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Land Rover Discovery: Side Panel Sheet Metal Repairs 'A' Pillar Reinforcement (G1770903) - Removal

Removal

NOTE:

The A-pillar reinforcement 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
  • A-pillar outer panel
  • Front seat

NOTE:

The A-pillar reinforcement is detached from the side panel reinforcement ring frame as it is not serviced separately.

Side panel sheet metal repairs 'A' pillar reinforcement (G1770903) - Removal

  1. The A-Pillar reinforcement 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.
  • If the A-pillar reinforcement is damaged in the area adjacent to the rocker panel inner reinforcement then a new rocker panel inner reinforcement and B-pillar reinforcement panels must be installed.
  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: Fender Apron Panel (501-27 Front End Sheet Metal Repairs, Removal and Installation).
  6. For additional information, refer to: Front Door (501-03 Body Closures, Removal and Installation).
  7. 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).
  8. For additional information, refer to: Windshield Glass (501-11 Glass, Frames and Mechanisms, Removal and Installation).
  9. For additional information, refer to: Side Air Curtain Module (501- 20B Supplemental Restraint System, Removal and Installation).
  10. For additional information, refer to: Front Scuff Plate Trim Panel (501-05 Interior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).
  11. For additional information, refer to: 'A' Pillar Trim Panel (501-05 Interior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).
  12. For additional information, refer to: 'A' Pillar Outer Panel (501-29 Side Panel Sheet Metal Repairs, Removal and Installation).
  13. For additional information, refer to: Front Row Seat - Vehicles With: Power Seats (501-10 Seating, Removal and Installation).
  14. Release and position the floor carpet to one side.
  15. Release and position the floor noise, vibration, harshness (NVH) material to one side.
  16. Release and position the wiring harness to one side.
  17. Remove the retaining nut as indicated.

NOTE:

Do not discard the retaining nut as it is used in installation.

Side panel sheet metal repairs 'A' pillar reinforcement (G1770903) - Removal

Side panel sheet metal repairs 'A' pillar reinforcement (G1770903) - Removal

  1. Remove the spot welds as indicated.

Side panel sheet metal repairs 'A' pillar reinforcement (G1770903) - Removal

  1. Remove the spot welds as indicated.

CAUTION:

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

  1. Cut the A-pillar reinforcement where the metal inert gas (MIG) butt weld is to be installed as indicated.

Side panel sheet metal repairs 'A' pillar reinforcement (G1770903) - Removal

  1. Remove the NVH component as indicated.

Side panel sheet metal repairs 'A' pillar reinforcement (G1770903) - Removal

  1. Carefully separate the joints and remove the A-pillar reinforcement, also releasing the NVH component as indicated.

Side panel sheet metal repairs 'A' pillar reinforcement (G1770903) - Removal

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