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How do I remove the hinge from the passenger side door pillar

One of the bolts is fitted in reverse to a welded nut. Do I get access from the light unit or from behind the dashboard?

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Check this out with a panel repair shop but I think that you will gain access if you remove the inner kick panel ( bit near your foot ) and there will be a hole in the body work that will allow access to the bolt head.. If it is higher up then you may have to take out the glove box to get access.

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No. The nut is held on the back of the hole by one of two ways. Either it was welded before the door was completely built, most newr models are, or a keeper plate holds it in place to allow for some slight adjustments and keep the nut from turning.

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