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How remove plastic panel near fuel reset switch near passeneger right side

Discussion in 'Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by RogerB1, July 8, 2011.

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  1. RogerB1

    RogerB1 New Member

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    I was trying to get into my fresh air door unit to remove the fallen plastic panel door and I dropped a short socket extender with a small socket behind the plastic panel on the floor against the right side of the vehicle (near passenger right foot). I am guessing it pops off because I do not see any hardware on it, but I don't wont to force it as there is already a small crack in it just below the fuel rest switch.
     
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  3. BigRondo

    BigRondo USMC 1371 Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    Your profile says you have a '98. This is the '02-'05 (3rd Gen) section. Here are the instructions for the 3rd Gen:

    Remove Door Sill Plate - Pull sill plate straight up:

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    Remove Door Sill Plate - Make sure you have all 3 metal clips on the bottom of the sill plate - if the clips stay on the body, just pull them off and put them on the bottom of the sill plate:

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    Peel Away Molding - Start at the bottom and peel up until it clears the kick plate:

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    Remove Kick Plate -Pull at positions indicated by red arrows straight back toward the back seat:

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    Hope this helps out! :D:thumbsup:
     
  4. RogerB1

    RogerB1 New Member

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    no longer have the 1998, got a 2005

    Thanks for mentioning that. I sold the explorer and bought a 2005 mercury mountaineer 2 weeks ago. I will update my profile. Thanks for the pics. I will see if that works.
     
  5. BigRondo

    BigRondo USMC 1371 Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    Glad we got that cleared up! :p:

    Good luck and be sure to keep us posted.
     

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