Opel Corsa B 1993–2000 Service and Repair Manual: Door - removal and refitting

Removal

1. The door hinges are welded onto the door and onto the hinge pillar. The only remedy for worn hinges, unless oversize pins can be procured, is to renew the door and/or pillar.

2. To remove a door, open it fully and support its lower edge with well-padded blocks.

Disconnect any door component wiring harness (mirrors, windows, central locking etc).

3. Disconnect the check strap and have an assistant support the door whilst the hinge pins are extracted. The pins should be extracted upwards, using a slide hammer, after removing their caps.

Refitting

4. Refit the door in the reverse order to removal, using new hinge pins. Gross adjustment of the door position is possible by bending the hinges or hinge eyes. Fine adjustment to obtain satisfactory shutting is made by turning the socket-headed lock striker (see illustration).

Bodywork and fittings
Adjusting a door lock striker

Door lock - removal and refitting

Removal

1. Remove the door trim panel .

2. Remove the three screws which secure the lock to the door shut face (see illustration).

Bodywork and fittings
Door lock securing screws (arrowed)

3. Disconnect the control rods and remove the lock. (In the case of the front door, do not disconnect the interior lock button rod, but withdraw the lock and rod complete.)

Refitting

4. Refit in the reverse order to removal. When refitting the front door lock, make sure that the tongue on the lock engages with the slot in the cylinder arm (see illustration).

Bodywork and fittings
Door lock attachments inside the door

  1. Remote control handle rod
  2. Lock button rod
  3. Exterior handle rod
  4. Lock cylinder arm

5. Check for correct operation before refitting the door trim panel.

Door exterior handle - removal and refitting

Removal

1. Remove the door trim panel.

2. Wind up the window fully.

3. Unclip the handle-to-lock rod from the lock.

4. Unbolt the handle from inside the door and remove it. Some manipulation will be needed to get the goose-neck and the operating rod through the hole.

Refitting

5. Refit in the reverse order to removal. Check for correct operation before refitting the trim panel.

Door remote control handle - removal and refitting

Removal

1. Remove the door trim panel.

2. Slide the handle rearwards to free it (see illustration). Unhook the link rod and remove it from the door.

Bodywork and fittings
Removing a remote control handle

Refitting

3. Refit in the reverse order to removal. Check for correct operation before refitting the trim panel.

    Door inner trim panel - removal and refitting
    Removal 1. Procedure is described for a front door; rear doors are similar, except where noted. 2. Except on models with electric windows, the window winder handle must first be removed. In the a ...

    Front door lock cylinder - removal and refitting
    Removal 1. Remove the door trim panel. 2. Release the lock cylinder retaining clip by prising it forwards. Withdraw the cylinder and associated components from the outside of the door. 3. The cy ...

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