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Old 10-26-2015, 05:30 PM   #1
brunobliss
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Smile E46 DIY rear door panel removal (manual crank)

hey guys i'm making some changes in the car interior and thought i'd film the process, hope it becomes helpful for googlers out there!

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Old 01-10-2016, 11:20 AM   #2
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Rear door panel Removal

Thanks very much for the video instructions on the door panel!
I have power windows, and the only difference is that you need to pry the electric window switch out to get to the torx screw underneath.

I have a water leak in my rear footwell, and the conventional wisdom is that the plastic sheet between the door and the interior door panel needs re-sealing.

Again, thanks for the great video!
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Paul
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Old 01-11-2016, 04:41 AM   #3
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I noticed a wet carpet on my rear footwell as well, I don't know if this time the door seal is to blame, i looked under the car and seems like a round cover cap is missing right under the wet part

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Old 01-11-2016, 10:28 AM   #4
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I noticed a wet carpet on my rear footwell as well, I don't know if this time the door seal is to blame, i looked under the car and seems like a round cover cap is missing right under the wet part

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Close the door and take a water hose. Pour water all over door on the wet side (imitate the rain). After that open the door and search for a leak. If it's a door seal, you should see water on this black textile-like part of the car. Look at the picture. Picture is somewhere from the web.


Also check out 2 holes on the bottom of the door. They are designed to let water out of the door.
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