Renault Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1975-1985 Repair Guide

Door Panels

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. Fig. 1 Removing the clip style window crank handle. (1) is the crank handle, (2) are the armrest attaching screws, (3) is the armrest and (4) is the inside door handle



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Fig. Fig. 2 Pivot the armrest (4) down to free the pull handle



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Fig. Fig. 3 Exploded view of the bolt-on style window crank-(2) is the crank handle, (5) is the attaching nut and (6) is the nut cover



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Fig. Fig. 4 To remove a door panel, first pry out the window crank handle cover plate (if applicable) ...



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Fig. Fig. 5 ... then, using a socket wrench, remove the window crank handle retaining nut-LeCar shown



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Fig. Fig. 6 Remove the crank handle and trim disk



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Fig. Fig. 7 Next, remove the two armrest attaching screws ...



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Fig. Fig. 8 ... then remove the armrest from the door panel



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Fig. Fig. 9 If equipped with map pockets, remove the lower attaching screws ...



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Fig. Fig. 10 ... then lift the map pocket up to disengage the top tab from the door channel



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Fig. Fig. 11 Remove the door release handle attaching screw ...



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Fig. Fig. 12 ... then gently pull out the handle and disconnect the control rods



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Fig. Fig. 13 Remove the release handle from the door panel



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Fig. Fig. 14 Detach the door panel from the upper and lower door channels, then remove the panel

  1. Lower the window so that it is fully inside the door.
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  3. Remove the window crank handle. Some models have a bolted-on crank handle, while others use a hidden clip. For the bolt-on style, remove the trim piece on the crank handle, then remove the attaching nut. Clip style crank handles require a clip removal tool that slips behind the handle and dislodges the clip.
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  5. If equipped with map pockets, unfasten the attaching screws and lift up slightly to remove the pockets.
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  7. Remove the two armrest attaching screws. On models with a pull handle extending off of the armrest, rotate the armrest down 90 degrees to disengage the top handle mount.
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  9. Remove the door release handle attaching screw and disconnect the control rods from the back of the handle.
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  11. The door panel is held in place by little clips or by upper and lower channels on the door. Carefully pry out on the panel at the clips and proceed around the panel until it is completely disengaged from the door. If equipped with channels, pry out the ends of the panel and carefully bend it to remove it from the retaining channels.
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  13. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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