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Ford Fiesta Interior Door Panel Removal Guide
How to take off the plastic interior door panels in a 6th generation 2009-2015 Ford Fiesta to upgrade the speakers.

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2013 Fiesta Door Panel
Door Opener Handle
Pry Out Plastic Screw Cover
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the sixth generation (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and possibly also the 2016 model year) Ford Fiesta sedan or hatchback in removing the plastic interior door panels in order to upgrade the OEM speakers, add soundproofing material, fix a faulty electrical switch or replace a broken power window motor.

Owners of other Ford or Lincoln vehicles such as the Focus, Fusion, C-Max, Mustang, Escape, Transit Connect, Edge, Flex, Explorer, Expedition, Taurus, F-150, EcoSport, MKC, MKZ, MKS, MKX, MKT and the Navigator may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The tools needed to take off the door panel include a small flathead screwdriver, a plastic automotive panel removal tool or a large flathead screwdriver, a Torx T20 and a Torx T25 star bit screwdrivers.

The OEM door speaker is held in place by Torx T-25 screws.

Plastic Screw Cover Removed
Pry Off Handle Trim Cover
Trim Panel Removed
The first two steps are to lower the power window all the way down and then open the door.

Pry out the round plastic screw cover behind the door opener handle by using a small flathead screwdriver.

Set the plastic cover aside in a safe place.

Gently pry out the bottom edge of the "L" shaped trim panel that covers the door pull handle with a plastic automotive panel removal tool or a flathead screwdriver.

Continue carefully pulling off the trim cover to release the clips.

Set the door pull handle trim panel aside in a safe place.

Screw Cover Outer Edge
Screw - Bottom Outer Edge
Pry Out Screw Cap
There are two screws on the outer edge of the door panel hidden behind plastic caps.

Pry out the plastic screw covers with a small flathead screwdriver.

Torx T-20 Screw
Pry Out Screw Cover
Remove Torx T20 Screw
Remove the two screws on the outer edge of the door panel by turning them counterclockwise with a Torx T20 star bit screwdriver.
Outer Edge Screw
Bottom Outer Edge Screw
Remove Torx T25 Screw
Set the two screws aside in a safe place.

Then move to the top of the door pull handle and remove the Torx T25 screw by turning it counterclockwise.

Lower Door Pull Handle Screw
Large Torx T-25 Screw
Bottom Torx T-25 Screw
Remove the other T25 screw at the bottom of the door pull handle near the armrest by turning it counterclockwise.

Set the two door pull handle screws aside in a safe place.

Door Handle T20 Screw
Torx T20 Screw Removed
5 Screws & 2 Plastic Pieces
Then move to the door opener handle and remove the Torx T20 screw by turning it counterclockwise.

Set the door opener handle screw aside with the other screws.

At this point, you should have removed the plastic door pull handle trim cover, one round screw cover and 5 screws.

Pry Tool - Bottom Edge
Firmly Pull Out Bottom Edge
Pop Rivet Fasteners
Insert a plastic automotive panel removal tool or a large flathead screwdriver in between the bottom edge of the panel and the metal door frame.

Firmly pull out the bottom edge to disengage the plastic pop rivet friction fasteners.

Continue popping out the fasteners all along the bottom edge and both sides of the door panel.

Lift Door Panel Off Frame
Tilt Top Edge Away
Disconnect Tweeter Speaker
Carefully lift the door panel off the metal door frame.

Tilt the top edge of the door panel towards yourself while supporting the bottom with your thighs.

Press in the release tab on the small black plastic tweeter speaker electrical connector and slide the plug straight out of its socket.


Door Opener Handle Cable
Pull Back Retaining Clip
Disconnect Cable Bracket
Gently pull back the retaining clip on the door opener handle bracket before pulling it off the back of the panel.
Disconnect Switch Panel
Power Plug Released
Door Panel Removed
Press in the release tab on the black plastic electrical connector on the underside of the switch panel before sliding it straight out of its socket.

Set the plastic door panel aside in a safe place.

Metal Door Frame
Disconnect Power Plug
Remove Torx T25 Screws
The OEM door speaker is located the bottom inner corner of the door frame.

Press in the release tab on the white plastic electrical connector before sliding the plug straight out of its socket.

Remove the three Torx T-25 star bit screws holding the speaker in place by turning them counterclockwise.

The OEM front door speakers can be replaced with aftermarket speakers in the following sizes: 5 1/4" (5.25") or 6 1/2" (6.5").

I'd recommend buying new speakers from Crutchfield, since they usually include any necessary wire harnesses, electrical connector adaptors or mounting brackets.

To help reduce road noise and allow your new speakers to sound better, apply some Dynamat Sound Deadener to the metal door frame. It will stop vibrations and rattles when you crank up the volume.

Power Window Motor T25
Hold Panel Near Frame
Push In Electrical Connector
If you need to replace a faulty power window motor, it is held in place to the frame by Torx T25 screws.

To replace the door panel, hold it near the frame and tilt the top edge towards yourself while supporting the bottom with your legs.

Push the electrical connector for the switch panel straight in to its socket.

Connect Tweeter Speaker
Lower Door Panel On Frame
Line Up Plastic Pop Rivets

Push in the small black plastic power plug for the tweeter speaker.

Lower the top of the door panel on to the upper lip of the metal door frame.

Line up the white plastic pop rivets on the back of the door panel with their corresponding holes in the metal door frame.

Firmly Tap In Pop Rivets
Replace Door Pull Handle Screw
Top Torx T25 Screw
Firmly tap in the pop rivets all along the bottom edge and both sides of the door panel.

Replace the large screw at the bottom of the door pull handle by turning it clockwise with the Torx T25 screwdriver.

Tighten T25 Clockwise
Door Pull Handle Screw
Tighten T20 Clockwise
Then replace the other large T25 screw at the top of the door pull handle by turning it clockwise until it is snug.

Re-insert the smaller screw behind the door opener handle and tighten it in the clockwise direction with the Torx T20 screwdriver.

Outer Edge T20 Screw
Tighten Screw Clockwise
Pop In Screw Cover
Replace the two small screws on the outer edge of the door panel by turning them clockwise with the Torx T20 screwdriver.

Pop in the round plastic screw covers.

Pop In Other Screw Cover
Door Handle Screw Cover
Screw Cover Replaced
Pop in the plastic screw cover behind the door opener handle.
Line Up Trim Panel
Pop Cover In Place
Door Panel Replaced
Line up the clips on the back of the door pull handle and push it back in to place.

Sit inside the vehicle, close the door and verify that the door opener handle, power door lock switch and power window switch all still work properly.

For more, check out my other 2009-2015 Ford Fiesta DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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