[200q20v] More Stereo-Retrofit Questions....

hah at srv.net hah at srv.net
Wed Feb 14 10:49:00 EST 2001

>ETKA parts CD with no luck...  What's involved in removing the panels? Any
>threaded fasteners or just push-pins?  Any help/suggestions would be

The rear door panels come off about the same as the fronts...
* 3x 4mm allen screws on the bottom of pull handle, loosen (no need to 
remove) until handle comes off; disconnect window switch
* 1x phillips screw down the throat of the inner latch handle, pull latch 
and stick screwdriver in hole thusly revealed; then slide latch handle 
assembly forward and pop out, remove cable to latch while noting where the 
various spring clips and foam pieces flew away to
* 1x phillips screw revealed by removal of inner latch handle
* 2x phillips screws at upper front & rear edges of panel, concealed when 
door is closed
* ~15x pull-apart ratcheting plastic push-pins along bottom edge of panel, 
pull gently but firmly over large area
* 1x ashtray light electrcal connector at bottom of panel
* lift bottom of panel away from door and panels away! - no need to remove 
lock knob, but can be tricky to align for reinstall

BTW, 10-year-old Audi doors are much more fun to take apart than 2-year-old 
Ford F150 pickup doors, my sister's window winder motor apparently died and 
the thing is riveted into the door where you can't possibly get to it. Audi 
conveniently makes the whole window frame come out for easy access.

Henry Harper
1991 200 quattro, 112k, please don't make me take apart any door again
1988 GTI 16v, 216k, door only apart once to replace smashed driver's window 
- when the outside handle breaks it's replaceable without taking apart the 

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