[xj] Stuck Door

So I have been puzzled on how to remove my door panel on my
right rear door. The door cannot be opened because the lock is
stuck in the locked position. So I am trying to figure out how
to take the door panel off with as minimal damage as possible.
Im almost to the point where I want to saw the thing off.
I have a Haynes manual but that is vague at best. Any help
would be greatly appreciated!!–
1982 Jaguar Vanden Plas
Seattle Washington, United States
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Alex:
A bit awkward, isn’t it? you should probably remove the rear seat bottom
for access (two screws at the forward bottom edge, them pull upwards and
away).

The VDP door panel: first the armrest: under the front edge of the armrest
you will find a screw; remove it. Now tap (thump, actually) the top of the
armrest rearwards to disengage the pegs from the slots. Remove. You will now
see three screws holding the armrest to the door. Remove. Now you need to
remove the puddle lamp lens (and here you have to be creative; it is at the
bottom of the plastic portion). With the screw out slide (you may have to
pry) the lens rearward. There will now be two screws visible in the lamp
assembly. One is long and must be removed; the other is short and can remain
in situ.
There is a screw at the bottom of the map pocket (centre).
Now you are ready to remove the panel; unclip the panel at the sides and
bottom; you then lift UP on the entire panel to disengage the tab at the
speaker and the tabs at the top of the panel. It can help to have the window
lowered.
You will now have to disconnect the lamp wires (leave the rubber sleeve of
the bullet connector of one of the wires on the door side so that you know
which way to reconnect them) and the speaker wires.

On refitting it helps to bend outwards the tab holders on the door itself to
ease placement.
Good luck. Have someone prepared to give you a massage afterwards - the door
panel is not meant to be removed while the door is shut!

Gregory,
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
1966 3.8 Mk 2, Pale Primrose
1992 Series III V12 Vanden Plas, Black Cherry
2002 X-Type, 5 sp. manual, Anthracite
2004 XJ8, Ebony-----Original Message-----
From: owner-xj@jag-lovers.org [mailto:owner-xj@jag-lovers.org] On Behalf Of
alexsneesby
Sent: October-16-10 3:31 PM
To: xj@jag-lovers.org
Subject: [xj] Stuck Door

So I have been puzzled on how to remove my door panel on my
right rear door. The door cannot be opened because the lock is
stuck in the locked position. So I am trying to figure out how
to take the door panel off with as minimal damage as possible.
Im almost to the point where I want to saw the thing off.
I have a Haynes manual but that is vague at best. Any help
would be greatly appreciated!!

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In reply to a message from alexsneesby sent Sat 16 Oct 2010:

First get rid of the Haynes manual-they are junk.
Remove the rear seat cushion which gives more access to the door
trim and screws securing the lower part of the arm rest. Remove ash
tray and securing screw etc and furflex door felt trim.
Ideally make/bend up a right-angled blade and use this to get
behind the trim card to pull it away from the door shell without
damage to the card. This should gain access to the lock mechanism
and rods which you can then open the door by.
I don t believe there is another way.–
Paul (NZ), 86 Ser.3 4.2
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In reply to a message from pete09 sent Sat 16 Oct 2010:

Success!!!

Thanks for the help guys!!
Fortunately my rear seat was already removed (full
restoration taking place) which made the job a lot easier.

I seriously appreciate the help!

P.S.
What would be a better alternative to the Haynes? It has
proved itself to be garbage on several occasions. I’ve heard
many people talking about their Jaguar Technical manuals
which are on cd’s. Where can I pick one up?

Cheers
Alex–
1982 Jaguar Vanden Plas
Seattle Washington, United States
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Good work! The alternative is the Jaguar Service Manual for the Series III
cars; these are very often available on eBay.

Gregory,
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
1966 3.8 Mk 2, Pale Primrose
1992 Series III V12 Vanden Plas, Black Cherry
2002 X-Type, 5 sp. manual, Anthracite
2004 XJ8, Ebony-----Original Message-----
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alexsneesby
Sent: October-16-10 4:32 PM
To: xj@jag-lovers.org
Subject: Re: [xj] Stuck Door

In reply to a message from pete09 sent Sat 16 Oct 2010:

Success!!!

Thanks for the help guys!!
Fortunately my rear seat was already removed (full
restoration taking place) which made the job a lot easier.

I seriously appreciate the help!

P.S.
What would be a better alternative to the Haynes? It has
proved itself to be garbage on several occasions. I’ve heard
many people talking about their Jaguar Technical manuals
which are on cd’s. Where can I pick one up?

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In reply to a message from alexsneesby sent Sat 16 Oct 2010:

There’s a link at the top of almost every forum page to the JDHT’s
CD page on J-L:

http://www.jag-lovers.org/jagcds.php3

In UK at least these cost about �15 and include the parts catalogue
and other info.–
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proved itself to be garbage on several occasions. I’ve heard
many people talking about their Jaguar Technical manuals
which are on cd’s. Where can I pick one up?


al mclean '93 XJS 4.0 - '84 Daimler Double 6
Telford, United Kingdom
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