Door panel clips – The sliding door panel of a Ford Windstar is much easier to remove than the front door panels. While the front door features electronic components, multiple screws and panels to remove, the sliding door panel is held only with tweezers. You must remove the inside handle of the door before removing the panel.
Instructions Remove Door Panel Clips
Sit in the back seat and close the sliding door. Place a small towel between the handle and the door panel. Move the towel from front to back to detach the clip holding the handle. Lift it when it comes off, you will need to reinstall the handle. Pull the handle to remove it from its mount. You may have to shake it back and forth to remove it.
Remove the panel covering the door handle. As it is attached with plastic door panel clips, pull it out with a small flathead screwdriver. Get out of the van and open the sliding door from the outside. You must open the door so that it can hold the panel completely. Hold the panel in each lower corner and remove it from the door to release the staples. Push the door up and then pull the door.