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I am trying to install the key pad pillar on my 2012 Ford

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Hi-I am trying to install the key pad pillar on my 2012 Ford Flex Limited and I ran into a problem.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  HDGENE replied 1 year ago.

Hello, no you dont have to disassemble the electrical connector for the keypad.Main thing to remove is the outer window weatherstrip as shown in this picture to have room to slip the connector thru the body.

Keyless Entry Keypad

Removal and Installation

NOTE: The door glass must be completely raised.

  1. Remove the LH front door trim panel.
  1. Remove the door lock cylinder
  1. Remove the exterior mirror.
  1. Position the water shield aside.
  1. Disconnect the front door latch actuator electrical connector.
  1. Remove the door lock rod extension from the door lock rod.
  1. Push the door lock rod and grommet through the door panel.
  1. Push the interior door handle cable and grommet through the door panel, and pull them back out through the door panel access hole.
  1. Remove the door latch carrier screw.
  1. Loosen the exterior door handle reinforcement bolt.
    • To install, tighten to 8 Nm (71 lb-in).
  1. Slide the exterior front door handle reinforcement to the front of the vehicle and push it inside the door.
  1. Disconnect the keyless entry keypad electrical connector and unclip the connector from the door.
  1. Remove the 3 front door latch bolts.
    • To install, tighten to 8 Nm (71 lb-in).
  1. Lower the complete latch, carrier, and handle reinforcement assembly down into the door.
  1. Unclip the keyless entry keypad wiring harness from the door.
  1. Insert a thin bladed tool between the window glass molding and the door to release the tab.
  1. Lift up and remove the exterior window glass molding.
  1. NOTE: The keyless entry keypad is attached to the door with double sided tape.

    Remove the keyless entry keypad.
  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

I Havent removed the mirror to switch one out.