1A Auto. This is a 2011 Ford F150. I’m going to show you how to replace your
broken, inside door handle, with a new part from 1A Auto. Okay, just to make sure that your courtesy
lights don’t drain your battery, if you’re working inside the car, and you have the doors
open for awhile, you can pull your interior light fuse. That fuse is located right down here, near
the passenger’s feet kick panel. Pull that door open and off. Fuse box is right here, squeeze and pull that
off. Then your fuse puller is right here, and the
fuse for the courtesy lights, and you can confirm this in your owners manual, but the
courtesy light fuse is right here. Number 15, it’s a 15 amp, number 12. Pull it out, and it’s out. To remove the door panel, you’re going to
want to start with a 90 degree pick, available at 1A Auto, and you really need one of these. A lot of these you can do with just a little
flat blade screwdriver, but you really need to get in here. Start at the top, force the pick in there
at the corner, and twist. Then, I’ve already done it once, so it’s probably
going to come out pretty easy, but you pull really firm, and remove that panel. Then the same thing, right down in here. Work the pick down at the back. Get a good bite and lift up. Then there’s two eight millimeter bolts: one
here, and then one back in behind there. Then two six millimeter bolts–there right
at the bottom, here and here. I’m using an eight millimeter socket, with
a ratchet and an extension, and remove these two bolts. Switching over to a six millimeter socket,
and remove these two. These will come out quick. Use a nice big 90 degree pick. Work it right in, and then underneath. Then you want to pull straight up, and same
thing. Now it looks like this has been apart before,
so it comes apart pretty easy, but you would want to work this in and pull straight up
to release the front clip. Then you have three connectors–one here,
tab at the front of the vehicle, comes out. Tab at the back comes out. Tab at the back disconnects. Now you can pull your panel up and off the
door. The latch cable, you can see it has two teeth
on it. Just work a screwdriver in, push the teeth,
and I’m pulling, was pulling out while I push these teeth down, and then the cable rotates
out. Once you have your cable disconnected, there’s
just one more connector, here at the front. For the mirror tab on the front, push, disconnect,
and your door panel comes off. Once you have the door panel off, and you
can see the return spring on our old handle is broken. There’s just two clips, show you right on
the back. Press on those two clips and push the old
handle out. Old door handle, from the vehicle. Like I said, the little return spring popped
out. New handle from 1A Auto, we’ll remove the
foil after we install it, but it’s exactly like the original door handle. Spring still in place. It’s going to go in just like the original. All right–new handle. Put the back in first, and then press it into
place. Door handle, we install, we had our mirror
switch out–it just pops up and out. You put the connector in towards the front
and then push it down into place. Then put the panel into place and your three
hooks at the bottom, you just kind of put them into place preliminarily. The door panel just kind of rests there. Then you can reconnect your mirror switch. Pull your harnesses up through the door, then
put your door latch cable back into place, and push it down into the hole. Then put the wire down through, twist, pull
it in here, and then push it into place. Make sure your door lock is unlocked, and
then push the panel firmly. You lift up a little bit, push it firmly against
the door, and slide it down. You might have to kind of find your door lock
knob. Okay, you just have to lift up and get it
over the door lock knob. Push it firmly against the door, and it should
slide down into place. Now we’re just going to remove our plastic. If these clips didn’t come out with your window
switch, just push them down through, but be very careful not to drop them, and push the
clips back on to the switch housing. Then reconnect the door lock and then your
window switches. Then lock it in place. The eight millimeter bolt, with the washer,
goes into the pole cup–start that. The longer one goes up here. We’ll start that in, and then start our two
six millimeter. Use a socket ratchet extension, or just a
driver with a six millimeter socket. Tighten these up. To the eight millimeter, tighten that one
up. Get this one started, and socket ratchet extension,
to tighten it up. Okay, old doubled edge goes in the back, put
that one in place. Then this one goes down in–this whole tab
goes to the back. Test your door handle and make sure the window’s
open, doors unlocked, and everything works good. Reinstall your fuse, to get the courtesy lights
back on. Back in place–push it in nice and secure. Put your fuse puller back in place, cover
back on, and the kick panel back in place. Thanks for watching. Visit 1aauto.com for quality auto parts shipped
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