Pair of TMI Vinyl Door Panel Map Pocket Deletes for 1990-1993 Mustangs.
Give your door panels a sleeker, less busy look. These map pocket deletes can be used on all factory original door panels as the mounting holes line up with the original hole locations.
TMI's map pocket deletes are made from high-quality correct grain vinyl and moisture and mildew resistant treated panel board for long life. Includes mounting hardware and instructions.
*Years listed after a color are what years the color is correct for.
*Smoke gray is not a 1990-1993 correct color, but is offered as an aftermarket option.
The map pockets might be one of the most poorly designed parts on your Fox Body Mustang. These things can barely hold a registration card, let alone a map. Any kind of weight, they're going to sag, and they're eventually going to rip. If you like the look of the map pockets and are okay with their limitations, TMI offers these replacement pockets available in all your factory colors. If you prefer a cleaner look, they offer these map pocket deletes, which we're going to be installing in this 1990 Mustang GT.
For this installation you'll need a Phillips-head screwdriver, 1/4" ratchet, short extension, 3/8 socket, door panel removal tool, a small pick, and a flat head screwdriver.
Here's your typical factory map pocket. You'll see it's sagged in the back here. The front's so far down it's actually underneath the door, ripped completely through. The rest of our desirable black interior is in pretty good shape, so we're going to replace these with a set of our deletes.
Replacing our map pockets is going to require us to pull our door panel off. We're going to start with the mirror cover. Now we're going to remove our door cup. It's a great time to replace any of these parts if they have any damage. In our case, ours are in pretty good shape still. Now we'll remove this screw from the back of our armrest. And the last screw is the one for our speaker grill. Now we're going to remove the two 3/8 screws that hold our armrest to our door. Both of them should have these covers on. We're missing one of these. We're going to replace it when we put the door panel back on. We'll get the other one off. Slide a little pick underneath the corner and pop it out. Once you remove the other hardware, the only thing holding our door panel to our door is going to be the door panel clips. We're going to start at the bottom. We'll pop the clips free and remove our panel. Slide up to release the metal tabs. Now we can remove our door panel. Pull out and slide it up.
To remove our factory map pocket, first thing we're going to do is pull our insulation back a little bit. There's probably going to be one staple in the corner here holding it on. So we get that out and you fold it back over. We're going to straighten out all these tabs. These are what hold the pockets to the door panel itself. Straighten out the factory tabs here. You want to keep these retainers and move them onto your new deletes. We have all of our tabs straight, push down against the bottom here, and take off our old beat up map pocket. While we have the pocket off, we'll give our door panel a quick clean up.
The deletes come with a slightly different style clip. I'm going to straighten all these out. Then we can install the clip in our door. Now we're ready to install our deletes. What we want to do is put the door panel off the edge of a table. That way we can squeeze them and line them up with the holes. To get it flat you want to bend just the end tabs over to hold it in place. Then we can flip it over and bend up the rest. We're going to push down and spread the tabs apart. We'll clip on our retainers on this end piece here. So the tabs are bent down. We're ready to reinstall our door panel.
Slide it around the door handle. Set that on the top, and we'll start installing our door panel clips. We're going to reinstall our arm rest. We'll install our new screw covers. We'll reinstall our door cup. You want to make sure you don't over-tighten these. They can crack very easily. Just get it so it's snug. And our installation is finished.
The map pocket delete's made a huge improvement in our interior. Installation wasn't too difficult to do either. Figure on about half an hour, maybe 45 minutes per side. You'll be back on the road in no time.