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Re: How to change the Drivers door on Mk2 Clio RXE

Just an aside that I would add.

Make sure if your existing car has bodyside protection panels (rubbing strips), that the door you buy has them as well. Some lower-spec models forego these trims.

If the Renault hinges permit, roll the window halfway down (this allows you to support it on your shoulder, then undo the checkstrap (this allows the door to open wider, giving better access to the bolts), disconnect wiring, then undo the hinges where they join the door (very important point), as this means that when fitting the new door, the alignment should be almost 100% spot-on, as the hinges haven't moved.

I single-handedly swapped a rear door on a corse in 20 mins from start to finish, using this method.



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