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    Thanks Pete - that's what I was expecting/think I have seen elsewhere (unless it was you! LOL)

    At least I definitely need to buy a switch with the window pointing the other way.

    The bit I am finding confusing is that on the Eurospares diagram (showing a LHD Driver's door)

    https://www.eurospares.co.uk/parts/f...er-trims-23709

    The No. 11 which is a LHS switch (which would be the drivers door in US) is in the middle and the RHS (passenger in US) No 12 is at the front which unkless I'm mistaken would make teh buttons show teh other way round to yours??? (actually think you have it right). Maybe I've overdosed on carpet glue fumes but I'm a bit confused what's right

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    Just had a look at mine on both sides.

    In the left side door where there is only 1 switch it’s the same way round as the left window so my guess is this has to be correct.

    In the right side door the switch to the rear (right hand one of the two) which is the same way round as the right side window works the right side window.

    In the right side door the forward switch which is the other way round works the left side window. Thinking about it it’s the same way round as the switch in the left door.

    As the left door switch has to be correct and the right window switch in the right door makes sense (it matches the window), I guess the left window switch in the right door has to be correct.

    Hope that all makes sense

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    Ive had to read that a few times but I think I get it! Ill order a new switch then think it through main thing is the switch for teh drivers door needs to be the one thats pointing same way as the actual window :-)

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    After plenty of use the dreaded "dye transfer" has really taken it's toll particularly on the driver's side seat. I've tried cleaning it but TBH its starting to show the rest of the interior up.

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    Spent about 90 on a bottle of dye, cleaner, cloths sponges etc and also decided to take the plunge and turn teh doors to full cream.

    I've documented the door strip down before so wont repeat everything here. Took a pic of the window control switch so I can remember where everything goes

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    Once all the panels were off they were cleaned with the regular cleaner, followed by a deeper cleaner/prep and then finally a bonding agent was wiped on

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    Here's all the door components whilst off the car - I'm also going to replace the piece of carpet at the bottom

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    Dye and dabbing sponges - you can spray this stuff but last time I did that I went through it way too quick so do it by hand now. I bought everything from a company called buffalo leather as they are only 10 mins from where I live so can go round and pick up anything I go short of.

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    The way you do it is to apply the dye to the sponge then dab it on the panel then once you have done an area go over it with a hair dryer until it dries (takes about 5 minutes) then you can do another coat.

    After 1st cost..

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    2nd coat...

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    3rd coat...

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    I did a 4th and 5th coat but you cant tell in the pics. The pieces that are already cream I'm only doing one coat plus any spot repairs where there is a stain or mark. Here's all the pieces done along with the carpet panel to be recarpeted.

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    Pic of teh bare door just because I took a photo! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by irarref View Post
    Ive had to read that a few times but I think I get it! Ill order a new switch then think it through main thing is the switch for teh drivers door needs to be the one thats pointing same way as the actual window :-)
    Yep, essentially the passenger door switch is the same way round as the passenger side window as well. It’s just the passenger window switch in the driver’s door which is ‘reversed’ .
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    A lot of the plastic fir tree clips were broken on my door so they'll all going on my order tomorrow.

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    There's a couple of small washers that that go in the door pull to space it away from teh door panel - absolute mare to put on so I use a bit of tape to hold them in place whilst I screw the screw in.


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    One the screw is in just pull the tape away

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    Before you tighten the grab handle up you can just about put a scre driver in (using the cutout hole) and tighten the door pull screw. If it's too close to the panel just add an extra spacing washer shown above.

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    Close up pf the spacer washers

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    From another angle

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    Once the door pull is in place then wiggle the grab handle into its true position and insert the screw in it plus the 2 bolts underneath

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    Quick shot before I do the carpet.

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    Lower door carpet is just a GRP panel with the carpet glued to it.

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    Couple of reference shots of how the corners are glued

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    Most of the carpet would just pull away buy hand

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    Just needed the help of pliers in a couple of places

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    There's surprising little overlap of carpet

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    Once all the backside is unpicked I just flipped it over and peeled teh front off which was kinda fun! Bit like stripping wallpaper

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    All off and separated just got to take care of the remnants of the carpet left behind

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    Bit of sandpaper makes quick work of them (don't want any bumps in the carpet)

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    Using the old piece of carpet flattened out as a pattern I measured it and cut a suitable sized strip taking care to make sure the piece of carpet had its "grain" running horizontal.

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    My 6Ft long spirit level makes an excellent cutting guide :-)

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    Using the old piece as a guide I cut off the excess carpet

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    Once the piece is cut I applied carpet tile glue ( contact adhesive) to the GRP panel only.

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    Carpet is laid on the sticky panel and patted down by hand so it lies flat - again remembering to keep the carpet in parallel so it doesn't run at an angle.

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    Using the old piece again I trimmed the excess carpet

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    Had nibble some of the corner pieces so the back doesn't become bulky

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    I then applied more contact adhesive to the GRP and carpet


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    Then it was a case of folding it over and pegging it whilst it dried

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    All done (apart from light switch and new fir tree clips)

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    And ith door open

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    Out with the driver's seat

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    After loosening it off with the handled hex key I just moved over to a socket by hand

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    Front ones are hidden behind a little carpet tab that just peels up

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    Then the seatbelt - first the cap

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    Then the actual bolt

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    And teh lower bolt too then teh belt can be slid out

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