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Door inner trim panel - removal and refitting
Bodywork and fittings / Door inner trim panel - removal and refitting


Removal
1 Disconnect the battery negative (earth) lead (Chapter 5, Section 1).

2 Carefully prise out the plastic cover with a small screwdriver. Remove the screw, and ease the bezel off the inner door handle (see illustrations).

11.2A Prise out the plastic cover . . .
11.2A Prise out the plastic cover . . .

11.2B . . . remove the screw . . .
11.2B . . . remove the screw . . .

11.2C . . . and withdraw the bezel from the inner door handle
11.2C . . . and withdraw the bezel from the inner door handle

3 Where applicable, remove the window operating switch and disconnect the multiplug (see illustrations).

11.3A Remove the window operating switch . . .
11.3A Remove the window operating switch . . .

11.3B . . . and disconnect the multi-plug
11.3B . . . and disconnect the multi-plug

Front door
4 Carefully prise out the cover, remove the screws and withdraw the door pull handle (see illustrations).

11.4A Remove the cover . . .
11.4A Remove the cover . . .

11.4B . . . then remove the screws and withdraw the door pull handle
11.4B . . . then remove the screws and withdraw the door pull handle

5 Prise off the plastic cap, remove the screw, and withdraw the quarter bezel from the front of the window opening (see illustrations).

11.5A Remove the plastic cap and the screw . . .
11.5A Remove the plastic cap and the screw . . .

11.5B . . . then withdraw the quarter bezel
11.5B . . . then withdraw the quarter bezel

Rear door
6 Prise off the cap, then remove the screw and withdraw the door pull handle (see illustrations).

11.6A Remove the screw . . .
11.6A Remove the screw . . .

11.6B . . . and withdraw the rear door pull handle
11.6B . . . and withdraw the rear door pull handle

Front and rear doors
7 On models fitted with manual (ie nonelectric) windows, fully shut the window, and note the position of the regulator handle.

Release the spring clip by inserting a clean cloth between the handle and the door trim.

Pull the cloth against the open ends of the clip to release it, at the same time pulling the handle from the regulator shaft splines.

Withdraw the handle (and where fitted, the spacer) and recover the clip (see illustrations).

11.7A Using a clean cloth to release the spring clip from the window
11.7A Using a clean cloth to release the spring clip from the window regulator handle

11.7B Withdrawing the window regulator handle
11.7B Withdrawing the window regulator handle

11.7C Recover the spring clip from the window regulator handle
11.7C Recover the spring clip from the window regulator handle

8 Prise the caps from the trim panel retaining screws, then remove the screws and lift off the panel. Where a speaker is attached to the trim panel, disconnect the multi-plug (see illustrations).

11.8A Prise out the caps . . .
11.8A Prise out the caps . . .

11.8B . . . remove the inner-facing screws . . .
11.8B . . . remove the inner-facing screws . . .

11.8C . . . and the side screws . . .
11.8C . . . and the side screws . . .

11.8D . . . then lift off the trim panel
11.8D . . . then lift off the trim panel

11.8E Door trim panel components
11.8E Door trim panel components

9 If necessary, the foam insulation may be removed from the door. First remove the speaker as described in Chapter 12.

10 On models with manual windows, remove the foam spacer from the regulator spindle (see illustration).

11.10 Removing the foam spacer
11.10 Removing the foam spacer

11 On the rear door, unscrew the screws and remove the door pull bracket (see illustration).

11.11 Removing the door pull bracket from a rear door
11.11 Removing the door pull bracket from a rear door

12 Carefully cut the adhesive with a knife, and remove the foam insulation (see illustration).

11.12 Removing the foam insulation
11.12 Removing the foam insulation

Refitting
13 Refitting is a reversal of the removal procedure.


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