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Freelander tilting seat

Cable has snapped and i need to replace it but not sure about removing trims so was looking for advice on removing???

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How to Change an Ignition Lock on a 2004 Buick Rendezvous.

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Removal & Installation
  1. Disconnect the battery negative cable, as outlined in the Chassis Electrical Section.
  2. Disable the Inflatable Restraint (SIR) system. (see procedure below)
  3. Remove the steering wheel.
  4. Remove the tilt lever close out plate.
  5. Remove the retaining screw from the lower steering column trim covers.
  6. Tilt the trim cover down and slide rearward in order to disengage the locking tabs.
  7. Remove the lower steering column trim covers.
  8. Remove the retaining screws from the upper steering column trim cover.


    Fig. Lift the trim cover in order to gain access to the lock cylinder access hole.

  9. Lift the trim cover in order to gain access to the lock cylinder access hole.
  10. Insert the Snap-On A173A bent-tip awl or equivalent, with a 3/32 in (2.5mm) tip, and 3/4 in (20mm) in length, into the access hole of the ignition lock cylinder.
  11. Turn the ignition lock cylinder to START .
  12. Use the bent tip in order to push down on the ignition lock cylinder retainer.
  13. Release the ignition lock cylinder to the RUN position.


    Fig. Remove the ignition lock cylinder from the lock cylinder case.

  14. Remove the ignition lock cylinder from the lock cylinder case.

To install:
  1. Insert the ignition lock cylinder through the trim cover in the upper steering column.
  2. Align the lock cylinder retaining tab and the position tab with the slots in the lock housing.
  3. Completely push the lock cylinder into the lock housing.
    NOTE Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.
  4. Install the retaining screws to the upper steering trim cover and tighten the screws to 31 inch lbs. (3.5 Nm).
  5. Match the tab slots on the lower trim cover with the locking tabs on the upper trim cover.
  6. Tilt the lower trim cover up and slide the lower trim cover until the locking tabs snap into the tab slots.
  7. Install the lower trim cover screws to the steering column and tighten the screws to 13 inch lbs. (1.5 Nm).
  8. Install the tilt lever close out plate.
  9. Install the steering wheel.
  10. Enable the SIR system, as outlined in the Chassis Electrical Section.
  11. Connect the battery negative cable.

Disarming the SIR System


  1. Turn the wheels to the straight-ahead position, then turn the ignition switch to LOCK .
  2. Remove the console accessory wiring junction block access hole cover.
  3. Remove the "AIR BAG" or "SIR" fuse from the block, as applicable.
  4. Remove the left-hand sound insulator, for access to the SIR wiring harness.


    Fig. Driver-s side air bag connector location


    Fig. Passenger-s side air bag connector location


    Fig. Side air bag connector location

  5. Remove the Connector Position Assurance (CPA) device, then disengage the yellow 2-way connector at the base of the steering column.
  6. Remove the right hand insulator panel.
  7. Remove the CPA from the inflatable restraint instrument panel module connector located behind the RH insulator panel.
  8. Disconnect the instrument panel module connector
  9. If equipped with side air bags, remove the CPA from the inflatable restraint side impact module-left front connector located under the driver seat.
  10. Disconnect the side impact module-left front connector.
  11. Remove the CPA from the inflatable restraint side impact module-right front connector located under the front passenger seat.
  12. Disconnect the side impact module-right front connector.
    NOTE With the fuse removed, the AIR BAG or SIR light will illuminate if the ignition switch is turned ON at any time. This is normal and does not indicate a problem when the system is disarmed.

Arming The SIR System
  1. Be sure the ignition is in the LOCK position.
  2. Connect the inflatable restraint side impact module-right front connector located under the front passenger seat.
  3. Install the CPA to the side impact module-right front connector.
  4. Connect the inflatable restraint side impact module-left front connector located under the driver seat.
  5. Install the CPA to the side impact module-left front connector.
  6. Engage the yellow SIR connector, then secure using the CPA device for both the drivers and passenger sides.
  7. Install the sound insulator panel.
  8. Install the SIR system fuse to the fuse block.
  9. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position and verify that the AIR BAG indicator light flashes 7 times, then extinguishes. If it does not go out, troubleshoot the SIR system fault.
  10. Install the instrument panel lower extension.

Jun 30, 2011 | 2004 Buick Rendezvous

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Install door latch cable

Technical Instructions
See picture below
1. Remove door trim panel and water shield per
NOTE: Place a strip of masking tape along the edge of door before removing trim panel to prevent scratching the door with the trim panel removal tool.

