Sky InsuranceVolks Autos
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    BÜBENGRÖPEN

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Warrington
    Posts
    742

    Rear 'Door' Card - 3door A3 - Removal

    Wanting to change rear speakers but bit stumped.

    I don't want to pull and pull at the card incase it breaks. I know the rear window seal must be 'lifted' first but whats the next stage?

    Thanks.
    Kristian
    No longer an Audi driver...

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    Alex C's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Lizard, Cornwall
    Posts
    2,595
    lift the window seal, remove the seat bed and then lower the seat back so its completely flat and then i'm afraid it's time to pull on it. Make sure you distribute your force across a reasonable length of the door card else it will tear and try and pull on it where you know the clips are. I think there are three clips along the top and 4 down the pillar (assuming its the same as an S3).


    ......or at least that's how i removed mine...


    Also when i removed mine one of the metal clips was so tight that it actually pulled the plastic bracket off of the back of the door card so i had to hot glue it back on.

    be careful and take it slowly. I did swear alot doing mine
    Alex S3 AMK
    Bilstein B8s, H&R Springs, Neuspeed ARBs, Genuine 18" BBS LMs & LCR Brembos

  4. #3
    BÜBENGRÖPEN

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Warrington
    Posts
    742
    Aye, I had that same clip issue with the plastic clips around the rear window on the boot.

    Cheers though :-)
    Kristian
    No longer an Audi driver...

  5. #4
    Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    World of my own
    Posts
    9,813
    You really need to remove the door sill trim and side footwell trim as they are all interlinked and you'll never refit it properly if you leave it in place.
    This guide describes the process:
    http://freepdfhosting.com/37841f9301.pdf
    "How to tear apart the ties that bind, perhaps fcuk off might be too kind"
    Alex Turner

  6. #5
    JNP
    JNP's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Basingstoke
    Posts
    102
    I'm looking to get at my rear speakers tomorrow, is there another link to this pdf that Andy linked above?

  7. #6
    valyboi's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Mountain Ash, RCT, South Wales, UK
    Posts
    119

    My Social Networking

    Add valyboi on Google+ Visit valyboi's Instagram Channel
    I got a 3door a3 and my speak don't work on back door cards not ones in the boot. How do I take the two side cards off to replace with new speakers
    If a jobs not bodged,it's not done right.

  8. #7
    jojo's Avatar
    S3 Drift King!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Solihull, Midlands
    Posts
    25,425
    Quote Originally Posted by valyboi View Post
    I got a 3door a3 and my speak don't work on back door cards not ones in the boot. How do I take the two side cards off to replace with new speakers
    Off the top of my head, you need to remove the sill trims, these just pull off, but they need a firm tug! Take the rear seats bases out for better access, it's obvious how they come out once you have a look. Pop the rear windows open and lift the window seal between the body and door card. There's probably a couple of plastic screws that need undoing by the rear wheel arch of the card? The whole rear card just pulls off, it's very tight though, so try not to flex it too much whilst tugging. There must be around 4-5 clips along the top, and 3 or 4 down the b-pillar part, just firm strong tugs, as they are the classic VA metal spring loaded type clips, they kind of pop off.

    A vague description, it's been 5 years or so since I last took mine off!

    Good luck!



    99' Audi S3(APY) - Brilliant Black Click>>>Going Sideways vid!
    You've got to have a laugh!



  9. #8
    valyboi's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Mountain Ash, RCT, South Wales, UK
    Posts
    119

    My Social Networking

    Add valyboi on Google+ Visit valyboi's Instagram Channel
    Thank you very much I will get to work on Monday I think thanks again Il keep you up dated
    If a jobs not bodged,it's not done right.

  10. #9
    Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    World of my own
    Posts
    9,813
    "How to tear apart the ties that bind, perhaps fcuk off might be too kind"
    Alex Turner

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Rear door card removal (3 door)
    By Dec in forum A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 23rd April 2012, 06:53
  2. 55 Sportback rear door card removal help?
    By cooltempo in forum A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 29th April 2010, 17:46
  3. cabriolet door card and rear seat removal
    By strictlyVAG in forum Classic Audi Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 29th October 2008, 22:26
  4. rear door card removal A6 Saloon
    By daver in forum A6/S6/Allroad forum (C5 Chassis)
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 8th August 2006, 13:59
  5. door card removal?
    By unikarl in forum A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10th December 2004, 11:32

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO