51 41 000Removing and installing (replacing) front left or right door trim panel

Special tools required:

Necessary preliminary tasks:

Driver's side only:

Front passenger side only:

Place the special tool 64 1 020 (as shown) behind the inside door handle securing pin (1).

Lever out rear catches of cover (2).

Open inside door handle (1) while levering out cover (2) further at the back.

Slight up and down movement will release the front catches from the cover (2).

Remove cover (2).

Installation note:
The latch mechanisms (1) on the cover (2) must not be missing or damaged.
Installation note:
Catches (1) and (2) must not be damaged or missing.
Installation note:

Offer up cover (1) to fit and snap into place at the back.

Thumb pressure in handle recess (2) will snap cover (1) into place at the front.

Driver's side:

Release screws (1 and 2).

Front passenger side:

Release screws (1 and 2).

Unclip door trim panel (1) at clips (2) using special tool 00 9 317 .
Unclip door trim panel (1) at top from clamp (2).

Unhook Bowden cable (1) from door lock (2).

Disconnect all plug connections and remove door trim panel.

All disassembled light-blue clips (2) have to be replaced.

Installation note:

If necessary, replace clips (1).

Fit all clips with sealing ring.

Make sure clips are installed in correct position.

1 Gray clip
2 Light-blue clip

Installation note:
After assembling the door trim panel proceed as follows:
  • Open side window
  • Lock with vehicle key
  • Check for ease of movement on locking button linkage
  • If necessary, align linkage

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