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    Tips to remove wing mirror and door handle

    Hi Folks,
    Some scrote keyed my car a while back and I am getting it painted tomorrow but to save a bit of money I am going to do some of the prep myself.

    Can somebody post a quick guide to removing the wing mirror and the door handle??

    Thanks

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    Re: Tips to remove wing mirror and door handle

    door handle has a screw on the inside of the door, thats it really,

    mirrors require you do turn the mirror all the way so that you can see the 2 screws that hold it on

    both have looms attached with need disconnecting

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    Re: Tips to remove wing mirror and door handle

    Dont forget that for some reason VW decided to reverse the thread on that door handle screw!! so it needs to be turned Clockwise to undo (well it does on mine anyway
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    Re: Tips to remove wing mirror and door handle

    once you have undone the door handle and got one side free, turn the whole handle up through 90 degrees to how it normally sits then pull it out,.

    i found it easier
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    Re: Tips to remove wing mirror and door handle

    And if you've never removed the door handle before then the wiring will be clipped to the inside edge of the door (a right pain to get it undone without breaking the clips).
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    Re: Tips to remove wing mirror and door handle

    Quote Originally Posted by DanVW
    Dont forget that for some reason VW decided to reverse the thread on that door handle screw!! so it needs to be turned Clockwise to undo (well it does on mine anyway
    only on the later models !

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    Re: Tips to remove wing mirror and door handle

    Cheers folks,
    Glad its nothing too complicated. The guy said could mask it but think would be a better job if they come off.

    Cant wait to have a nice fresh side of paint

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    Re: Tips to remove wing mirror and door handle

    You have to remove the door card to get the handle out as the handle wiring connector is attached to the inside of the door.
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    Re: Tips to remove wing mirror and door handle

    having a think about removing the handle,
    Cant be as simple as one screw shirley?? will it not be attached to the latch mechanism etc??

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    Re: Tips to remove wing mirror and door handle

    No, that is totally separate. I have my door in bits atm, door handle (to open the door with) stays in place attached to the door, then the door card goes on and finally the pull with the mirror switches (late models) screws over the top.
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