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Door trim removal

JR6 Mar 12, 2009

  1. JR6

    JR6 JOHN

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    Hi folks
    can anyone please please tell me how i can remove the interior trim on the drivers door of my a6 avant (53 plate), i need to get in to either clean repair or replace the lock barrel so that i can re-program my key fob, but looking at the door there seems to be a lack of obvious access panels .
    Thanks in advance
    JR:redrs4:
     
  2. matt_o121

    matt_o121 2.8Q

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    very easy......

    two screws at the top on both ends of the panel - visable with the door open.

    once removed lift the door panel up, its hooked on and then you can remove
     
  3. JR6

    JR6 JOHN

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    ive already tried removing the two screws but before the panel can come off, the handles and electrics need to be removed,the question i have is how to remove these without distorting any of the trim.
     
  4. DGSdale

    DGSdale Member

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    I posted this in similar thread a while ago:

    With the door open, you'll see one screw at each end, at the top of the door card. Remove both these. Now look underneath the front end of the armrest & you'll see a small hole. Using a small screwdriver or similar (I prefer to use a ball ended Allen key as the ball shouldn't do any damage) through the hole, push the electric window switch panel up & out at the front end until you can get hold of it & then ease it right out. This allows all the connector plugs to be removed. The door card can now be lifted up & away but there are still four (if memory serves) more connectors to be unplugged. Don't worry about noting which go where as they are all different sizes. The cable/wire (not electrical) from the interior handle to the latch mechanism needs to be unclipped at the handle end & the window switch plugs all need to be pulled out through the insulation too. Takes 2 to 3 minutes! Reassembly is the reverse but getting all the lugs relocated & the lock liftpin through the hole in the top of the door card can be a little awkward & don't overtghten the two screws as they wind into soft aluminium. Hope this doesn't make it sound too complicated - it really is easy!

    HTH.
     
  5. gareth60

    gareth60 New Member

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    Well, I finally got there and with extra help from dgsdale, I managed to get them off. I agree, they are easy, once you know how.

    The bit that stick me was getting the window switches out, so I have attached some pics to help people visualize what they need to do.

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