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Land Rover Discovery: Side Panel Sheet Metal Repairs 'A' Pillar Outer Panel (G1770902) - Removal

NOTE:

The A-pillar outer panel is installed in conjunction with:

  • Front bumper cover
  • Hood
  • Front fender
  • Fender splash shield
  • Front door
  • Instrument panel
  • Windshield glass
  • Headliner
  • Side air curtain module
  • Front scuff plate trim panel
  • A-pillar trim panel
  • Front seat

Side panel sheet metal repairs 'A' pillar outer panel (G1770902) - Removal

  1. The A-pillar outer panel is serviced as indicated.
  2. Before commencing this procedure make sure that you are aware of all Health and Safety requirements.

    For additional information, refer to: Health and Safety Precautions (100-00 General Information, Description and Operation).

  3. For further information on the methods, tools and fixings used in this procedure refer to the body repairs - general information section.

NOTES:

  • Any joints sealed as part of vehicle manufacture must be sealed as part of the repair.
  • Make sure a zinc rich primer is applied to any bare metal surfaces.
  1. For additional information, refer to: Front Bumper Cover (501-19 Bumpers, Removal and Installation).
  2. For additional information, refer to: Hood (501-02 Front End Body Panels, Removal and Installation).
  3. For additional information, refer to: Fender (501-02 Front End Body Panels, Removal and Installation).
  4. For additional information, refer to: Fender Splash Shield (501-02 Front End Body Panels, Removal and Installation).
  5. For additional information, refer to: Front Door (501-03 Body Closures, Removal and Installation).
  6. For additional information, refer to: Instrument Panel - GTDi 2.0L Petrol (501-12 Instrument Panel and Console, Removal and Installation) / Instrument Panel - TD4 2.2L Diesel (501-12 Instrument Panel and Console, Removal and Installation).
  7. For additional information, refer to: Windshield Glass (501-11 Glass, Frames and Mechanisms, Removal and Installation).
  8. For additional information, refer to: Side Air Curtain Module (501- 20B Supplemental Restraint System, Removal and Installation).
  9. For additional information, refer to: Front Scuff Plate Trim Panel (501-05 Interior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).
  10. For additional information, refer to: 'A' Pillar Trim Panel (501-05 Interior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).
  11. For additional information, refer to: Front Row Seat - Vehicles With: Power Seats (501-10 Seating, Removal and Installation).
  12. Release and position the floor carpet to one side.
  13. Release and position the floor Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) material to one side.
  14. Release and position the wiring harness along the A-pillar inner and inner rocker panel to one side.
  15. Remove the upper and lower front door hinges from the A-pillar.

CAUTION:

Care should be taken not to cut through into the inner reinforcements.

Side panel sheet metal repairs 'A' pillar outer panel (G1770902) - Removal

  1. Mark out the positions where the A-pillar outer panel upper and lower Metal Inert Gas (MIG) butt joints are to be made. Cut through the panel as indicated.

Side panel sheet metal repairs 'A' pillar outer panel (G1770902) - Removal

  1. Remove the spot welds as indicated.

Side panel sheet metal repairs 'A' pillar outer panel (G1770902) - Removal

  1. Remove the spot welds as indicated.

Side panel sheet metal repairs 'A' pillar outer panel (G1770902) - Removal

  1. Remove the spot welds as indicated.

NOTE:

Avoid where possible damaging the NVH components located behind the A-pillar outer panel.

Side panel sheet metal repairs 'A' pillar outer panel (G1770902) - Removal

  1. Carefully separate the joints and remove the panel.

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