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Old 03-22-2008, 01:21 PM   #1
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Door Removal + Door Actuator Replacement. . .

THIS IS MORE FOR THOSE FIRST TIMERS MESSING WITH THE RSX DOORS. . .

You would think is self explanatory, but i did not know what was involved with the door removal and replacing of the door actuator. . . I would say the removal of the door panel is about a 1 out of 10, the door actuator is a 5.

Driver Door Actuator part #72155-S5P-A11 $ it ranges from $25 to 64, depending on dealership. (Passenger Door Actuator is #72115-S6A-J01)

First off. . The large arrows shows the sequence i went in. . The circles are the screws that needed to be removed.


Above: Remove panel behind the handle. Use a small screw driver to unclip it. Lift on the little tab and it should pop right out.
Above: Unclip the power to the door locks
Below: Be careful with these plastic clips (purple clip) to remove the rods
Below: Unplug the power windows clip.

DOOR PANEL SHOULD BE FREE!
For the Actuator. . .Continue. .
Above: Pop off the gasket holding the plastic in place
Below: Again, be careful with the removal of the plastic clips when removing the two rods, a gold one and a smaller silver one.
Below: Unscrew the three screws at the side of the door.

Remove black plug to release the shroud around the door lock.
Boom. . there is the actuator.
Remove one black screw from the metal plate. Replace actuator. .
Repeat procedure backwards. .
Good Luck!

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Old 03-22-2008, 01:52 PM   #2
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Nice man.. I've been putting off giving Acura the $100 CDN for the stupid door actuator for like 6 months now lol...

Thanks for the DIY, it'll be very helpful
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Old 03-22-2008, 02:22 PM   #3
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No prob. . i just did it this morning. .
it is not that bad. . Those plastic clips were the biggest pain. . i want to say it took about an hour and 1/2 to do. . . and that was cause i started to put it all together. .and forgot about the little black screw for the actuator. . i had to take it all apart again. . If you are experienced with taking things apart. .this should be a breeze. .
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Old 03-22-2008, 07:32 PM   #4
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I cant figure out how to get the door panel free from where it connects to the handle.....I see that you unscrewed 3 screws from behind the handle but how do you get to them? thanks
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Old 03-22-2008, 08:54 PM   #5
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I cant figure out how to get the door panel free from where it connects to the handle.....I see that you unscrewed 3 screws from behind the handle but how do you get to them? thanks
Behind the handle, there is a little clip. Lift the little clip up and the panel slides out. Use a sharp object, i used a small screw driver, and popped it out. . behind that panel are the 3 screws.
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Old 03-23-2008, 01:47 AM   #6
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Behind the handle, there is a little clip. Lift the little clip up and the panel slides out. Use a sharp object, i used a small screw driver, and popped it out. . behind that panel are the 3 screws.
yep I got it, does anyone know if they make lexan or FAL side windows for the RSX?
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Old 03-23-2008, 09:08 AM   #7
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I'm sure someone out there can make them. . but i would not know the first thing about going about it. Sorry. . .
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Old 03-23-2008, 11:40 PM   #8
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Good write up.
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Old 03-24-2008, 02:01 AM   #9
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i just replaced mine recently and removing that rod was a bitch.

i recommend some pliers to pull the gold rod out.
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Old 03-24-2008, 08:22 AM   #10
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I found that a small screw driver worked great for those little clips . . . that and my fingers. .
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where have you guys been ordering your parts?
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Old 04-01-2008, 04:48 PM   #12
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I would recommend the dealership. .
I see that they range in price from dealership to dealership. . Where i am , it was $54.00.
I got it off of someone here for $32.00 shipped. .
Ask around. .
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Old 04-01-2008, 04:54 PM   #13
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thanks man. +rep for you!
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Old 04-02-2008, 10:13 AM   #14
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good writeup, thanks man
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:31 PM   #15
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nice... now i just need a passanger side door actuator! ;]
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Old 04-02-2008, 08:32 PM   #16
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...

I just had my first experience removing my doors and it was actually kinda frustrating. I just started transferring my audio equipment into the RSX. (I just bought it yesterday.)

After tugging and wrestling with it for oh, an hour and a half or so (I wish I had seen this guide EARLIER! ) I got it hanging by one harness only to realize that I'd have to drill my own holes to fit in my Infiniti 6.25's... I don't have a power drill here at the house so needless to say I was pissed off.

I am without front speakers at the moment until I can secure a drill. At least I got my knees muddy and taught myself something tonight.

Anyways... nice writeup!
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thanks man. . before i do something to the RSX. . i try to look on here first to see if there is anything i should look for or be aware of. . I hope it helped!. . maybe a little. . .
GL on the drill!
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nice... now i just need a passanger side door actuator! ;]
That's the expensive one from what i have heard! GL!
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Old 04-06-2008, 06:48 PM   #19
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Thanks for the write up I just did this yesterday and it helped a lot. One thing to add though is you have to remove one bolt that holds the window frame thingy. I couldn't get the acuator out unless I removed that bolt so I could move the frame out of the way.
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Thanks for the write up.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to remove the 3 screws on the side of the door? I tried wd-40, but still no luck.
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Old 04-18-2008, 01:28 PM   #21
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I used my Dewalt drill. They came right out. . .
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I tried using a drill and it looked like it was stripping the screws.
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Old 04-26-2008, 11:50 PM   #24
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gj on write-up, my friend needs to do this pretty bad he control locks his car, then manually locks his driver door for like a month now. lmfao.
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I did it for about two or so before i just got tired of doing it. .
It really is not that bad of a job. . just be patient. . don't break the plastic tabs and lose any screws.
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