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The Ultimate guide to fitting component speakers / removing door cards.

Discussion in 'Mk2 Leon FAQ's (1P) 2006-2012' started by Rampage, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. Chris Bartram

    Chris Bartram Full Member

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    The complete mirror is 3 parts- the cap which comes primed for paint, the glass, and the rest of it- which includes all the motors and electrics. The whole thing is around £150 IIRC.

    I removed the whole panel to replace the mirror, but it might be possible without, if a bit fiddly. It's held by one nut inside the door.

    The glass just levers out gently, it's very easy. The cap is a bit of a game to remove and refit without breaking clips, but it'll survive if you're gentle, you can prise some of the clips once the glass is out.

    The first time I did it it took all afternoon, but once you've done it once it's easy- took less than an hour. A lot of it is knowing how it all fits.
     
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  2. Rampage

    Rampage Trainee Northener

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    I'm beginning to think now that you do have to take the whole door card off.
    I might have been thinking of a different car before!
     
  3. Chris Bartram

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    I'm not sure. You might just be able to do it, but as I'd had the panel off once it was easier the second time.
     
  4. Niwou

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    Thanx, I'll see just now.
    Gonna pick the car up in about 30min time and then just buy some ductape and then start on it.
    From what I see the glass you need to get like a tape or something behind it and lever it out.
     
  5. Chris Bartram

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    I managed just by being careful with a screwdriver. It just pops out, but go easy.
     
  6. Niwou

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    I managed to successfully remove the mirror housing and remove the glass without breaking it.
    Ordered the new mirror housing and should be here in around 3 days.
    Hopefully I can get a nice staff discount when it arrives. :)
     
  7. Niwou

    Niwou Guest

    New mirror on and working properly.
    Struggled a little to get the long bottom 2 screws in which also holds the bottom part of the window mechanism. First struggled to get it to line up and then the screws got badly stripped.
    These door panels really have a very stupid design in terms of how it clips on.
    I have stripped quite a few BMW and Alfa Romeo door panels which have been much easier to work on.
     
  8. uzzy

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    I'm trying to get to the door control module. Do I actually have to remove the glass to do this? I can't tell.
     
  9. bmwww

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    How to remove in ETKA drawing number 7 ?
     
  10. CHRI55

    CHRI55 Yes its been Tango'd

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    subscribed
     
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    Thank you :)
     
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    Can anybody tell me wich coulour the positive and negative wire have on the connector pin

    im searching my but off and cant find it

    trying to install a new focal set but het hickup is that i dont know wich is positive or negative

    thnx
     
  14. Bowders1

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    So glad I looked as thee guides. Had to replaced front passneger door lock mechanism. This guide was a great help. Would never of done it without. Seriously over completed door. Never had to remove window mechansiom and panel together on any of my cars. And the space to see what you are doing is bare minimal. How i got it to go all back together is a bit of a miracle. Glad to say worth it as replacement door lock works fine.

    Cheers folks
     
  15. Daniel M

    Daniel M Blackbelts & Chickenheads

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    Does anyone have these guides handy as the links do not work.
     
  16. Daniel M

    Daniel M Blackbelts & Chickenheads

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    Thanks mate!
     
  17. Rusty2k

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    No worries. Web Archive is usually the first place I check when it comes to broken links.
     
  18. Moody

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    Great thread thanks
     

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