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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:38 pm    Post subject: 996 door card removal pics & video Reply with quote

Following Lloyds instructions:
Removing the door trim is pretty straight forward but there is one niggly bit to be aware of - you need to remove the little cap that says 'Air Bag' it is difficult to do without leaving marks on the trim. I use a fine flat ended electrical screwdriver and a duster. Roll the duster and mask to the trim in such a way that when using the screwdriver to lever the cap out you are pressing on rolled duster and not leaving an imprint in the leather. Be firm, they do come out. Maybe use a hair dryer and warm the leather around the cap as it will come out much much easier with supple leather.



Behind the cap is a hidden 5mm allen key bolt.



You need to take the facia off the door handle, do this by prizing apart underneath, that way slight marks will be hidden.




There are 2 torx (T30 I think) under there.



Pull the lever as if you are trying to get out the car (the 2 finger one) there is a phillips behind that.


Don’t forget to remove the plastic pocket screw! [thanks Richard]




Remove the mirror backing by pulling towards you at the bottom of the triangle only.



Once base is unclipped it slides upward and off (the top is not a clip it is a slide down hook.)


Now, work your way at the base of the trim working the trim clips out, do this up both sides also.



Once trim feels loose, hold the base of trim about 6" away from door shell and give it a few hardish pats upwardly with the palm of your hand, this unhooks it at the top.


*CAREFULL* the trim will have the pull-cable still connected


and a few electrical wires, these are all self explanitory to disconnect when you see them.


If you need to remove the airbags ensure the battery has been disconnected for minimum 15 minutes.
Make sure all airbags are reconnected when reconnecting battery otherwise it will store DTCs in the SRS & the airbag light will not extinguish.
To disconnect the battery, turn ignition key to position 1 before unclipping.
Airbag is held in place by 4 bolts and cable connector



Speakers held in by 4 screws and cable connector


10mins, job done Grin

Nice video here:


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GoodJob

Another addition to the 996FAQ


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another good write up. Need to do this sometime myself, investifate the grease residue thingy on the drivers window...

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for an excellent write up Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you in any danger of setting off the airbag during any of this?
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ABZ911 wrote:
Are you in any danger of setting off the airbag during any of this?


Very unlikely. However if you need to remove the airbags ensure the battery has been disconnected for minimum 15 minutes. Make sure all airbags are reconnected when reconnecting battery otherwise it will store DTCs in the SRS & the airbag light will not extinguish.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lloyd Six wrote:
ABZ911 wrote:
Are you in any danger of setting off the airbag during any of this?


Very unlikely. However if you need to remove the airbags ensure the battery has been disconnected for minimum 15 minutes. Make sure all airbags are reconnected when reconnecting battery otherwise it will store DTCs in the SRS & the airbag light will not extinguish.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stuart wrote:
Another good write up. Need to do this sometime myself, investifate the grease residue thingy on the drivers window...

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Did you ever get this resolved............? I have it on both my passenger and my drivers............ Question
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Splendid thread, many thanks! Just used this to do the door lock replacement on my 996 Gen2 thumbsup thumbsup

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