There are a number of common issues that mean the door card needs to come off – window misalignment and faulty door locks being the most common. The door card also needs to come out if you want to take the mirrors off properly or change the speakers.
First remove 9 allen/hex bolts holding the silver trim on and remove it from the door:
Next remove the top rubber trim. Prise off the two grommets on the end and slide the trim rearwards:
Next remove the arm rest cushion. Lift the rear end up and slide backwards to free the clip at the front:
Undo and free off the door release cable from the bracket by undoing the nut at the end:
Next, release the locking mechanism from the door. Be careful with the clip as it is fragile.
Next undo the screw holding the handle in:
Remove the screw holding the handle surround in place:
The surround will now wiggle free over the handle.
Next job is to release the door cable that where it joins the handle.
Remove the screw shown:
One more at the bottom:
The door card can now be removed by carefully lifting it up and backwards to release the clips at the top – they are metal so no worries about breaking them.
Re-fitting is pretty much the reverse but bear in mind a few notes…
* When hanging the card back on the door I found it was easier to position the top clips with the card slightly back. I then slid the card forwards into place once the clips were located.
* I put some Teflon lubricant down the door release cable as they can seize up.
*Take some time to make sure all the fittings are lined up before re-fitting the bolts – I managed to cross thread one and had to take it all apart again so I could use a tap and die to fix my fat fingers.
*The bolts holding the silver trim do get rounded off easily. Replacements can be bought cheaply from eBay: Ferrari Resources