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I have an 89 4cyl turbo convertible, with a rear windo that wont go up. I have removed the rear seat bottom, and need to know how to proceed removing the side panels to expose the broken cable, clip, or whatever it has. The motor is fine. thanks ps any diagram avail would be wonderful.

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  • wlc313 May 26, 2011

    I have a 2 door convertible. Ther are no door handles. If it was like a front door panel, it would be easy. At the top is a clip to hold the boot on. The panel has an arm rest, speakers, and a cover above the rest.

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To remove the door panel, remove any screws that are in the vicinity of pull handles and door pockets. These screws will be under little trim covers that you need to prise off to get to their heads. Look for the screws around the edge of the panel and also the screw in the latch release handle recess.
The lock knob, if there is one there, will have to be screwed off and then carefully work your way around the door, freeing the panel's clips from their holes in the door frame. (Doot panels are brittle and clip break out easily).
Finally the panel will probably have to be lifted out if the window slot. (If the panel does not come off, work out what is retaining it and remove that screw or slide it off the clip that is still holding the panel. Disconnect any electrical plugs behind the panel. Under the panel you will find a plastic dust sheet that is stuck to the door frame, remove this carefully, you will have to replace it before replacing the panel. Good luck, the access holes in the door inside panel are not very large and the job can be rather frustrating because you cannot get enough hands in and see what you are doing at the same time. Have a flashlight handy and a small mirror helps as well.

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  • Hans Pearson
    Hans Pearson May 26, 2011

    There will be screws holding the arm rest on, look under the supports for screws or screw covers. The speakers will be part of the panel and should not need to be touched. The top cover would probably stay behind and the panel slide down under it. The panel itself would have clips like the door which ned to be levered out carefully.

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