Land Rover Discovery Owners & Service Manuals

Land Rover Discovery: Side Panel Sheet Metal Repairs Rocker Panel and 'B' Pillar Outer Panel (G1770927) -  Removal

NOTE:

The rocker panel and B-pillar outer is installed in conjunction with:

  • Front bumper cover
  • Front fender
  • Front fender splash shield
  • Front door
  • Rear door
  • Front seat
  • Rear seat cushion
  • Cowl side trim panel
  • B-Pillar lower trim panel
  • B-pillar upper trim panel
  • Front scuff plate trim panel
  • Front safety belt retractor
  • Rear quarter panel moulding
  • Rocker panel moulding
  • Headliner
  • Side air curtain module

Side panel sheet metal repairs rocker panel and 'B' pillar outer panel (G1770927) -  Removal

  1. The rocker panel and B-pillar outer 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: Fender (501-02 Front End Body Panels, Removal and Installation).
  3. For additional information, refer to: Fender Splash Shield (501-02 Front End Body Panels, Removal and Installation).
  4. For additional information, refer to: Front Door (501-03 Body Closures, Removal and Installation).
  5. For additional information, refer to: Rear Door (501-03 Body Closures, Removal and Installation).
  6. For additional information, refer to: Front Row Seat - Vehicles With: Power Seats (501-10 Seating, Removal and Installation).
  7. For additional information, refer to: Rear Seat (501-10 Seating, Removal and Installation).
  8. For additional information, refer to: Cowl Side Trim Panel (501-05 Interior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).
  9. For additional information, refer to: 'B' Pillar Lower Trim Panel (501- 05 Interior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).
  10. For additional information, refer to: 'B' Pillar Upper Trim Panel (501- 05 Interior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).
  11. For additional information, refer to: Front Scuff Plate Trim Panel (501-05 Interior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation)
  12. For additional information, refer to: Front Safety Belt Retractor (501-20A Seatbelt System, Removal and Installation).
  13. For additional information, refer to: Rear Quarter Panel Moulding (501-08 Exterior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).
  14. For additional information, refer to: Rocker Panel Moulding (501-08 Exterior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).
  15. For additional information, refer to: Headliner (501-05 Interior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).
  16. For additional information, refer to: Side Air Curtain Module (501- 20B Supplemental Restraint System, Removal and Installation).
  17. Release and position the floor carpet to one side.
  18. Release and position the floor Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) material to one side.
  19. Release and position the bulkhead NVH material to one side.
  20. Remove the upper and lower rear door hinges.
  21. Remove the front door lower hinge.
  22. Release and position the wiring harness along the B-pillar inner and inner rocker panel to one side.

CAUTION:

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

  1. Measure, mark and cut where the Metal Inert Gas (MIG) butt joint is to be made as indicated.

Side panel sheet metal repairs rocker panel and 'B' pillar outer panel (G1770927) -  Removal

  1. Measure, mark and cut where the MIG butt joints are to be made as indicated.

Side panel sheet metal repairs rocker panel and 'B' pillar outer panel (G1770927) -  Removal

  1. Remove the spot welds as indicated.

Side panel sheet metal repairs rocker panel and 'B' pillar outer panel (G1770927) -  Removal

NOTE:

Avoid where possible damaging the NVH component located behind the rocker panel and B-pillar outer.

Side panel sheet metal repairs rocker panel and 'B' pillar outer panel (G1770927) -  Removal

  1. Carefully separate the joints and remove the rocker panel and Bpillar outer also releasing the NVH component as indicated.

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