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Door card removal guide...done in 2 minutes!

Discussion in 'Mk4 Ibiza FAQ's (6L) 2002-2008' started by Tom B, Jan 8, 2005.

  1. Tom B

    Tom B Active Member

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    1) There are 3 torx bolts at the bottom of the door card - undo these.

    2) There are 2 big philips bolts behind the grab handle cover - undo these. On the drivers side they might be obscured by the electric window switch...pop this out upwards once you've undone the screws and disconnect the lead.

    3) Undo all the clips around the door card by getting the bottom of the card and pulling it outwards. Take care with the clips, don't be too harsh with them!

    4) Bash the door card from the bottom so that it comes apart from the window seal.

    5) Undo the Door handle cable and the mirror adjuster lead.

    6) Done!
     
  2. clipse_t

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    pics to go with instructions....??
     
  3. muddyboots

    muddyboots Still hanging around

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    It really is easy.

    Just be careful when you finally release the card from the door, the wires behind are quite tight (especially the ones to the alarm LED by the locking pin). Don't yank it off too hard otherwise you could rip the wires out or break a connector.
     
  4. Tom B

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    Pics? No.

    I've just done that so people don't ask me again. As Lee says, it's a piece of piss, and we both did it without any guides, etc.
     
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    fair do's
     
  6. Tom B

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    Didn't mean to sound like an arse, just saying that it's such common sense, taking this guide out with you will make it even easier. :)
     
  7. clipse_t

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    its kl. dont worry about it
     
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  9. driveforward

    driveforward Is at the Nürburgring

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    "kool" I believe.. :confused: :blink:
     
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    qifop DuH!

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    What about the rear on a 3 door?
     
  12. Tom B

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    1) There are lots of big round cap thingies underneath the rear bench and backrest...unscrew these with your fingers. I found it a lot easier by removing the rear bench, so do that!

    2) Once these are all done, get the corner nearest the door and gently unpop the clips. Doing this too quickly will break the speaker grille.

    3) Once you've got all these undone, pull card out and chuck outside.
     
  13. muddyboots

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    So what's behind the rear panels then Tom ?
     
  14. Tom B

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    Lots of solid foam around the wheel arch and a crap speaker installed by someone who's completely useless at using a rivet gun.
     
  15. Fl@pper

    Fl@pper Back older greyer and less oilier but always hope
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    young man - that was probably one of the fit young spanish totty working on the production line saving their precious hand strength for all the more entertaining chores :worship:
     
  16. Tom B

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    That makes me feel slightly reassured, yet slightly concerned!

    My car was poorly assembled, so she could give good :w4nk:
     
  17. muddyboots

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    LOL

    Apart from the foam around the arch, is there a fair amount of bare side panel that could benefit from some sound deadening ?
     
  18. Tom B

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    Indeed there is...theres lots of bare metal in there that could benefit from a lot of Dynamat!
     
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    Here is a link to some one who has modded the speakers etc on his car, sorry it's all in german and takes a while to load but worth it:Door panels etc.
     
  20. Angusrob

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    Well I've just finished the Muddyboots / Toxin door treatment. On the passanger side door to get arid of that Vibration. Thanks Muddyboots for the "foam behind the window motor" tip. Not a rattle now!! Any volume and any base, no annoying vibrations or rattles, just get sound distortion .

    For any one like me who thinks this sounds hard to do. Its really....really easy. Just follow these good folks guides and go slow. Should take approx.........2 min. lol (well at least the first time. 30 secs the second. one clip fell out and only noticed it after the card was back on, lol)

    Think I might do the whole door in the dynamat if any one can tell me the cheapest place to buy it? And now of course I have to do the drivers side!
     
    #20 Angusrob, Jan 25, 2005
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