In the article, we will consider disassembling and removing the front door of the car.

Removing the front door trim

To remove the upholstery, you will need a set of screwdrivers and Torx T20, Torx T27 keys.

When installing the upholstery, you may need plastic clips, which can break when removing the upholstery.

Remove the inner handle of the front door lock drive, for this:

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We unscrew the screw securing the inner handle of the door lock

We remove the handle from the socket in the upholstery and, having disconnected the drive rod from its lever, remove the handle

Removing the speaker of the speaker system

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Unscrew the screw securing the upholstery on the armrest

Remove the screw on the back of the door

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Disconnect the upholstery from the door panel, overcoming the force of the clips of its fastening.

We remove the lock button from the upholstery hole and remove the upholstery from the car.

The upholstery is attached to the door panel with eleven clips

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We replace damaged caps with new ones by removing them from the upholstery brackets.

If necessary, remove the armrest by unscrewing the seven screws securing it from the back of the upholstery.

Install upholstery in reverse order.

Replacing the front door glass

Torx T20, Torx T30 wrenches required

Remove the door upholstery as described above

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Fully lower the glass and remove the inner seal

Raise the glass so that the power window slider is installed opposite the technological hole in the door panel.

Holding the glass, unscrew the two screws securing its holder to the slider

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Remove the glass from the door, lifting it up

If it is necessary to replace the front door glass guide, unscrew the guide fastening screw at the end of the door

We remove the guide from the door through the technological hole in the inner panel. We install the glass of the front door in the reverse order.

Replacing the front door window regulator

You will need a key for 10

Remove the glass as described above

It is not necessary to remove the glass from the door, it is enough to disconnect it from the power window and fix it in the highest position using masking tape or other devices.

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Press the lock and disconnect the wiring harness from the power window gearmotor

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We unscrew the two nuts of the upper and lower fastenings of the window guide and one nut of the gearmotor to the door panel

We remove the power window from the door cavity through the technological hole in the inner panel.

Install the power window in reverse order

Replacing the outer front door handle

Raise the glass and remove the front door upholstery as described above

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Unfasten the lock of the external handle rod and unfasten the rod from the lock lever

Using a 10 key, unscrew the two nuts securing the outer handle and remove it

Install the outer handle and all parts in reverse order.

Replacing the front door lock switch

Raise the glass and remove the front door upholstery as described above

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Unfasten the lock of the switch rod and disconnect the rod from the lock lever

Having grasped the bent edge of the spring-loaded latch of the switch with pliers, we take out the latch, moving it in the direction of the arrow

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Remove the switch together with the rod from the hole in the outer panel of the door

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To replace the switch, disconnect the rod “A” from the lever of the old switch by turning it in the hole of the switch lever and install it on the new switch.

Replace the spring retainer "B" if it is severely deformed or has lost elasticity.

Install the front door lock switch in reverse order.

Before installation, lubricate the lock switch mechanism with silicone grease.

Replacing the front door lock

Remove the door trim and front door glass as described above

We remove the inner handle rod of the lock drive from the holder (the front end of the drive rod was disconnected from the inner handle lever in the process of removing the door upholstery)

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Having unfastened the plastic clips, we disconnect the lock button rod from the lock levers

Disconnect the lock switch rods and the outer handle

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We unscrew the three screws securing the lock to the door panel

We bring the lock into the technological hole of the door panel

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Disconnect the wire block from the lock and remove the lock.

To remove the door lock latch, unscrew it from the body pillar (preferably inuse an impact screwdriver)

Install the lock in reverse order.

If necessary, we adjust the clarity of locking the lock.

Replacing the door stop

You will need the tools needed to remove the door trim, as well as a Torx T40 key, 10 socket

Remove the front door upholstery as described above

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We unscrew the screw securing the limiter to the body pillar

We unscrew the two nuts securing the limiter to the door

Remove the limiter through the hole for the speaker in the inner panel of the door.

Install the limiter in reverse order.

Removing and installing the front door

Remove the front door upholstery and disconnect the front door opening limiter from the A-pillar as described above

Disconnect the wire blocks from the power window gearmotor

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Remove the protective cover of the wiring harness from the hole in the end of the door and remove the harness from the door cavity

If the door is not removed for replacement, mark the position of its hinges on the door by tracing the hinges around the contour with a felt-tip pen.

Holding the door with the help of an assistant, unscrew the two nuts securing the upper and lower hinges to the door and remove the door. Install the door in reverse order.