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Replacing/changing doors

Postby GuyT » Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:42 pm

Evening all,

Has anyone changed the rear or side doors on their van (Mk7) recently?

I picked up some replacement doors, rear and sliding (left) side with windows.... it was both cheaper and potentially easier than having windows fitted!! I need to tint the windows but that shouldn’t be too much trouble :lol:

As I am short on time would it be easier to change the side sliding door, or the rear doors, if I only had time to do one or the other? I am thinking probably the side door as there is no wiring for brake light etc but I don’t know. I’m also likely to be doing this on my own and therefore the rear doors maybe easier than trying to get the side door on singlehandedly ..... which really could be a challenge. Will I need to do anything particular to get the locks working on the replacement doors, central locking etc?

If anyone has any practical advice I’d be most grateful.

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Re: Replacing/changing doors

Postby martynx » Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:35 pm

Sliding doors have contacts on lower rear inner edge of door & on the van's door shut so a simple door swap & no wiring to disconnect but rears will have wiring in a black plastic protector sleeve,
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Re: Replacing/changing doors

Postby GuyT » Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:25 pm

Thanks for the note Martyn. I did the side door and it was a breeze even single-handedly..... unfortunately my installation of privacy film wasn't quite up to scratch so that'll need redoing.

I also need to speak to you about a remap and I am pretty sure you live at the end of my road, literally!! :lol: .... if you're the Martyn who i think you are :D

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