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Removing VY/VZ door trim

Discussion in 'Holden Commodore How-To's' started by Lumps of cheese, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. Lumps of cheese

    Lumps of cheese welcome to the machine

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    Ok, i've been asked a couple of times and since i was doing mine today i thought i'd post up some pics and a rough guide to help people along.

    Tools required: small flat blade screwdriver
    Medium phillips head screwdriver
    Stubby phillips screwdriver

    1. Using your small flat blade, gently prise the red part of your doorlock towards you.At the same time pull up on the lock with your free hand until the lock slides free.Once it's out undo the screw and remove the lock trim.
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    2.Still with your flat blade, pop out the screw cover on your door handle and unscrew the handle.Remove the handle, it's attatched to the rod so pull on the handle like you were opening the door and it will come free.Undo the screw behind the handle.This one is commonly missed so make sure you get it!
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    3. Take the air vent off the top of the trim in the corner.It's held in by a plastic clip so gently free it by pulling it towards you. (If you break the clip don't panic, your local holden will more than likely give you one for free!:D)
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    4. Unscrew the trim, there are 7 screws to take off.4 along the bottom, 2 on the outside and 1 on the inside, this one you'll need your stubby screwdriver to do.
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    5.Your trim is almost off! Grabbing the bottom of the trim with your hand, pull it towards you so it comes away from the door.Then carefully lift the trim straight up towards the window, it should now be free.
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    6. Rest the trim on something and use your flat blade to gently prise the mirror switch out of the trim.Unplug the switch and your trim is now completely free from the car!
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    It should now look like this, ready to play!:yeah:
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    This is a guide and i take no responsibility for damage done if you're too rough or don't follow the instructions.Just take your time and you'll find it's quite easy.The guide i have supplied is based on the front drivers door with power windows.Anything that i may have missed please add it into this thread.Hope it helps.....
     
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  2. Phreddy

    Phreddy Bye SV6 - still love you

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    Great thread Juzo! :thumbsup: Sure to be a big assist to anyone who needs to do this. (done it myself more than I can count, but....) ;)

    (Seeing as nobody else has replied, I thought I would....)

    As a side note, it's a very similar - if not identical - procedure for VT and VX as well, with the possible exception that you might have window winders to contend with.....
    (gotta lurve power windows!!) :D
     
  3. Lumps of cheese

    Lumps of cheese welcome to the machine

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    Cheers phreddy, done it heaps myself now but a bit of a pain for the first timers so just hope it helps a few out.:thumbsup:
     
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    what about doors that have window winders not eletric windows how do you remove the winder?
     
  5. Lumps of cheese

    Lumps of cheese welcome to the machine

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    If they're like the older models there will be a clip that you need to remove. Use a flat blade screwdriver to pop it out by sliding the screwdriver between the winder and the trim, you should be able to see it.
     
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    thankyou very much for this thread :)
    I tried doing it and i coulnd't get it all off but i missed the screw in the black metal piece behind the door handle, so im pretty sure she'll fully come off now :)

    thanks again, you did a great job explaining, much appreciated :D
     
  8. POYTA

    POYTA Weresz me dog gone

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    Tried to missed the one for the door lock THX HEAPS
     
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    Great job mate. Just spent 2 hours fixing my power window thanks to you showing us how to actually take off the door trim. Always never knew there was the door handle and then behind that the clip for the door. Oh yer and i fixed my window lol. So thanks again mate for the help.
     
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    great thread.....electric window models are always the easiest to pull out my VT SS has winding windows and those circlips can be a prick if you dont have the right tool
     
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    Not really, I use a small old flat head with a slight bend in it, push the door trim in as you slide the screwdriver in behind the winder. Just take care to hold your free hand ready to catch the clip as it can FLY off!!!

    To put the winder back on slip the curclip back onto the winder first then push it in to the spline and give the winder a decent but gentle thump. All done!
     
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    BANKS DW I'm a Spray Painter!

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    Juzo = legand!!

    This should be a sticky
     
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    Very helpfull!
    Quickest door panel removal I've done, thanks to this thread.:thumbsup:
     
  14. Lumps of cheese

    Lumps of cheese welcome to the machine

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    Cheers mate, sticky that bad boy:yeah:

    No worries, glad it helped you:thumbsup:
     
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    thanks a heap mate my first door panel removal went without a hitch! LEGEND!!!
     
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    real helpful tips, was able to use this today.

    One question, everything has gone back on, but i cant get the doorlock to clip back on. Any tips?
     
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    Dude thank you for the instructions.. i was able to install my leather door cards into my door trims with it :)
     
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    Lumps of cheese welcome to the machine

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    what size speakers are in the doors?
     
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    What, stock? 6 inch, but 6 1/2s can be fitted with some minor alteration to the pods.
     

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