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I just bought my new rockford fostgate 4 " to put in the front.

I know i will have to take off my door covers but i need to know if reinstalling the inside door handle will be a problem. In my hayes manual it says i will be needing a "special tool".

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are you taking apart your door or something? i´ve taken off my door panels plenty of times, and all i´ve used is a normal screwdriver and a rag (for the window handle clip). to unlatch the door handle from the thin metal bar just takes some prying effort, and the same to put it back on. i don´t recall seeing in Haynes where it says to use a special tool, now i gotta check and see what they mean... :-?
 

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it´s trick, but you don´t need a special tol for it. i just prodded it in with a long flat screwdriver. can be frustrating if your hands are cold and weak like mine during cold evenings, but very much doable. be firm but gentle though, it would be very annoying if you broke the plastic snap thingy...lol :-]
 

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When I remove my door panels I just unscrew the door handle cup, pull it out a bit, gently twist it, and shove it through the hole as I pop the panel off.. and then it just hangs there out of the way.. installation is the reverse of removal.
 

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Yeah if you get a haynes manual it´ll just tell you to get a rag and pull it back and forth under the door handle and with a pair of needle nose you can pull it out. putting it back in takes some skill and either a flat screwdriver or needle nose. once you do it a couple times it becomes easier.
 

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Door Handle

I find... the OmegaPin (U-shaped) that holds the DoorHandle to the Pivot... is usually installed by Ford... at the Base of the Handle (not toward the inside of the arm as some pictures show).
To get into the Base... Pull on the HandleBase which pushing against DoorTrim... this will slightly expose a Base Opening. Then, use one small screw driver to keep the Opening and Expose the Pin... and then, use a second small screw driver to pull the Pin out.
To reinstall... 1st put the Pin on the Handle... then just push it on the Pivot = It will seat itself.
No RAGS... No Special Tools... No Problem.
 

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Door Trim retainer-pins

Oh... and for anyone else whom is new:
The "retainer pins"... connecting the Trim to the Door... are not supposed to be "turned"... rather, the screw-drive (wide blade) is to be moved as close to the pin as possible... and the screw-drive is "turned", to place pressure between the Trim and internal-door, separating them, which causes the Trim "retainer pin" to pop-out, thereby releasing the Trim from the Door.
ReInstallation is just pushing the Trim, once it is centered over a hole, and it seals like new.

(And while the Books all indicate that most Speaker problems are associated with wires... all the problems I have encountered are with Blown Speakers [some burnt; some water damaged].)
 
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