The Genuine OEM Front Door Lock Release Cable, identified by part number JJ5Z-17221A00-A, is a crucial component designed for 2013-2019 Ford Escape models. This part plays a critical role in the operation of your vehicle's door lock mechanism, allowing you to open and close the door securely. If your current door lock release cable is damaged or worn out, it could potentially prevent the door from securing properly or even opening, a problem this replacement part effectively solves.
This is a brand-new, Genuine OEM part, encased in the original OEM manufacturer's packaging. It's not an aftermarket substitute but the exact same part that is sold at a new car dealership, ensuring its adherence to Ford's stringent quality and performance criteria.
Tools Needed: Screwdriver, Pliers
1. Disconnect your vehicle's battery to ensure safety.
2. Using a screwdriver, remove the door panel by taking out all screws and unclipping the panel.
3. Locate the damaged door lock release cable and carefully unclip it from the door lock and handle.
4. Replace it with the new Genuine OEM Front Door Lock Release Cable, connecting it back to the door lock and handle.
5. Reattach the door panel, ensuring all screws are back in place and the panel is securely clipped in.
6. Reconnect the battery and test the door to make sure the new cable is functioning correctly.
Typically, this task takes approximately 1-2 hours and requires intermediate mechanical skills due to the need to disassemble and reassemble the door panel.