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C-MAX 2003.75 (06.2003-)

Mechanical Repairs > 5 Body and Paint > 501 Body and Paint > 501-14 Handles, Locks, Latches and Entry Systems > Diagnosis and Testing > General Procedures > Removal and Installation > Front Door Latch

Handles, Locks, Latches and Entry Systems - Front Door Latch C-MAX 2003.75 (06/2003-)
Removal and Installation

Electric hand drill
Rivet gun
  1. Remove the front door trim panel.
    For additional information, refer to: Front Door Trim Panel - Vehicles Built Up To: 03/2007 (501-05 Interior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove the exterior front door handle.
    For additional information, refer to: Exterior Front Door Handle (501-14 Handles, Locks, Latches and Entry Systems, Removal and Installation).
  1. Connect the battery ground cable.
    For additional information, refer to: Battery Disconnect and Connect (414-01 Battery, Mounting and Cables, General Procedures).

  1. Remove the front door window regulator grommets.

  1. NOTE:
    NOTE:Support the front door power window control unit.
    Connect the front door power window control unit electrical connector.

  1. Loosen the front door window glass clamp retaining bolts.
    • Using the front door power window control unit, align the window glass clamp bolts with the access holes.

  1. Disconnect the front door power window control unit electrical connector.
  1. Raise the front door widow glass.

  1. Using suitable tape, support the front door window glass to the front door.
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
    For additional information, refer to: Battery Disconnect and Connect (414-01 Battery, Mounting and Cables, General Procedures).

11. Remove the components in the order indicated in the following illustration(s) and table(s).

 
Item
Part Number
Description
2
-
Exterior mirror electrical connector (if equipped)
3
-
Front door tweeter speaker electrical connector

 
Item
Part Number
Description
4
-
Front door check strap
6
-
Front door
See Removal Detail

 
Item
Part Number
Description
7
-
Front door latch bracket retaining screws
8
-
Front door latch retaining bolts
10
-
Front door latch remote control handle lock
See Removal Detail
11
-
Front door latch remote control cable
See Removal Detail
12
-
Front door wiring harness
See Removal Detail
13
-
Front door inner panel

 
Item
Part Number
Description
14
-
Front door latch electrical connector
16
-
Front door handle, lock and latch retaining bracket
See Removal Detail
See Installation Detail
17
-
Front exterior door handle remote control cable
See Removal Detail
19
-
Front door latch remote control handle actuator rod
See Removal Detail

12. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

  1. Initialize the door window motors.
    For additional information, refer to: Door Window Motor Initialization (501-11 Glass, Frames and Mechanisms, General Procedures).

Removal Details

Item 1 : Exterior mirror interior trim panel

NOTE:
NOTE:Do not place excessive strain on the exterior mirror and front door tweeter speaker wiring harness.

Item 5 : Front door hinge retaining bolts

  1. CAUTION:
    CAUTION:Protect the door using a soft cloth to prevent damage to the front door.
    With the aid of another technician and a suitable trolly jack, support and detach the front door from the front door hinges.

Item 6 : Front door

  1. NOTE:
    NOTE:With the aid of another technician and a suitable trolly jack, support the front door.
    Detach the front door wiring harness from the A-pillar.

  1. Disconnect the front door wiring harness.
  1. CAUTION:
    CAUTION:After the front door wiring harness electrical connector has been disconnected, position the front door back onto the front door hinges. Failure to follow this may cause damage to the front door.
    Position the front door onto the front door hinges.

Item 9 : Front door wiring harness retaining clip

  1. Detach the front door wiring harness retaining clip from the front door.

Item 10 : Front door latch remote control handle lock

  1. Operate the door latch remote control handle lock to the lock position.

Item 11 : Front door latch remote control cable

  1. Disconnect the front door latch remote control cable from the front door latch remote control.

Item 12 : Front door wiring harness

  1. Detach and push the front door wiring harness into the front door.

Item 15 : Front door latch remote control cable

  1. NOTE:
    NOTE:Do not kink the front door latch remote control cable.
    NOTE:
    NOTE:In order to remove the front door latch remote control cable from the front door latch lever the cable must be rotated.
    Disconnect the front door latch remote control cable from the front door latch.
    1. Using a suitable screwdriver, detach the front door latch remote control cable locking tangs from the front door latch.
    1. Detach the front door latch remote control outer cable from the front door latch.
    1. Rotate the front door latch remote control cable.

Item 16 : Front door handle, lock and latch retaining bracket

  1. Using a suitable Electric hand drill remove the front door handle, lock and latch retaining bracket rivets.

Item 17 : Front exterior door handle remote control cable

  1. NOTE:
    NOTE:Do not kink the front exterior door handle remote control cable.
    NOTE:
    NOTE:In order to remove the front exterior door handle remote control cable from the front door latch lever the cable must be rotated.
    Disconnect the front exterior door handle remote control cable from the front door latch.
    1. Using a suitable screwdriver, detach the front exterior door handle remote control outer cable locking tangs from the front door latch.
    1. Detach the front exterior door handle remote control cable from the front door latch.
    1. Rotate the front exterior door handle remote control cable.

Item 18 : Front door latch

  1. Detach the front door latch.

Item 19 : Front door latch remote control handle actuator rod

  1. Remove the front door latch.
    1. Detach the front door latch remote control handle actuator rod from the front door latch.

Installation Details

Item 18 : Front door latch

  1. Install the front door latch.
    • Using a suitable Rivet gun install the front door latch rivet.

Item 16 : Front door handle, lock and latch retaining bracket

  1. Align the front door handle, lock and latch retaining bracket to the front door inner panel.
    • Using suitable screws, attach the front door handle, lock and latch retaining bracket to the front door inner panel.

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