01-22-2019, 04:08 PM
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: New Zealand
I think theres screws hiding in the actual door "handle" sections from memory, definitely is on drivers and passengers, would have to look at the rear doors on mine to confirm. Hopefully its just dirt and dust in the main locking mech causing the issue. At least with it exposed you can have a decent look.
rest are those silly plastic push in clips that invariably pull out of the cardboard and damage it leading to panels that won't stay snug and rattles. I suggest getting a trim removal tool set (pretty cheap and worth the investment) and using the appropriate wide edge tool with the slot in it to get either side of the pin to lever it out of the door, keeping pressure off the panel. First ones the worst, after that gentle pressure on the card allows you to see the next one and pop it out. Patience is the key if you want to avoid damage.
I cut the plastic moisture barrier with a sharp knife then tape it up with 2" pvc tape, if you choose to peel it off the gunk they stick it down with, be careful, it gets EVERYWHERE and is a pain to get off the seats, your hands, clothes and whatever other bits of your anatomy you touch.
2015 5 dr Grand Vitara 2.4 (daily driver)
1971 V8 HG Holden with 383 stroker 9" torq lok and TH350 trans (the toy)
Mitzi RVR 2.0 (not one of my better buys)
the 2013 3 dr GV is now the off road only toy
"Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear."
Last edited by 2013GV; 01-22-2019 at 04:12 PM.