Cost / Time Requirements
Prices: £5 > £15
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10 to 30 Minutes
Mk1 Sail Panels For Mk2 Variants
Originally written by
Mondy Maniac of MEG
a simple modification you can do to all MK1 mondeos to update the
outside slightly. Removing the Sail panels is a simple job and takes
about one minute per door. Refitting takes approx 5 minutes a door.
panel (Right - part number 1023718 £5.60 + vat)
panel (Left - part number 1023719 £5.60 + vat)
sail panel (Right - part number 1045560 £6.77 + vat)
sail panel (Left - part number 1045562 £6.77 + vat)
off open the rear doors and find the two screws that hold the
existing inner panel on and remove them. This means the black
panel inside will become loose and can be withdrawn by sliding
to the rear of the vehicle.
push the old sail panel out, from the inside, and wiggle the panel
towards the front of the car. This may be a bit tough but keep
trying, keep wiggling it, it will eventually come free. You should
then have something that resembles this from the outside:
remove the rubber plug from the hole half way up and get the rubber
mallet in your hand. Gently tap the embossed surround of this hole
and then very slightly tap in the ‘T’ shaped hole under it, this
causes the bottom of the panel to be pulled in (which is what we
want). After tapping both holes a few times fit the new sail panels
to check if you have tapped enough.
To fit the new panels place the 3 tabs on the back of the panel
into the 3 ‘T’ shaped holes, then push the panel towards the car
whilst sliding it towards the rear. This may take some time and
patience - If you cant get the bottom tab into the ‘T’ shaped
whole it will probably mean you have tapped the hole in too much,
get a screwdriver and lever the edges of the hole back out again
and re-fit the panels. If when you re-fit the panel it sits too
far out still it means you need to tap it a little more. Remember
that repeatedly bending metal one way and then another will weaken
it and eventually cause it to snap off so take your time!
When you are happy with the nice tight fit sit yourself back in
the car and get the new inner panels ready to fit. Like this.
at the back on the inner panel you can see that there are two screw
holes, and there are also 2 clips. These need to clip around the
edge of the hole and then get pushed into the correct position.
When all is in the right places, screw the 2 screws back in. A note
here that the inner panels from the original louvered sail panels
will not fit with the Mk2 ones. Also the screws from the Mk1 plate
are longer and will cause damage to the Mk2 plate if used, so ensure
you get all the bits from a mk2 car. Voila, stand outside and marvel
at your new mod.