2. Snap cable housing end from slot on inside door handle assembly and disconnect cable.
NOTE: Use care to prevent bending of cable housing retainer bracket.

3. Remove rear window channel retaining bolt to allow access to door latch.

4. Position a block (screwdriver handle) between the latch and the door inner panel and snap the cable housing end out of slot (towards inner panel) on door latch assembly and disconnect cable at latch.
NOTE: Use care when removing cable housing to avoid bending of the latch. Discard cable.

5. Hook up new cable at latch and snap cable housing end into slot.
NOTE: Make sure the cable housing is fully seated in the slot.

6. Apply a light film of Teflon grease to the barrel end of the cable. See Figure A.

7. Install return spring. See Figure A.
NOTE: Ensure that the push button rod is located between the spring and the door inner panel.

8. Install foam block at latch. See Figure A.

9. Position water shield over the return spring and install push pin to retain upper portion of water shield. See Figure B.
NOTE: Push pin goes in the same hole as the return spring.

10. Clean hands of grease before performing step 11.

11. Remove protective backing along the lower edges only of the water shield. See Figure A.

12. Install latch water shield at door latch. Pinch the exposed adhesive surfaces together to secure the water shield. Check to insure water shield is not showing through the door shut-face latch access hole. See Figure B.

13. Attach cable to inside door handle assembly and snap cable housing into slot.
NOTE: Make sure the cable housing is fully seated.

14. Check the gap as shown in remote control using a 3/16 drill bit shank end. The drill bit shank should fit in the gap without any clearance and a tight fit is preferred. See Figure C.

15. If the drill bit is too loose or does not fit, adjust by bending the cable bracket as required.

16. Place plastic wedge on remote bracket as shown. Wedge must fit with at least a light press fit for retention. See Figure D.

17. After installation, Apply a dab of special Teflon grease, supplied with the service cable to cable housing openings at inside handle end. The grease should surround and contact the cable all the way around, to seal the opening between the cable and the cable housing.

18. Check all latch functions to insure correct assembly of latch system. If the inside handle does not release properly, replace the inside handle remote release mechanism.

19. Reposition and install trim panel using new push pins if required.


Dec 07, 2010 | 1993 Ford F250

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How do I replace my instrument cluster 98 buick century

the trim around the cluster has another peice of trim below it on both sides of the steering collum. at the bottom edge of this trim are phillis screws. remove this trim and that will exposethe screws that hold the cluster trim, above the cluster in the same trim is a few more screws that hold the trim on then theirs also snap in clips that you just pull the trim straight out. once removed theirs screws holding the cluster ito the dash (4) once these are outand the steering collum tilted down as far as it will go you can pull the cluster out and tilting it towards you you can reach behind it and disconnect the electrical connectors, then you can work it towards the center of the car and out.

Oct 28, 2010 | 1998 Buick Century

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How do you remove door panel off a freelander 51 plate. Winder making a grinding sound and sticking at times all help welcome

Yes they're easy to fit but there is a point to watch to avoid instant failure of the cable.

proceed as follows (5 door).......

remove the screw from behind the interior door handle and remove the trim
carefully prise the door pull trim off and remove the screws from behind
05 models onwards, remove the window switch assembly by pulling the whole black trim upwards
remove the plug behind the springy cup holder thing and remove the screw inside
finally remove 4 screws from the lower part of the door trim
carefully prise the door trim from the door and try to avoid breaking any clips

To get the reg out.......

Carefully remove the water shedder, this is easier said than done and really it should be relaced, if you have a new one, just rip it off.

Now, the point to watch, before removal, look at how the cables cross over and the cable nearest the outer side of the door crosses over the inner one and is clipped to the inner door skin, it MUST be refitted this way to keep the cables away from the window otherwise the window will catch the cables when wound down and break them, this is a common mistake so take your time and look before removing.

Next, Wind the window down (if you can) and loosen the 2 bolts that hold the window to the regulator, pull the window up and tape it to stop it dropping. If you cant wind the window down, cut the cables.

Remove all the 10mm bolts that hold the reg in and wiggle the reg out of the door.

Twist the new reg so the cables cross as previously mentioned, make sure they cross the right way, the cable with the pad should be nearest the inner door skin with the one without the pad crossing it on the outside.
Fit the reg in the door and tighten all the bolts, clip the non padded cable to the clip on the inner door skin.
refit the window.
Now, check the operation and make double sure the window doesn't catch on the cables, once your happy, fit the shedder and the door trim.

