Removing the front door upholstery to repair the internal parts of the car door

Removing the front door trim

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Use a thin screwdriver to pry off the two plugs of the door handle.

With a head or a 10" tubular wrench, unscrew the two bolts and remove the handle.

Removing the upholstery and lock of the front door of a Gazelle carRemoving the upholstery and lock of the front door of a Gazelle car

Using a screwdriver, we unscrew the screw securing the socket of the door lock handle.

Pushing the handle towards you, remove the socket.

Removing the upholstery and lock of the front door of a Gazelle carRemoving the upholstery and lock of the front door of a Gazelle car

Pressing out the rubber socket of the window handle

With an awl or a needle, we squeeze out and remove the locking pin from the hole in the handle

Removing the upholstery and lock of the front door of a Gazelle carRemoving the upholstery and lock of the front door of a Gazelle car

Remove the handle with the socket.

Having prying off with a screwdriver, we “snap off” eight plastic upholstery clips.

Removing the upholstery and lock of the front door of a Gazelle carRemoving the upholstery and lock of the front door of a Gazelle car

Removing the upholstery

Prying with a knife, carefully, so as not to tear, remove the soundproofing gasket (it is glued to the sealant)

Install upholstery in reverse order.

Removing the front door lock

Remove the door upholstery.

Removing the upholstery and lock of the front door of a Gazelle carRemoving the upholstery and lock of the front door of a Gazelle car

Using a screwdriver, unscrew the screw securing the glass guide

Remove the guide.

Removing the upholstery and lock of the front door of a Gazelle carRemoving the upholstery and Gazelle car front door lock

Use a screwdriver to disconnect the door handle rod from the lock.

Use a screwdriver to unscrew the two screws securing the inner door handle.

Removing the upholstery and lock of the front door of a Gazelle carRemoving the upholstery and lock of the front door of a Gazelle car

Remove the handle along with the rod

Using a screwdriver, disconnect the outer rodoh the door handle from the lock.

Removing the upholstery and lock of the front door of a Gazelle carRemoving the upholstery and lock of the front door of a Gazelle car

Using a 10 key, we unscrew the two bolts securing the door handle.

Remove its outer part

Removing the upholstery and lock of the front door of a Gazelle carRemoving the upholstery and lock of the front door of a Gazelle car

Removing the inside.

Disconnect the lock rod from the lock switch.

Removing the upholstery and lock of the front door of a Gazelle carRemoving the upholstery and lock of the front door of a Gazelle car

Remove the button with your hand.

Using a screwdriver, we unscrew the two screws securing the locking mechanism of the lock

Removing the upholstery and lock of the front door of a Gazelle carRemoving the upholstery and lock of the front door of a Gazelle car

Remove the lock mechanism.

Using a screwdriver, we unscrew the two screws securing the lock drive bracket.

Removing the upholstery and lock of the front door of a Gazelle carRemoving the upholstery and lock Gazelle car front doorRemoving the upholstery and lock Gazelle car front door

We take out the lever mechanism of the lock together with the drive bracket and rods.

Using the “10” key, unscrew the locking bolt securing the lock switch by 2–3 turns.

From the inside of the door with thin pliers, we unpin and remove the leash from the switch (for clarity, the details are shown on the removed switch).

Removing the upholstery and lock of the front door of a Gazelle carRemoving the upholstery and lock of the front door of a Gazelle car

Remove the lock switch.

The leash on the lock switch is installed only in a certain position.

Removing the upholstery and lock of the front door of a Gazelle carRemoving the upholstery and lock of the front door of a Gazelle car

With a large screwdriver, unscrew the two screws securing the door latch to the body (cabin)

Remove the retainer

Install the lock in reverse order, lubricating the rubbing joints (you can dip the mechanism in engine oil and let the excess drain)

After installing the latch, we check the operation of the lock.

When properly adjusted, the lock should not rest against the latch with the body of the locking mechanism.

Otherwise, we loosen the fixing screws of the latch and, moving it along the elongated holes, adjust its position, and then tighten it retainer screws.