Rear Door Panel Removal

by: captainfantastic


Background:

How To Remove Rear Door Pannel

Tools:

  • Philips Screwdriver
  • small flathead Screwdriver
  • Torx 25

Parts:

  • ETKA No.: 3B0 868 243 (optional)

1 )Removing the handle cover:

be careful if having net-optic or wooden covers
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very tight, because of this clamps:
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next step, turning counterclockwise:
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Torx 25,to remove(Bottom of door):
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now you have to pull away the panel from the door.It´s fixed with plastic clips
After this lift up the back area of the panel:
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Then lift up the whole panel, and you see this:
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You have to remove the hooked cable:
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(shots are made upside down)

Then disconnect the puddle lights, and the power windows (not shown)
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here you can see the hooked cable and the (don´t know the word for "Stecker") housings for wiring
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Note:
It´s easier if the window is rolled down.
I would recommend to buy some of the plastic clips which are fixing the door panel first.

ETKA No.: 3B0 868 243 , 0,55€ each
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BTW:
Only the drivers door is a little bit different:

Removing the cover:
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lifting:
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disconnect the power windows:
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