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How to remove your door card.

There are several jobs that need the door card removing.

It might be to fix the door lock, window mechanism, adjust the window stops, changing door speakers etc etc.

The first thing to do is remove the 2 cross headed screws at the rear edge of the door panel. Remember to put them somewhere where you won’t lose them.



Now remove the top front screw.



Remove the 2 screws that hold the door pull in place.



And pull out the finisher.



Now remove the single screw behind the door handle.



Pull the finisher forward



Turn the finisher through 90 degrees and remove it.



Now you need to release the clips along the bottom of the door card.

You can use a screwdriver to lever it, or buy a proper trim removal set.



Use the tool to “pop” the clips out.



And pull the bottom of the door card away from the door.



Next you need to pull the small rubber seal out of the way and manoeuvre the card to clear the door locking pin.



Pull the card up to clear the pin.



Now slide the card backwards to clear the mirror/wind cheater.



And remove the door card.

Remember, if you have a tweeter fitted then you will need to unplug the speaker cable.



Your door card is now removed.



Refitting is the reverse of removing.
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What jobs were you doing?
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What jobs were you doing?
How to adjust door window seals.
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Am I the only one on here that just gives the doorcard a good tug to get it off instead of using the fancy lifters.....?
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Good work Clive, I love the pillow right below the door
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That's the dogs bed. The ground was wet, so I had to put something down to kneel on.
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That's the dogs bed. The ground was wet, so I had to put something down to kneel on.
so what is the dog supposed to sleep on now eh
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It was either that or kneel on the dog.
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Super awesome how to, thanks for taking the time and showing how to do this.
I am taking the TF door apart tomorrow, as the passenger side window came loose, and something is wrong with the mechanism. Frankly I am afraid of anything with plastics and these little "clicky" fits, they are too easy to break.

Anyways, big help!!!!
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wow Clive i was going to take my passenger door card off today but chickened out this will be a great help. I must find the source of some nasty rattling in there and wasnt sure how to take it all apart
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Mods can you add this to the how to lists

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Am I the only one on here that just gives the doorcard a good tug to get it off instead of using the fancy lifters.....?
I just tug it off......

my door card is missing many screws after doing my speakers......

part of my lazy git weight saving project
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wow Clive i was going to take my passenger door card off today but chickened out this will be a great help. I must find the source of some nasty rattling in there and wasnt sure how to take it all apart
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You might want to check the lower window rail adjusting screws and locknuts. If they are loose then the whole lot will rattle.

In fact, it might be worth checking all the bolts and nuts circled in this how to:

How to adjust door window seals.
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Super awesome how to, thanks for taking the time and showing how to do this.
I am taking the TF door apart tomorrow, as the passenger side window came loose, and something is wrong with the mechanism. Frankly I am afraid of anything with plastics and these little "clicky" fits, they are too easy to break.

Anyways, big help!!!!
Glad to help.
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Thank you CJJ after the radiator, s/s pipes and MOT done, I'll be sorting out the window, excellent advice as always. Top Man.
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I would just like to add one small comment to CJJs, How To.

When refiting the door card. Fit the Door Pull finisher before you fit the Door Handle finisher. Then if you accidently drop the Door Handle retaining screw it will fall into the Door Pull finisher and not into the door; resulting in you having to remove the door card again to retrieve the screw.

I speak from experiance :-)
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I'm joining in to say thanks for this in fact I find all of your How to's really simply written and troumendeously helpful.

I think it's safe to say that I would not attempt some of the stuff if there wasn't for guides like these ......soooooo big big thumbs up (that's the biggest one I can find )

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I am of the "Remove screws - then give it a bloody good tug" brigade too! Nice to know how to do it properly though.

Two things to add - I put all the screws in the doorpull finisher - haven't lost one yet, and my door cards are on and off like a Z list celebs knickers.

Also - it's much easier to get the doorcard back in if the window is fully down
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nice one clive

now why didnt i think of doing this

took the covers off so many times its second nature
strange how we take things for granted
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just the job

need to replace the window reg tomorrow...his is just the ticket..thanks
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