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Old 12-17-2006, 07:37 PM   #1
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Urgent - Door Skin Removal DIY

Hey guys, I need to check the inside of the doors for rattles. For that, I will have to remove the outer door skins. I already removed the door panels, but the rattle originates from somewhere inside the door.

Do you guys have access to a Bentley manual and post how to remove the outer door skin?

Thanks, Edison.
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Old 12-17-2006, 08:47 PM   #2
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Holly crap you seriously want to remove the door skin???? Doesn't that involve cutting and welding????? or am I a tard?
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Old 12-17-2006, 11:06 PM   #3
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The door skin is bolted to the door frame. I want to know how to remove the handle. Check it out:

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Old 12-18-2006, 02:31 AM   #4
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Hey guys, I need to check the inside of the doors for rattles. For that, I will have to remove the outer door skins. I already removed the door panels, but the rattle originates from somewhere inside the door.

Do you guys have access to a Bentley manual and post how to remove the outer door skin?

Thanks, Edison.
How to remove door skin:
Drive to dealer and tell them to fix the rattles.

Seriously, don't you think you should let them take care of that. Warranty is your friend.
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Old 12-18-2006, 08:11 PM   #5
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here you go

check out vortex

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Old 12-18-2006, 08:18 PM   #6
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Old 07-06-2009, 07:42 AM   #7
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Hi guys!

I need a quick advise!

Here's my problem: How do I take the door handle off?

I'm allready at this point:


http://s221.photobucket.com/albums/d...t=MVI_4420.flv

The handle is moving there normally, but I have no clue how I can remove it from the door. I've screwwed that screw inside and it doesn't let the handle to go off...

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Old 07-06-2009, 05:25 PM   #8
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torx bit from the side
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:46 PM   #9
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you have to jiggle the handle and pull it towards the back of the car. the front part goes in and has a U section that clips in around a post. it just pops off. just jiggle it around and pull it back, it should come off
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:27 PM   #10
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I finally got it off! Thanks guys

First it seemed that it won't come out, but when I got mad, then it gave up



I allready gave some Dynamat treatment for the skin

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Old 07-10-2009, 08:37 PM   #11
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yeah i had to figure out how to do this too. used a diff howto but i still have bullet hole...
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Old 07-12-2009, 10:13 PM   #12
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bullet hole, damn hardcore
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Old 07-13-2009, 04:29 AM   #13
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Old 07-13-2009, 04:49 AM   #14
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:36 PM   #15
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Just a quick one guys, do the door skins go back into place easily in terms of aligning them? Getting some dynamat today and want a good job with the skins off.

Cheers,

Edit: taking the skin off to apply dynamat seems a bit hardcore, and the audio shop says they can unroll it and get almost the same finish from the inside of the door.
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:35 PM   #16
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Bullshit. Your audio shop has obviously never been inside the door of a MKV. There is no way you can do anything but get a small piece behind the woofer without removing the outside sheet metal. even going through the speaker hole there are the window supports to deal with.



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Edit: ...and the audio shop says they can unroll it and get almost the same finish from the inside of the door.
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:46 PM   #17
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I've told them I want to do it myself, and the pic above is a neat job!
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Old 07-17-2009, 12:56 AM   #18
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Does anyone here know if Stinger Roadkill is worth the extra 20% in price as apparently it's a bit thicker, but not sure you'd hear a difference??

Look forward to doing my door skins soon!
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Old 08-03-2009, 08:59 AM   #19
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Did you use those metal clips to hold your woofer adapter? Are they strong enough to get really tight?
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Old 08-03-2009, 09:00 AM   #20
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that is hot
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Old 08-03-2009, 09:02 AM   #21
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I am screwed on my outer door panel removal so far because i have a 4 door. I do not have that big silver sticker on mine which gives access to the secret door handle screw. I heard that the 2 doors have the big sticker covering the opening. I only have 2-3 normal torx bolts and no stickers. Even my Bentley doesnt give me enough info. Anyone know the specific bolt you touch to unclip the *4 door* front door handle?
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Old 08-03-2009, 09:21 AM   #22
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I am screwed on my outer door panel removal so far because i have a 4 door. I do not have that big silver sticker on mine which gives access to the secret door handle screw. I heard that the 2 doors have the big sticker covering the opening. I only have 2-3 normal torx bolts and no stickers. Even my Bentley doesnt give me enough info. Anyone know the specific bolt you touch to unclip the *4 door* front door handle?
This should help out.

Door Handle and Housing Removing and Installing
http://www.my-gti.com/1138/door-hand...and-installing
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