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GUIDE: Removing a window

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by JSeaman, Jan 10, 2014.

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    JSeaman Senior Member

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    Step 1 - Use a small flatblade screwdriver to ease the airbag plastic cover off

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    Step 2 - With a posidrive screwdriver remove the large screw behind the cover

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    Step 3 - Remove the 3 smaller philips screws holding the chrome trim in place for the door shut then pull the trim away

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    Step 4 - Now remove the single screw that holds the plastic cover for the door latch mechanism then slide the trim off

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    JSeaman

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    Step 5 - Simply pull the trim by the mirror away and disconnect the wiring by pulling the connector apart

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    Step 6 - Use a flatblade screwdriver to remove the door pull cover then remove the second large philips screw you reveal

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    Step 7 - Insert a large flatblade screwdriver between the door card and the metal frame then twist it to pop the door of its retainers. Repeat this process from the door shut round towards the mirror

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    Step 8 - Once all the fasteners are popped, wriggle the door card up so that it unhooks at the top where the window glass is

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    Step 9 - Ease the door away and support it. Disconnect the courtesy light by simply pulling the connector away (slides on spade terminals)

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    Step 10 - Finally, the door handle release. Ease the outer black sheath back to free the cable from the retainer then slide the hook out of the white plastic holder

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    Step 11 - The door card can now be put to one side

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    Step 12 - Next, remove the speaker wiring (press and pull connector as shown) for both speakers

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    Step 13 - Remove the 3 posi screws holding each speaker in place

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    Step 14 - The plastic water barrier and sound proofing can be peeled away next, start at the top and work your way down being careful not to damage it if you intend to reuse it

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    Step 15 - You now have full access to the inside of the door, at the base there is an access hole where you can remove the window mechanism

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    Step 16 - Drop the window down until the mechanism is visible

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    Step 17 - Remove the Torx bolts (2 on the left and one on the right) to allow the rubber to detach from the rest of the scissor mechanism. Lift the glass up to detach

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    Step 18 - There are 3 torx bolts to remove (See picture) and then you can remove the motor mechanism. Press and pull the connector to detach the wiring

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    Step 19 - 5 rivets (See picture) need to be drilled out and then the mechanism will slide out through the access hole at the bottom

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    Good write up, my only comment would be to not use flat bladed screwdrivers to take off trim though as it's too easy to puncture the bit of trim. Plastic trim tools are available fairly cheaply and once you've used them you'll wonder how you managed without them previously.
     
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    Thanks - That's true enough, I've been doing bits for years and never have an issue but that's not to say I didn't damage bits when I first started so good point
     
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    This needs moving to the DIY section, Halfords sell a universal door clip remover for £7, it fits over the clip.

    A very good write up.:D:D
     
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    Dear Sir,
    i read a posting and you posted extremely knowledgable replies to a window mechanism problem, so i thought you may be able to help me!
    The drivers glass seems to have detached itself from the window mechanism towards the back, so when you wind the window up the glass tilts like a triangle and you have to hold the glass in place and guide it up.
    I guess there is a clip that holds the glass to the mechanism?
    If so, i can't even see how to get the door panel off?
    Could you please help?
    Many thanks
    Chris
     
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    I have answered your other post :D
     
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    Why is this not in the DIY section, someone goes to all this trouble and its not put up.
     

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