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Re: 5KCS Door Panel Removal


    From what I recall of my old '86, you have to remove the pull handle
before you can remove the door panel. On my '91 there are allen screws at
the bottom of recesses under the handle. You loosen the screws and pull the
handle off. The metal mounting points for the handle are attached to the
door and protrude through the panel - the handle clamps to these mounts, so
the screws are vertical rather than horizontal, which you would expect if
the handle was screwed directly to the door.  Sorry, I can't remember how
the '86 was mounted, but it probably was something similar.


Fred Munro
'91 200q  264k km
-----Original Message-----
From: spsherm@ibm.net <spsherm@ibm.net>
To: quattro <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>
Date: Saturday, December 19, 1998 2:34 PM
Subject: 5KCS Door Panel Removal

>OK, thanks to Fred Munro's response to my interior latch question, I
>think I know the problem and am ready to dive in...
>Only I ran into a snag in removing the lower door panel in this 5000CS.
>I have all the screws out along the top and the ones holding the
>self/basket on the bottom.  I've taken off the lock knob and triangle of
>trim behind the mirror.  And I've popped the clips loose around the
>sides and bottom of the trim panel.
>It seems like the panel should just now side up and off, but it still
>seems to be held in at the center, around the pull handle...  I've
>looked for hidden screws, but could not find any.
>So my question, how does the panel come off?  If I pull up harder will
>the pull handle attachments come off?  Are there hidden screws that I
>missed somewhere?  Is there a magic incantation?
>Suggestions appreciated.  BTW this is a leather & plastic trim panel of
>86 vintage, if that makes a difference.
>TIA, again