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    Default 2010 rear door panels or faster way

    Hi everyone, first time post here,.

    I just picked up my 2010 and want to put my amp and subs back in. Insignia everything and Stinger kit with fuse etc. This wont be the first time I've done this.

    I've ran all the wires except for the speakers. I do not want to break the bezel on the dash (since it is huge, and new) and was going to wire into the rear speakers and HI/LO convert.

    Problem is,, I cant get the door panel off. It is being a pain. So does anyone know of an easier way to take the panel off (if im missing something) or even a wiring diagram for the speakers. Preferably before and/ or after the wiring harness.

    I really dont want to take the panel off now, so I figure it doesnt matter where I tap into the speaker wire.

    Any other suggestions would be PRIME..

    Thanks in advance.

    Forgot to mention: Ford Focus SEL 2010
    Last edited by NathanDug; Mar 30, 2010 at 6:20 PM. Reason: Missing info

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    Default Removing door panels from 2010 Focus

    Has anyone figured out how to get the rear door panel off the 2010 focus? Got two torque screws out, and the one behind the handle. As well as the screw on the bottom and the one on the side hidden by the little shield, but the door isnt even close to loose on the right side, yet there are absolutely no more screws or connections on the exterior of the door panel.

    It cant just be the clips inside, they usually break with the amount of force ive put on it..

    I've read you have to lift up and counter-clockwise, but this doesnt seem to work either.

    Anyone that can help,,,, I would realy appreciate it.

    Stock sound is terrible!

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    Default Re: 2010 rear door panels or faster way

    I moved your post from the other thread to the one you already started.
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    Default Re: 2010 rear door panels or faster way

    Thanks, sorry completely forgot I posted earlier until I sent the second one..

    For the record I found out how to remove the panels..

    Two screws on door trim itself
    One torque screw behind handle plate
    2 Torque screws in the HS handles
    And believe it or not, there are four pressure (click-snap) connections all but one of which is below the centre of the trim.

    You just have to pull straight out really hard or with a flat bar.
    None of those slot type connectors that are impossible to re-assemble.

    Again this is for a 2010 Ford Focus SEL. (5-10 mins)

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    Default Re: 2010 rear door panels or faster way

    Grab some pics and i'll add this thread to the references sticky.
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    Default Re: 2010 rear door panels or faster way

    Definately!! I would love to contribute. Just have to get the old cam installed lol.

    I have a new issue though if anyone knows what may be the prob.

    Today after I wired the subs in and had them working for a few hours, I went to pick up my wife at work, locked the doors electronically and 10 minutes later came back out and the FOB will not unlock the doors (or lock, or trunk). It just went dead!! And they worked literally 30-40 times after the install.

    I checked the trunk latch/door lock fuse (17 on the panel inside the car) and it is fine.

    Tested the battery and im getting 2.99 DC/V so the battery should be fine.

    Im really stumped, its not the battery, the fob is brand new and the fuses are good.

    Any ideas guys?


    Also: trying to reprogram the key fob with the factory programming steps, the doors lock and unlock electronically signalling when I just press a button to program my FOB in, so I mean,,,, the electronic part must work right. Something is happening between the FOB and the receiver... I think.

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    Default Re: 2010 rear door panels or faster way

    Ok to take the door panels off a 2010 Focus SEL.

    I'm going to use the rear door for demonstration because it is way more akward although essentially the same process.

    First you want to pop off the little plastic guard behind the exit handle.
    A small hook of any kind works better than any screwdriver I found.

    Secondly you want to pop the cover for the grip handle the same way you would open up a new FOB. Just a small standard screwdriver or even a key will work. It comes straight off.

    Nest remove the switches for the window. Once again it just pops out, although you could just use a fingernail for this one. Just start at the wider side of the switch, in this case the left. (sorry no pics for this part but it is standard once you start, you will realize why I didnt obsessively snap the shots)

    Inside the handle there are two torque screws, you cant miss 'em.
    Now behind the exit handle (where you took the plastic guard off) there is another torque screw. Remove it.

    Ok now there are two screws on the outside of the panelling. One is guarded by a little plastic cover. (first pic) And the other is on the bottom of the panel. (pic 2) Remove these and you are done with the tools.



    Once you have this done, take a look at the third pic.

    Each of the red rings I've added represent those little round pressure clips everyone hates to break. Well a little flat bar and some force and you can remove the entire insert and not break a thing. Remove these four and lift the panel over the lock.

    Voila you are done.


    If I take the doors apart one more time, even for instructional purposes my wife will leave me. lol jk but it does piss her off when she sees me F'ing with the car. So no pics (until she's asleep) of the panel removed but really, seeing my panel off wont help you as much as knowing where those clips are.
    And incase the pics dont work here are the links.

    http://img97.imageshack.us/i/dsc00369c.jpg
    http://img14.imageshack.us/i/dsc00370jm.jpg
    http://img532.imageshack.us/i/dsc00368l.jpg
    Hope this helps.
    Last edited by Ray; Apr 5, 2010 at 3:20 PM.

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    Default Re: 2010 rear door panels or faster way

    Pics aren't working - i tried to fix the code. Please retry.
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    Default Re: 2010 rear door panels or faster way

    I dunno whats up with the pics. Tried to load them and they just wont work. No error or advice of any kind from browser. I have the pics if anyone can help me load them, all I get is a little red X everytime.

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    Default Re: 2010 rear door panels or faster way

    links don't work either. create a photobucket account. they seem to be the best photo host.
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