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Door removal - How to

I want to remove my drivers door for a couple of repairs. Is it as simple as unplugging the associated wiring harness(s) and pass them through the inner fender/body area? Or do I have to remove the fender too? I replaced the hinge bushings last year and there was no issue punching the pins out. Thanks
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I pulled doors on a 944. I followed the wire bundle up under the dash and unplugged the connector. Came off with the door.

Not sure it applies to your 911.
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Thanks for the reply Bob. Well why not check the Bentley manual I thought. And they say to disconnect all wiring from the door devices and pull the wire through the door. For those that have done it, which is the better way? Thanks
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Removing the fender will not buy you anything.
I disconnected all the wires from inside the door and snaked them out through the grommets. It might be easier if you also removed the rubber grommet ring during disassembly. (Installation is the reverse of the above.)
You are lucky that your pin is so easily removable - I had to undo the hinges.
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Thanks Bill The task has been now added to the list. First order of business is to build a cradle to hold the door so when I pop the pins, it won't be going anywhere it shouldn't.
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Just kidding...

Driver side has 2 wiring looms: Both "reachable" without removing the fender.

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I want to remove my drivers door for a couple of repairs. Is it as simple as unplugging the associated wiring harness(s) and pass them through the inner fender/body area? Or do I have to remove the fender too? I replaced the hinge bushings last year and there was no issue punching the pins out. Thanks
Pretty simple. Just done it myself recently.

1. You can disconnect the power window plug when you open the door all the way. It's at the top of the cavity behind the fender. (see JJ's picture above my post)

2. There is a small wire you can disconnect from inside the cabin below the trunk pull.

3. There are 2 plugs you need to disconnect inside the trunk. Wiggle the cables and see which is which. There are two round plugs. You will need to pry out the grommets to pull out the cables.

4. I found an easy way to remove the door is to put a lawn chair below it. It's about the right height. Pad well with something. I used a moving blanket. You might need to support the door also so it stays upright if you don't have a helper. FYI, the lawn chair method also works well when you want to adjust the door. Use it with the factory jack and raise or lower the car as much as needed until proper door height achieved.
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Thanks guys, you have provided me with all the answers and guidance that I need. I'm working on it today, for sure, it's an inside day, horrible weather out there. Oh Spring, where are thou?
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Good luck. Let us know how it went.
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I'm happy to report it went without a hitch. I create a simple (but effective) cradle out of 2x4's and a 2x6 to support the door at rest. Drove the pins out and slid the cradle (with door) outwards to get at the wires. Of course the outer plastic casing for the wiring is brittle so I will have to repair it but it was not unexpected. And had you heard me talking to myself, "why not a single combined plug for all door electrical functions in the hinge area, just like the new cars?" Not all things old are as simple as they could be. Thanks again for your tips guys, it made the job trouble free.
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