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Ford Fusion Door Actuator & Handle Replacement

How to replace the door actuator and exterior door handle on a Ford Fusion 2013-2020.

Ford Fusion Door Actuator & Handle Replacement
ESTIMATED TIME 1.5 - 2 hours
DIY COST $ 35 - 150
DIFFICULTY Hard

What you will need

Procedure

  1. Remove the door panel. If you need help with this step, follow these procedures for the door panel removal.

     

  2. Remove the window. If you need help with this step, follow these procedures for the window removal process.
  3. Remove the window regulator. If you need help with this step, follow these procedures for the window regulator removal process.
  4. Pull the exterior door handle out while loosening the T27 bolt behind the door lock. Use a T27 screwdriver and twist the bolt counterclockwise to loosen.

     

    Pulling the exterior door handle out.
  5. Remove the door lock by pulling it out. If it doesn't come off, loosen the T27 bolt more.Pulling the door lock out of the vehicle.

     

  6. Slide the exterior door handle towards the back of the vehicle and pull it out to remove it.Removing the exterior door handle of the Ford Fusion.

     

  7. Loosen the T30 bolt located on the exterior door handle's area. Use a T30 screwdriver and twist it counterclockwise to loosen.Loosening the T30 bolt on the door handle's area.

     

  8. Remove the three T30 bolts holding the door latch by using a T30 screwdriver and twisting it counterclockwise.

     

  9. Disconnect the electrical connector of the door actuator. Reach inside the door then press on the clip and pull the connector out.Disconnecting the electrical connector of the door actuator.

     

  10. Push the connector's clip out of the door using a pick tool or a screwdriver.Pushing the clip holding the cable of the door actuator's connector.

     

  11. Pull out the rubber cover of the inner door handle cable. Then insert the rubber cover and cable inside the door.Pushing the inner door handle cable inside the door.

     

  12. Remove the two 10mm bolts by using a 10mm socket and twisting it counterclockwise.Removing the 10mm bolts holding the door actuator.

     

    Removing the 10mm bolts holding the door actuator.
  13. Reach inside the door and slide the door actuator forward to unhook the tabs holding to it. Then carry the door actuator out from the door.Removing the door actuator of the Ford Fusion.

     

    Removing the door actuator of the Ford Fusion.
  14. Place the new door actuator inside the door and line it up to its proper position.Installing the new door actuator of the Ford Fusion.

     

    Installing the new door actuator of the Ford Fusion.
  15. Reinstall the two 10mm bolts to hold the door actuator. Tighten them when done reinstalling the three T30 bolts on the door latch.Reinstalling the 10mm bolt to hold the door actuator.

     

  16. Reinstall the three T30 bolts on the door latch by twisting it clockwise to tighten.Tightening the T30 bolts holding the door latch.

     

  17. Tighten the T30 bolt on the area of the exterior door handle.Tightening the T30 bolt on the door handle's area.

     

  18. Insert the left side of the new exterior door handle and slide it towards the front of the vehicle.Installing the new exterior door handle of the Ford Fusion.

     

    Installing the new exterior door handle of the Ford Fusion.
  19. Push the exterior door handle while twisting the T27 bolt behind the door lock clockwise.
  20. Pull the exterior door handle and reinstall the door lock by pushing it back to the door.Reinstalling the door lock of the Ford Fusion.

     

  21. Tighten the T27 bolt behind the door lock by twisting it clockwise.Tightening the T27 bolt behind the door lock.

     

  22. Insert the cable of the inner door handle back to its hole and push its rubber cover back to the door.Reinstalling the cable of the inner door handle back to its original position.

     

  23. Reinstall the window regulator. If you need help with this step, follow these procedures for the installation process of the window regulator.Reinstalling the window regulator of the Ford Fusion.

     

  24. Reinstall the window. If you need help with this step, follow these procedures for the installation process of the window.Reinstalling the window of the Ford Fusion.

     

  25. Reinstall the door panel. If you need help with this step, follow these procedures for the installation of the door panel.

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