Roadster Door Panel Removal
Door panel removal for the Roadster
Start by winding the window fully down and remove the wing mirrors by following this guide.
Remove the upper triangle panel by removing the inside torx screw.
Release the triangle by sliding it upwards.
Under the panel is a torx holding the door handle in place, remove this...
...and the one under the wing mirror.
The door handle will release upwards with a wiggle.
You do not have to remove it totally, just so it's away from the panel.
Noting where the seal starts (and you can tell by the dirt line), pull the seal from the car.
There are 4 clips holding the door in place, you can see the points.
Push your knee into the center of the panel, this should flex the top of the door panel out.
This should give you room to get your fingers over the panel and pop the clips out of the channel.
You can jam a screwdriver in there too if you think it'll help, just don't slip.
Once all 4 clips are disconnected, you can slide the panel downwards and away from the car.
I have LSD doors and not the normal hinges. Chances are you have the standard hinged so removal of the door skin is aided by the removal of the front panels. You don't necessarily have to take the entire front off, you can just pull the front of the arches away to clear the door panel as it slides.
Fitting is the reverse of removal, however, I found that it helped to reclip the door clips
when the door was closed and some downward pressure, in bursts. You can try to do it in
the reverse method that smart suggest by pushing the centre of the panel in but we found
the clips didn't want to clip in all that easily. Brute force was the best method.