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Old 20th June 2008, 19:48   #1
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Default DIY Guide : How to remove door panels - Tata Indica

Hi all,

Here's a little guide to remove the door panel in your Indica. Although a very simple thing to do, it can be a daunting task the first time.

It is best to watch someone do it before you try to DIY. But if you're careful, there should be no problems.

BTW, just in case... a new door panel costs 1.4 K

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DIY Guide : How to remove door panels - Tata Indica-step-1.jpg

Unscrew and remove the door handle

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Remove the two screws shown and gently take out the little 'frame' by extending the lever as seen in the pic

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Gently push a flat screw driver in between the panel and the window winder. Push it in the direction of the arrow in the pic to remove the retention clip.

These pics should explain this better.
DIY Guide : How to remove door panels - Tata Indica-step-3a.jpg

DIY Guide : How to remove door panels - Tata Indica-step-3b.jpg

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DIY Guide : How to remove door panels - Tata Indica-step-4a.jpg

Gently remove this piece of plastic. The OVRM rubber handle can be squeezed through the hole. If it does not come off, gently pry between the panel and the plastic. Do not use too much force.

remove the screw behind it.

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Remove the OE Speaker Grill and the screw beneath it.


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Lift up the rubber strip near the window glass and remove it gently.


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(Rear panel shown)

The panel is held by little connectors like these. They pop out with gentle pressure. The key is to use gentle pressure at the right spots.

IMO its best to start from the Upper front corner near the OVRM adjuster. the first one is the most difficult, but the rest will come out easily.
Put your fingers between the door and the panel and try to push them apart gently, it should release with a pop.

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Approximate locations of the 'connectors'.

Putting it all back together. :

Align the panel, apply pressure at all the points until you stop hearing 'pops'.

For the window winder, place the retention clip back in its usual position and push it back into its place.

Everything else is just about reversing the steps.


Hope it helps.
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thanks a million mate- can I have a shot of the bare metal of the door as well
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Here is the picture of the door as requested

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thanks a million mate- can I have a shot of the bare metal of the door as well

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Fantastic, Aditya!

Can anyone help out with the "how to" for an old Santro?
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Good show Aditya!

Very helpful post. Should be helpful to ALL DIYers since some of the processes are common with other cars.
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Anyone have the same for an Alto. Still trying to figure out how to remove it.
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Fantastic, Aditya!

Can anyone help out with the "how to" for an old Santro?
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Good show Aditya!

Very helpful post. Should be helpful to ALL DIYers since some of the processes are common with other cars.
Thank you. Its always a pleasure contributing to team-bhp

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Anyone have the same for an Alto. Still trying to figure out how to remove it.
The best thing to do would be to go to the service centre and watch someone do it. That way you'll learn it in a jiffy.
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Aditya thanks for sharing this , however what was the reason for doing this?

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Anyone have the same for an Alto. Still trying to figure out how to remove it.
Why don't we meet someday and I will figure it out for you .
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Aditya thanks for sharing this , however what was the reason for doing this?
To apply damping to the doors.
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Anyone have the same for an Alto. Still trying to figure out how to remove it.
LOL even I wish to see a similar VISUAL guide for ALTO.
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Great stuff aditya!

The last one especially is a very useful image.

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LOL even I wish to see a similar VISUAL guide for ALTO.
Its easier than Indica.I have removed couple of times.Smiler procedure like Indica.
1)Remove screws at A&B
2)Open lock at C
3)Remove winder knob (D) same as Indica.
4)Remove knob (E)
5)Remove rvm cover(?) (F) you have to pull right side and slide to left.
After removing door latch screw (B) you have to take slide the assembly and takeout connecting rod.
Pull the panel,there are about 6 locks from inside so little pressure is required.
Hope this helps,if required i can post pics but only in the weekend.
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Can anyone explain how the same is done for the Swift with power windows?

TIA
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Ask LBM, he can help you.

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Can anyone explain how the same is done for the Swift with power windows?

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Super quality DIY! Excellent post. The kind of information this forum should have more of.
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