Door card removal / fixing new door mirror

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Door card removal / fixing new door mirror

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Has anyone previously removed the door card from their Capri? Is it fairly straightforward? I’ve removed the bits off of the door card itself like the grab handle etc , I’m assuming this is the only way to access the other side of the door where the door mirror bolts in/attaches? As I’ve got the new door mirror to fit into the door.

I don’t want to break/snap anything just ripping the door card off
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Yes its the only way to access the mirror bolts and nuts. If you have the door arm rest handle off, you then need to slide off the plastic retaining surround of the release handle (slide it off forwards, always feels like its going to break).
Then the card is held on with plastic push clips all around the sides and bottom. Start at rear bottom corner with flat scraper or screwdriver to ease them off. The door card is hardboard so its reasonably flexible within reason but be careful.
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Thanks Noel

Managed to sort it with your advice, but getting to the nuts seemed way more of a faff than it needed to be due to the awkward angle to get to the bolts through the access holes :banghead:
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Try sitting the car on its wheels ,doing it on its side or upside down will only make it harder.

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Mc Tool wrote: Fri Oct 08, 2021 11:04 pm Try sitting the car on its wheels ,doing it on its side or upside down will only make it harder.

Faaaaark! some people 🙄🙄
Must be an Australian capri
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Mc Tool wrote: Fri Oct 08, 2021 11:04 pm Try sitting the car on its wheels ,doing it on its side or upside down will only make it harder.
Hehe funny that :)
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HampshireCapri wrote: Fri Oct 08, 2021 3:08 pm Thanks Noel

Managed to sort it with your advice, but getting to the nuts seemed way more of a faff than it needed to be due to the awkward angle to get to the bolts through the access holes :banghead:

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HampshireCapri wrote: Fri Oct 08, 2021 11:25 pm
Mc Tool wrote: Fri Oct 08, 2021 11:04 pm Try sitting the car on its wheels ,doing it on its side or upside down will only make it harder.

Faaaaark! some people 🙄🙄
Must be an Australian capri
You do realise that Australia and New Zealand ( where I am from ) are not the same country ....I am thinking this was a miss-aimed jibe at me (😁) , otherwise I dont get the Australian connection .
Ford Australia did make a Capri ,but it wasn't a proper one ......big pile of shit really.
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Mc Tool wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:27 pm You do realise that Australia and New Zealand ( where I am from ) are not the same country ....I am thinking this was a miss-aimed jibe at me (😁) , otherwise I dont get the Australian connection .
I suspect it was more just a simple antipodal generalisation.

Over here we tend to say anything upside down is Australian.
But then, that is only based on the way a map is drawn. The UK is as much antipodal to Oz as the other way round.
Maybe we're upside down, not you?
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that would be like me thinking you were French :xd: , and if anybody told me they thought I was French I probly hit them.
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Mc Tool wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:33 pm that would be like me thinking you were French :xd: , and if anybody told me they thought I was French I probly hit them.
French? Nope, don't recall them?

Ah, do you mean the cheese-eating surrender monkeys? :xd:
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Bug wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 4:11 pm
Mc Tool wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:27 pm You do realise that Australia and New Zealand ( where I am from ) are not the same country ....I am thinking this was a miss-aimed jibe at me (😁) , otherwise I dont get the Australian connection .
I suspect it was more just a simple antipodal generalisation.

Over here we tend to say anything upside down is Australian.
But then, that is only based on the way a map is drawn. The UK is as much antipodal to Oz as the other way round.
Maybe we're upside down, not you?
Bug is correct I was making a joke about things from Australia being upside down
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Ah ok .... Just that after watching "the chaser " and other UK quizz shows ,it would seem a good many of you dont know much about New Zealand even tho a good (way to :D ) many of you are here .
I guess the main difference is that we here in NZ dont bowl underarm .
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Mc Tool wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:14 pm after watching "the chaser " and other UK quizz shows ,it would seem a good many of you dont know much about New Zealand
Hamish, I`ve seen contestants who thought the capital of France was Italy so really it`s not just antipodean nescience ;)
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huh , funny how they lump them two together . Its amazing what some peeps dont know .... someone thought a lunar landing module was a boat :xd:
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stevemarl wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:25 pm
Mc Tool wrote: Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:14 pm after watching "the chaser " and other UK quizz shows ,it would seem a good many of you dont know much about New Zealand
Hamish, I`ve seen contestants who thought the capital of France was Italy so really it`s not just antipodean nescience ;)
I saw a great video the other day of someone being asked on a similar style show; "what day of the year is Christmas usually celebrated on?"
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"Wednesday"

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:D :D
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Who can forget that Family Fortunes favourite?
Q: Name a bird with a long neck.
A: Naomi Campbell !

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yeah :xd: I think some peeps just blow out to the pressure ( I sure as hell would be fizzing )and say the 1st word in their train of thought instead of just thinking it .I guess we have all had moments where we know something but the words just dont come out. H ha , its always funnier when someone else does tho..... specially on nation wide TV....... and then having to go back to work the day after it screens :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Andrew 2.8i wrote: Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:18 pm Who can forget that Family Fortunes favourite?
Q: Name a bird with a long neck.
A: Naomi Campbell !

:lol:

On Family Fortunes on Sunday, a young lad/adult was asked to name a famous Dame. His response was that he doesn't know what a Dame is. The question fell to his team mate, lad of similar age, he also said he doesn't know what a Dame is.

Unbelievable isn't it.
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