Removal front door

Hatchback models

1 On manual window regulator-equipped models, remove the window crank by working a cloth back-and-forth behind the handle to dislodge the retaining clip (see illustration). A special tool is available for this purpose but it's not essential, With the retaining clip released, pull off the handle, and recover the plastic washer behind the handle. On power window models, pry out the switch assembly, unplug the electrical connector and remove it (see illustration),

2 Prise open the plastic cap, undo the screw securing the interior release handle surround trim, then use a flat-bladed screwdriver to lever the trim rearwards and carefully prise the trim from place (see illustrations).

3 Carefully prise the outside mirror inner trim from place (see illustration).

4 Undo the two screws securing the door pull handle. The rearmost screw is accessed after prising open the flap - open the flap and undo the screws (see illustrations).

5 The panel is now secured by three expanding plastic clips and 6 panel clips. Push in the centre pins and prise out the expanding clips, then insert a flat-bladed tool between the trim panel and the door to disengage the panel clips. Work around the outer edge of the door until the panel is free.

6 Once all of the clips are disengaged, detach the trim panel, unplug any electrical connectors and remove the trim panel from the vehicle by gently pulling it up and out.

7 For access to the inner door remove the plastic weathershield. Peel back the plastic cover, taking care not to tear it (see illustration 13.14).

All models except Hatchback

8 Remove the window regulator handle

12.6b Adjust the dour up-and-down or in-and-out after slackening the hinge-to-door bolts or power window switch as described in paragraph 1.

9 Undo the screw securing the interior release handle surround trim, then slide the trim

12.6c Adjust the lock striker by slackening the mounting screws (arrowed) and tapping the striker forwards to remove it (see illustration). Release the link rod and remove the handle assembly. 10 Carefully prise the outside mirror inner trim from place (see illustration 13.3).

13.1a Work a cloth backwards-and-forwards behind the handle to dislodge the retaining clip

13.1b Prise the power window switch from the door trim

13.2a Open the cap and undo the screw...

13.2b

. then slide the handle surround rearwards to remove it

13.2a Open the cap and undo the screw...

13.2b

. then slide the handle surround rearwards to remove it

13.3 Prise off the mirror trim

13.4a Prise open the flap

13.4b and remove the door trim screws

13.3 Prise off the mirror trim

13.4a Prise open the flap

13.4b and remove the door trim screws

13.9 Undo the screw in the interior hand recess

11 Carefully prise up the armrest with a screwdriver (see illustration).

12 The inner trim panel is now secured by two screws in the armrest recess, one or two expanding plastic clips (depending on trim level), and 6 panel clips. Undo the screws, push in the centre pins and prise out the expanding clips, then insert a flat-bladed tool between the trim panel and the door to disengage the panel clips. Work around the outer edge of the door until the panel is free

(see illustrations).

13 Once all of the clips are disengaged, detach the trim panel, unplug any electrical connectors and remove the trim panel from the vehicle by gently pulling it up and over the lock button (see illustration).

14 For access to the inner door remove the plastic weathershield. Peel back the plastic cover, taking care not to tear it (see illustration).

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13.12a Undo the two screws in the armrest (arrowed)

13.14 Carefully cut through the sealant securing the plastic weathershield
13.11 Prise up the pad from the armrest

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