How do you take door panel off of jaguar s type 2000 reg
hi you take the panels off carefully .. rear door, there are lots of clips around the outer edge of the panel, but about 2" in .. approx one near each corner and one in the middle of each length and width also in the centre of the panel. Look inside the door pull, (armrest) lift the end of the rubber and lift it out, there are two screws under it. remove them .. starting at the bottom outer edge of the door, slide the plastic tool under the panel to find the first clip, locate the clip in the Vee, then slide the screwdriver down the middle of the tool to release the first clip, (they are tight, they might also slide out of the coloured clip anchor, spacer, it's ok) work your way round the door up both sides to the top, (at this point remove the bezel from around the interior door handle see below)
be careful along the top, remember the clip in the middle on the top section, too much force here will damage the panel .. always used the plastic tool you made to protect the panel.
Remove bezel .... use plastic tool or piece of plastic. . to protect trim ..
remove the bezel around the interior door pull, be careful, it is a very tight fit, there are three fixing points, clips, this is very flexible but it could break, start with the front edge, widest part, there are two clips here one top one bottom approx one third distance from the end of the bezel, at the end where the levers are mounted there is on clip centrally .. I suggest you release each clip in turn and then, this will seem wrong, but ease the narrow end, hinge end out of the panel first, gently prise between the end of the clip and the panel. .. when it is out, and it is a very tight fit, but it is flexible enough to come over the levers, gently work it over the levers. After removal continue to release clips along top of panel ..
plastic tool ... take the top from and icecream tub. cut it to approx 5"x4" .. score it gently down the middle with a knife then fold it along the score so that you have 5"x2" doubled .. then at the end cut a 'V' approx half inch wide at the top (through both thickness) to locate around the panel clips,
Remember to take all the sharp edges from the plastic tool so that it doesn't damage the trim or the paint, also if you later remove the lock lever assembly put masking tape over the outside door lever to protect the paintwork .. when you replace the trim mount all of the clips back on the panel first, be carful with the middle clip on the top edge .. hope that helps. sk
May 21, 2011 |
2000 Jaguar S-Type