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10.2.2 - Changing the electronic window/mirror control ( Olly,  June 11, 2005 )




Starting out is relatively simple...using the flatheaded screwdriver, remove the plate behind the door opener.

Remove the screw there, and the plastic behind of the doorhandle should come out with relative ease!

Press on the wooden panel and slide it towards the steering wheel, it should then leaver out without too much fuss.

With the wooden panel off, there should be two screws behind that (sorry, no picture!), remove these and the top half of the door should become loose. Pull this up at the lock end (and make sure the m

With the top half of the door pulled back, you should be able to get at the top screw that holds the door panel on.

Next, remove the red light cover at the bottom of the door (pulls downward), and remove the small flat-headed screw (note, may be a philips!)

The door assembly should be fairly loose by now, the final part is to remove the black lug found on the inside of the door near the hinges. With that removed, gently pull the leather assembly backward

The door assembly should be fairly loose by now, the final part is to remove the black lug found on the inside of the door near the hinges.



Finally, you should have the door assembly clear now.

Flip it over & remove the bar on the back (note, make sure you put this back on during re-assembly, or else you ll have to go through all the above again :)

If like mine, your electric window control unit has lost the little joystick that lets you adjust the mirrors, changing it is actually a lot simpler than it looks. Tools needed are a flatheaded screwdriver, a decent sized phillips screwdriver and a pair of pliers (although, this could probably be swapped for a ratchet bit of the appropriate size - will check & find out what size it needs to be!).

I picked my replacement unit up from JoJags for a very reasonable 60+vat (worked out at about 75 after vat & postage), they were great...I ordered it on Thursday, and it was here on Friday morning!

I'd also recommend picking up a couple of spare clips which hold the leather half of the door onto the frame, as two of mine were broken in the process (will add the Jaguar part# when I get round to picking a couple up!)

One final note, I'm not a mechanic/professional at this, although this is really as far as I'd want to go with fiddling with my Jag...if at any point, you're not happy or something doesn't seem right, stop & get someone who is a professional...it'll be a lot cheaper than the alternative :)


 

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