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RE: Driver's door went POP! Part? HOW TO
Compliments of avt007 @ jaguarforums.com
I just did this repair today.It took 2 hours. Here's the damage-
The door panel is relatively easy. Use a wide tool like those paint tools for opening cans, etc. The only two screws were by the tweeter, and under the door pull. There is a strong clip by the door handle that makes you think you missed a screw, but you just have to pull hard and off comes the panel.
Two Torx #30 screws hold the arm to the chassis. I could not get the bolt out at the hinge point, so I removed the bracket instead.
You have to pry the spring mechanism off the check arm to get all the bits out the door if you can't get that darned hinge point bolt out. A bit of hassle, but it worked ok.
At that point I used a hammer to bend the sheetmetal back flat, it was badly deformed. There is no room to swing a hammer, so I put the hammer in place and closed the door on it as shown.
My bracket was also bent with a crack in it. If I had a new one to hand I would have replaced it, but felt it was ok to reuse after straightening.
Four flat washers ( not too thick or there's not enough thread sticking through) did the job.