EF/EL door trims into EA-ED
This is a guide to installing door trims from EF/EL falcons into EA-ED model falcons. It is designed to be simple and easy to follow with clear and in depth instructions.
EF and EL door trims are a lot more stylish than the ones used in EA-ED. The map pockets are integrated and are provided in front and back doors where EA-ED were just bolted on and only avalible in the front doors in high end models. The door handles are very updated and have a nice clean look intstead of the mechano look of the EA-ED type. Some EF/EL trims even get door lights depending on what model and trim type they were from. Even the top end models get padded arm rests.
So enough talking lets start.
What you will need:
Drill and a set of drill bits
Phillips head screwdriver
Felt tip pen (optional)
Security screwdriver set
1: Remove the quarterlight window trim on the inside of the door. There are 3 rounded head screws. when the screws are out pull gently from the top corner. You want to pull it out straight as there is 2 tabs which will snap off it is removed any other way. Take it slowly and they will eventually give way and come out. Store the screws in a small container to keep everything together. Wind the window all the way down as this makes removing the trims and working slightly easier.
2: Next step is to remove the inside door handle. These are attached by 3 screws which are under the 3 buttons in the handle itself. Use something thin like a knife to pop the buttons out. Depending on what model you have they will either be phillips head or the star shape security screw. Typically EA series 1 have the phillips head and anything after EA series 2 have the security screw. When the screws are out pull the handle out then turn it 90 degrees anti-clockwise to remove it from the metal rod.