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STEVIE BOY
post 28th October 2018 16:48
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Ive got the dreaded bouncing locks, which I think is down to front passenger side, as occasionally that door must be opened from the inside, and if I use the key on it, it bounces up and down 4 or 5 times, where as drivers side if I use the key, I don't get the bounce.

Anyway I thought i would show the procedure for removing door card on front passenger , as I couldn't find one on here.

First undo tiny screw on the tweeter housing. Hang the housing over the back of the door, out of the way, no need to disconnect mirror or tweeter wires.

Use a 4mm Allen key to undo the small bolt attaching top right of door card to frame.

Lever off the electric window switch plate, and pull off the electrical connections, so you can put the switch to one side.

Lever off the little screw cover behind the silver door handle, and take out the screw.

Use a 5mm Allen key to take the one medium sized bolt out of the top underside of the black fixed handle.

Take off the plastic oval covering on the arm rest, and remove the long bolt using a 5mm Allen key.

Push in the plastic tabs on left and right of the speaker grill and remove, then remove the 4 long screws attaching speaker to door. Disconnect the speaker wires, and place speaker to one side.

There are 2 plastic fixings to bottom of door card, one to outer left of door as viewed from inside car, and one to middle. Pull off these first, then pop off three to top of card, left, centre and right, and one middle right.

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Nigel145
post 28th October 2018 17:46
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How did you get on with the speaker cover?
No matter how careful i have been i have never been able to get them off without breaking a tab
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STEVIE BOY
post 28th October 2018 19:25
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QUOTE(Nigel145 @ 28th October 2018 17:46) *
How did you get on with the speaker cover?
No matter how careful i have been i have never been able to get them off without breaking a tab



I must have been lucky, no breakage... coolio.gif
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dante giacosa
post 28th October 2018 21:36
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did you get to the bottom of the bouncing locks, Stevie?

I have the issue; due to a stiff NS solenoid.

If I lock from the driver's door- the NS side resists and sends the 'unlock' message back to the controller.

If I lock the car from the NS door (mechanically forcing the solenoid over) the car locks.

You can feel it on the door handles; the stiff mechanism makes the handle 'heavy'

I have already replaced the drivers' side solenoid. Remember- only the front doors are five-wire; and can lock or unlock the entire system.

Good guide by the way-


(Apologies- I just saw this morning your query on my would-be bumper removal thread; I will come back to this in the next couple of days, once I've retrieved the footage)
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post 29th October 2018 09:29
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QUOTE(dante giacosa @ 28th October 2018 21:36) *
did you get to the bottom of the bouncing locks, Stevie?

I have the issue; due to a stiff NS solenoid.

If I lock from the driver's door- the NS side resists and sends the 'unlock' message back to the controller.

If I lock the car from the NS door (mechanically forcing the solenoid over) the car locks.

You can feel it on the door handles; the stiff mechanism makes the handle 'heavy'

I have already replaced the drivers' side solenoid. Remember- only the front doors are five-wire; and can lock or unlock the entire system.

Good guide by the way-
(Apologies- I just saw this morning your query on my would-be bumper removal thread; I will come back to this in the next couple of days, once I've retrieved the footage)



Hi dante, I gave it all a clean with degreaser, then a liberal spray of wd40, but, the matter was only slightly improved (The handle springs back now). Currently the car is virtually unlockable, so I'm onto the offside now....!

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post 29th October 2018 10:02
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'virtually unlockable' crikey!! It can only be the opposite lock that is resisting the key then: or a duff core that isn't sending the 'lock' command to the relay.

I also had a duff line from one of the OS microswitches in the drivers' side lock.

I had lost a core through the A-pillar door cable boot.

I used Scotch 3M connectors to splice in a replacement core, and then regained full functionality.
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post 29th October 2018 15:07
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Stevie - FYI there are a bunch of workshop manuals in the section Technical > Manuals > Workshop Manuals.

These are scans of the original Alfa workshop manuals.

Here's a link to the document on doors & door trim... http://www.alfa145.com/upload/Alfa145Manua...0boot%20145.PDF

However - your photos are much better - so thanks for sharing!
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dante giacosa
post 30th October 2018 08:18
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hey Stevie!

lets do that interior swap; ONE piece at a time!

Just while you've got that door car off- here's mine!


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post 30th October 2018 11:49
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QUOTE(dante giacosa @ 30th October 2018 08:18) *
hey Stevie!

lets do that interior swap; ONE piece at a time!

Just while you've got that door car off- here's mine!



I will swap , plus 1,000? You should have derided it, because now I think it's valuable biggrin.gif
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post 30th October 2018 12:45
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haha-

you're on!
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