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Land Rover Discovery: Side Panel Sheet Metal Repairs Rocker Panel (G1770907) - Removal

NOTE:

The rocker panel 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
  • Front scuff plate trim panel
  • Front safety belt retractor
  • Rear quarter panel moulding
  • Rocker panel moulding

Side panel sheet metal repairs rocker panel (G1770907) - Removal

  1. The rocker 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: 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: Front Scuff Plate Trim Panel (501-05 Interior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).
  11. For additional information, refer to: Front Safety Belt Retractor (501-20A Seatbelt System, Removal and Installation).
  12. For additional information, refer to: Rear Quarter Panel Moulding (501-08 Exterior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).
  13. For additional information, refer to: Rocker Panel Moulding (501-08 Exterior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).
  14. Release and position the floor carpet to one side.
  15. Release and position the floor Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) material to one side.
  16. Release and position the bulkhead NVH material to one side.
  17. Release and position the wiring harness to one side
  18. Remove the front door lower door hinge from the A pillar.
  19. Remove the rear door lower door hinge from the B pillar.
  20. Using a combination of the new rocker panel and the measurements mark out the position on the vehicle where the Metal Inert Gas (MIG) brazed butt joints are to be made. Cut through the panel as indicated.

CAUTION:

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

Side panel sheet metal repairs rocker panel (G1770907) - Removal

  1. Remove the spot welds as indicated.

Side panel sheet metal repairs rocker panel (G1770907) - Removal

NOTE:

Avoid where possible damaging the NVH components located behind the rocker panel.

Side panel sheet metal repairs rocker panel (G1770907) - Removal

  1. Separate the joints and remove the rocker panel, also releasing the NVH components as indicated.

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