Seat Leon >> Removing and installing door hinge

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque wrench - V.A.G 1331-

Front doors, door components, central locking

  • Release lever - 3409-

Front doors, door components, central locking

Note The sequences below describe the processes for removal and installation for the left side of the vehicle. The corresponding sequences for the right side are similar with the exception that, where applicable, the scope of the process is written by yourself.

Removing

  • Remove front door.

Only with the hinge at the top, drivers side

  • Remove dash panel.
  • Unscrew the three fixation screws and push the relay support in the proper form to the side.

Only with the hinge at the top, front passenger side

Remove glove box.

Only with the hinge at the bottom, both sides

  • Remove door sill.

Continued for both hinges and both sides

  • Undo bolts -3- and -5- and remove the upper hinge -2- and lower hinge -4- on the A-pillar -1-.

Front doors, door components, central locking

fitting

Fit in reverse order from removal, remembering the following:

WARNING
  • Always replace mounting bolts for hinges with new bolts every time they are loosened.
  • Driver side only: before fitting the dash panel insert, adjust the front door.
  • Adjust the door
  • Checking panel gaps

Note

  • The markings on the pin that cannot be removed, remove with isopropanol or heptanol.
  • After installing or alignment, carry out corrosion protection measures on hinges and screws/bolts.
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