993 Door Handle removal Gasket Change DIY

Old 08-18-2006, 02:47 AM
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Default 993 Door Handle removal Gasket Change DIY

I would suggest you get a big sticker you do not need or an A4 size piece of adhesive plastic book wrap, you will be needing the protective paper of the sticker and not the plastic sticker itself.
According to the pictures attached below.

1- to remove part # 11
- remove the philips screws # 12, there are more than in the picture, contouring under and around part #11 ( there should be 6 or 7)
-make sure you have all the washers #13 , these tend to stick in the carpet-like cover.
- unscrew #33 and washer #32
- unscrew #16 , probably need a thin screwdriver
- remove part #11 out of the door panel delicately

2- to remove part # 1 Above
- unscrew Hex-screw # 17 with a number 8 allen-key ( the picture shows one, I remember there was two side by side) If two remove both.
- open door latch about 45*degrees and with your fingers, undo the small hook that catches the handle with a gromet.
- unscrew hex-screw #23 inside the door latch.
- with part # 15 becoming wobbly, slide part # 5 upwards, it comes off.
- with your fingers, pull out slightly the window electric switch(es)#6 and unplug them from the harness. PLEASE try not to let the switch connector in the door fall inside. If you just leave it there, it stays. If on driver side, both will stay.
- Now pry your fingers under the door panel #1 starting from the bottom up and just unclip the hidden plastic clips inside. Do-bottom-left up, and bottom-right-up.
- now pull out the panel about 10 inches from the bottom out, and slide slightly down to slide it from underneath part #2. Beware that your speakers are still on the panel and connected. disconnect those and put the panel aside.

picture number 2 on the right,

- removing door handle 1

-under the door panel you removed, on part#2 (door photo2), there is an adhesive protective film that covers all the door. You should take care that you would want to to keep it in an original state.
- on the upper right corner of the door panel in photo 2, you could see a large oval hole.
- Start from the upper right corner of the door, and remove slowly the adhesive film, enough to uncover this oval hole.
- this is where I covered the exposed adhesive film with a protective paper from another book protection adhesive wrap, you know the shiny smooth part.
- remove the big plastic part #19 by unscrewing two very tiny philips screws under the locking mechanism on the door end from the outside. No problem if the plastic falls inside, it is big enough to grab. You might need some trial and error to get the plastic out of the door by tilting it anti-clockwise and out without applying force.
- now unscrew patiently the two screws #15 making sure you dont drop them inside. Start wih an L socket and try to unscrew the rest by hand to keep the nuts from falling.
- while uncrewing the second one, grab the door handle from the outside, so that the handle does not fall on the ground.
The handle mechanism is not hooked to the inside mechanism, its just a rod that pushes a plate in the door.

Thats it......

to mount, reverse all.

P.S ; one thing to keep in mind while mounting, on picture 1 (bottom #16), do not tighten screw #16 very tight, you will break the plastic underneath

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