Jul 20, 2010 | 2002 Land Rover Freelander

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My seat wont fold down due to broken cable. the bottom pulls up but the back wont fold the cable snapped and i really need this fixed any one no how?

You will have to remove the apolstry from the seat, replace the cable and reapolster. I recommend calling a local trim shop.

Mar 29, 2010 | 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe

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Wear is the batary on VW touareg 2 5 tdi

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It's a tad more complicated. There are two plastic covers at the front of the seat on the floor. You need to lift both of them up. That exposes a fastener that will require a 10mm "triple square" male tool. This is similar to the familiar Torx (6 point star) fastener except it has 12 points instead of 6 points. This tool is available at many auto supply places, without it, you will NOT replace the battery. Remove both screws (they're TIGHT!!!), remove the plastic trim pieces from the rear of the seat slide assembly (carefully snap off) Tilt the seat back all the way forward, slide the seat forward almost all the way but leave space to miss the steering wheel. Now push back on the seat back and the entire seat will tilt to the rear exposing the battery box under the drivers seat. There are four clips that hold the cover on, unhook them, remove the torx screw holding the heater deflector to the battery box lid, remove the wire tie holding the wire to the top of the box and remove the box cover. Now you see the battery. Remove the gas vent plastic pipe from the front, remove the metal cover at the front left corner (10mm socket) it will not come out until you remove the (-) cable but don't just yet. remove the side clamp (10mm socket) and the battery is loose and free. It would be smart (but not required) to provide a 12 volt electrical source to the battery terminals as you replace the battery to help keep all of the radio GPS etc, settings. Remove the terminals, lift out the battery.

Sep 16, 2009 | Volkswagen Touareg Cars & Trucks

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Need to find a way to take off the drivers side window motor

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the door trim panel and watershield.
  3. Detach the motor wires at the multiple connector.
  4. Remove the motor retaining screws using Torx® drive bit set D79P–2100–T or equivalent, and separate the motor from the bracket and cable drum housing.
  5. Remove the motor from inside the door.
To install:
  1. Position the motor and drive to the cable drum housing and motor mounting bracket. Install the 3 motor screws and tighten.
  2. Connect the power window motor wiring.
  3. Connect the negative battery cable.
  4. Check window operation.
  5. Install the watershield and door trim panel.

Door Panel
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Snap out the two door pull strap retaining screw covers. Remove the screws.

CAUTION To avoid breakage of the door pull covers, insert a small screwdriver diagonally between the pull strap and chrome bracket. Snap out both sides then remove.

  1. Remove the two screws on the front and rear side of the front door trim panel.
  2. Using the trim pad removing tool, pry the trim panel retaining clips from the door inner panel.

NOTE Do not use the front door trim panel to remove the trim clips from the door inner panel. Replace any bent, damaged or missing push pins.

  1. Remove the window regulator switch housing from the back of the front door trim panel. Lift up the housing and disconnect all connectors from the switch housing.
  2. Disconnect the driver seat regulator control processor switch if equipped.
  3. Twist out the interior lamp wire assembly.
To install:
  1. Ensure that the plastic watershield is secured to the door .
  2. Position the front door trim panel to the door. Connect the interior lamp wiring.
  3. Align door lock side to its mating slide on the sheet metal.
  4. Snap in the front door trim panel. Ensure all retainers fit properly. Install the two retaining screws on the front and rear side of the front door trim panel.
  5. Connect the driver seat regulator control processor, if equipped.
  6. Position the window regulator control switch housing and connect the switch connectors. Install it to the front door trim panel by snapping it in, or by installing the screw at the rear.
  7. Install the two retaining screws and pull strap covers.
  8. Connect the negative battery cable.

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Cannot take off seats of BMW Z3

There are 4 bolts holding all car seats if you can get at least 2 off than you should be alright as long as you can squees a hacksaw or dremel to be able to cut along the seat rail that will remove the seat so you have access to the other 2.

Jun 14, 2009 | 2000 BMW Z3

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Srs warning light

Check under the drivers and passengers front seat for electrical cables. sometimes the connections can get disturbed by feet or items that have rolled under the seats (specially if you have kids)making a bad connection of the cables
As for the rear door window mechanism, you must remove the door trim pad and you will see the mechanism with its electrical motor etc, just undo the bolts and remove it.
Hope this helps

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Folding seats wont fold

yes you will need new cables for tilting seats & you will also need both handles as when taking out guaranteed to break handle cables work out about £10 each & handles are about £19 each plus vat know this because done a couple & a bit tricky to do.

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