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How to Install Polished Door Lock Bezels on your 1979-2004 Mustang

Installation Time

5 minutes

Tools Required
  • Pry tool
  • Fine flat head screwdriver
  • Small mallet
  • Shop towel (so don’t scratch or dent)
  • Phillips Screwdriver
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I removed my door panels for this installation because I also installed the Polished Billet Interior Door Handles (94-04 All) Item # 15550 at the same time. 

1. Using a small flat head screwdriver, Pry out the armrest switch control bezel, be careful because you can break the plastic clips or crack your bezel piece. Then disconnect the electrical connections. 



2. Take out the 2 retaining screws located behind the arm rest switch control plate. 

3. Using a thin screwdriver, pry tool or special trim panel removal tool, pry out the plastic retaining clip securing the front edge of the door trim panel. 


3. Detach the door speaker cover by pulling straight out. Now unscrew and remove the speaker assembly from the vehicle and unplug speaker electrical wiring clip. 



4. Once all the clips and screws have been taken off you can now detach the trim panel by gently pulling it up and out. 

5. Now lay your panel on a work table or somewhere so you don’t scratch or get your interior panel dirty. Use an end of screwdriver and push out old door lock bezel, or you can use a pry tool wrapped with towel so not to scratch your panel to pull bezel out. This needs to be done because the factory bezel has flared edge. My passenger side was easy I just turned and push at same time. 




6. Now insert your Polished Billet Door Lock Bezels (Item# 41213), by pushing it in. You might have to place your towel over it and use a mallet and tap it in gently. 




7. Place panel back on. Place door lock knob in bezel and making sure clips line up push in and push down on panel opposite of how you took it off. 

8. Put back in retaining screws located behind arm rest switch control plate. Reattach Electrical connections. Put back in plastic retaining clip that secures front edge of door trim panel. Reattach your speaker, now reattach armrest control plate. 


Installation Instructions Written By AmericanMuscle Customer Connie Durston 5/8/2013 

This guide applies to Mustang years: 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and Submodels: Bullitt, Foxbody, Mach 1, V6, Cobra, GT