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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 22nd September 2017, 03:33 Thread Starter
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I am trying to check a rattle noise in the front passenger door. Done quite a bit of online searching on this but all info seems to be related to a slightly different type of door panel.
Anyway I have located 3 screws...1 behind the door release latch, & 2 inside the recess of the inside door 'handle'. Took those out but after pulling/ twisting the door panel I stopped as not sure if was going about this the right way...............Any help would be appreciated!
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I'm pretty sure you've got all the screws out and the only things left holding the trim panel on are the plastic push rivets. You need to get a set of trim removal tools and, starting at the bottom L/H corrner of the door start popping the trim panel off once you get three or four of them out you'll find you can get your fingers in and start pulling the panel off. You'll need to slide it forward to clear the door handle and once you get it off disconnect the electrical connections for the window switch and speakers etc.

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Here's a pic of some trim removal tools





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Thanks Victor....gonna give it a go!
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Doug once you have followed Victors instructions, I would be interested to hear from you as to what was causing the rattles, I have a few my own and that's even when the wife's out of the car

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Job done, People!

Thanks for all the tips.....got a small set of Trim Removal tools which really helped!


Once all 3 visible screws removed (per pics above), panel could then be prised away at the bottom front section, then used trim removal tool to lever other clips free. Door is then 'hanging' off the top section that is slotted down in to the window glass aperture. Lift up & slightly forward to lift panel off.
** Three hands recommended here **
You can easily see the two electrical connections at this point but you're gonna need someone to hold the panel if you want to disconnect them further. I was able to access what I needed to search for the irritating rattle.


Seems my rattle is the vibration of the door lock pin/stick thingy that pokes up through the top of the panel. Mine was slightly worn it seemed, enough to rattle ever so annoyingly. I therefore ever so slightly bent the lever arm it was connected to to make it sit tighter in the access hole......seemed to do the trick.


.......but now it seems I can hear a rattle from inside the housing of the front left side mirror! Next project it seems!!

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