Body - Door panels / protectors and side panels (passenger side)


I must say I got impatient with removing door and side sill panels. I was especially fed up with the door protector and its clips and ruined it alittle bit. This, of course, will be fixed later on.
So be careful when removing them and make sure you have some time to play with it. I learned my lesson and with the left doors, I was much more careful.
Video section
Quick video from the removal of the following parts:
- inner panel
- plastic cover
- door protector
- outer panel
- side sill panels
My mistakes while removing door parts and how to avoid them I found removing door protector difficult ... twice. First - it's connected to the door with clips and two-sided tape (in the middle). The best way is to cut the tape while pulling the protector away from the door. I didn't do it, pulled too hard and bent it :(
Secondly - I wasn't exactly sure how to detach the front part of the protector (next to the fender) and I was fed up with trying so I used some brute force... the result you can see for yourself :(
It went better with the outer door panel. I just needed to manipulate a little bit with the screwdriver to detach all clips but this wasn't too complicated
Last thing - many of plastic screws that hold side panels are really difficult to remove. After a few attempts, I simply cut off the resisting ones with the intention of replacing them with the new ones.

More videos - First Person Perspective (FPP)
Door panels
To get the door panels removed you need to remove
- speaker cover
- door handle
- armrest pocket
After removing the rest of all visible screws pull the door panel upward.
Plastic cover
Remove speaker and simply tear down the plastic cover as this is not reusable. You can use the retractable utility knife to cut the foil from the door.
The next thing is to remove the rest of the adhesive substance. First, scrub as much of it as possible from the door and then you can use the silicone remover.
Door protector
The door protector is attached to the door with the two-sided adhesive tape so you may again use the utility knife to separate these two parts.
Additionally, there is a number of clips that hold the rubbery protector to the door.
I must say I had a hard time with this part and ruined the protector ... twice :(
Outer door panel
To remove outer panel you need to remove lower clips with a long flat screwdriver and lift the panel up.
To remove the aluminum bars that hold the panels you need to remove the plastic clips which are quite difficult as you don't have an easy access to all of them from the inside.
Side sill panels
To remove the front sill side panel just remove few screws and bolts. Plastic screws are difficult to remove so after few attempts I just cut off some of them - they will be replaced with the new ones.
To remove the side sill panel remove 14 screws and some clips.
Diagrams and parts list

You can find specific diagrams and parts list HERE


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