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Removing MK5 Ibiza front door trim

Discussion in 'Ibiza Mk5 (2008-2017)' started by techie, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. techie

    techie Skoda Techie

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    I have knocked up a quick guide here, sorry for the poor pics and its basic look but should help you out should you want to remove the door trim. Before you start be aware this is quite tricky so take your time and think things through, last thing you want is a broken door glass or a locked door you cant open.

    Tools required

    T20 Torx driver
    T30 Torx driver
    Trim removal tools

    Step 1.

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    Slacken the two T30 screws at the bottom of the door card, don't remove them though, they are quite a long bolt so wind them out about 15mm or so.

    Step 2.

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    Now you have to remove the front covering to the door handle, using a plastic trim tool lever out from underneath.

    Step 3.

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    With that out of the way you can get to the two main T30 Torx screws that screw through the door trim into the door itself and the smaller T20 screw that holds the handle to the door trim.

    Step 4.

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    With them out you can now take out the centre trim section, start at the bottom and work around and remove the trim, dont unplug the window switch just yet.

    Step 5.

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    Now the centre trim section is removed you can now see the innards of the door, before we can take this off we need to undo the window glass. Slacken off the two silver T30 screws on the clamps on the glass and slide the window up, secure or remove the glass.

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  2. techie

    techie Skoda Techie

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    Step 6.

    At the back of the door trim there is a plastic bracket that joins the lock unit to the trim, do yourself a favour and cut it off, its only there for assembley and means you don't have to remove all the door handle etc. Also unplug the door catch while your here.

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    Step 7.

    The top of the window regulator needs to be undone now, again two short T30 screws

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    There is also a black T30 screw just to the left of back regulator screw, its removed in the second picture, pop that out. The front counterpart to that one was in the door handle so already out.

    Step 8.

    Now the door trim is ready for removal, the whole lot lifts upwards, get it as far as you can and then pull the bottom outwards to clear the power part of the regulator runners and slide downwards. You will have to disconnect the interior handle cable.

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    Now unless you disconnect all the wiring from the door card just find something soft to support the door card on and lay it down.

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    To refit its the reverse basically just be carefull that everything is in place before sliding the door trim down. If the top rubber seal stays on the car fit it to the door trim, makes it easier. Dont drop the regulator screws into the door, and remember to connect the catch back up. Also make sure the cable for the interior handle is routed the right side of the regulator and also the regulator goes the correct side of the drop glass.

    Thats about it really, take your time and you should be fine. However this is just a guide, so if you attempt it its on your back. I also not gurantee everything above is correct or as SEAT would want you to do.
     
    #2 techie, Jan 17, 2010
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  3. Dave217

    Dave217 Ibiza Mk 5 owner

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    cheers mate, will have a look into this on my next sunny day off, i have the torz screwdrivers somewhere, but where did you get the trim removal tool from, can you just pick them up anywhere?
     
  4. techie

    techie Skoda Techie

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    I got them from my tool dealer, but they are pretty easy to gey hold of.
     
  5. bowie

    bowie Guest

    excellant thankyou


    bowie
     
  6. GPL

    GPL Active Member

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    Hello mate .
    Do you have to do all that to change the inside door handle aswell???
     
  7. techie

    techie Skoda Techie

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    More than likely yeah.
     
  8. GPL

    GPL Active Member

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    Ok Thanks.
     
  9. ibizaracebrake

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    Was going to take my door trims off to see if there was any weight I could lose, won't bother now.
     
  10. GPL

    GPL Active Member

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    i don,t blame you.
     
  11. chrishale

    chrishale Active Member

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    Could anyone tell me what size speakers they are?

    Is it pretty much the same for the rear doors?
     
  12. chrishale

    chrishale Active Member

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    BUMP ^^, and i was going to get my local dealer to fit some alpine type g's but he said i need some kind of converter/adapter, but wasnt sure what type.

    Does any one know?
     
  13. techie

    techie Skoda Techie

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    I made some with MDF. Wasn't difficult.
     
  14. craigd

    craigd Active Member

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    Many thanks for this Techie, I am going to upgrade my speakers, I want to order some before stripping the doors, can anyone advise what size I should order, was thinking of getting some vibe components.

    Thanks :)

    Bocanegra with all the options and LEDS - just waiting for my Revo :)
     
  15. lucifer666

    lucifer666 Active Member

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    did you get those door panels white as standard or did you get them upholstered? I have a horrible patterned "rubbery leather" on mine in grey, was looking into getting some white ones or upholstered red leather

    Also, let me give you a challange because I cant for the life of me get this off without damaging other parts. Its the climate control grey plastic panel with the little horizontal vents either side. Im getting the impression when I fiddle with it that you need to take the gloss black control pannel off first but it dosent come off easily and Im not confident in it not getting damaged.
     
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  16. techie

    techie Skoda Techie

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    Door panels weren't mine. Car had the two tone interior.
     
  17. markibiza

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    I had my door cards in my SC Sport covered in Leather, by a company called Transcal based in Scotland. They matched the white stiching on my leather seats that I got as an option from Seat. They look amazing.

    Mark
     
  18. lucifer666

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    didnt know they did a white stitch option. Can I ask you how much it cost, I know someone on here had the 2 front ones done, 2 rear and rear seats for about £1500
     
  19. markibiza

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    My leather seats (all four) cost £820 from Seat. The leather door cards cost £170 including shipping and padding to the arm rest section. I will post pics ASAP.

    Mark
     
  20. Hank

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    Thanks for posting this up Techie, it came in handy today. I decided to take the door card off today to have a look look at the front speakers, thinking about replacing them soon.
    Took me and a mate about 15 minutes to get it off, he works for lotus though, building the evora's doors which was helpful :)
     

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