This section is designed to
give some step by step guides to doing simple jobs on your Noble. Click on
the small images to open up a full size picture.
Taking the door apart
One day my
drivers door stopped winding down, and the door window "flapped"
around when the door was closed. I presumed the window had come away from
it's runners so I decided to take the door apart to re-seat it.
1. Open the door fully
2. Unscrew the four screws
holding the speaker grill in place
3. Take the grill off, and
carefully take out the speaker
4. Unplug the speaker from the wires
5. Unscrew the screw from the middle
of the door handle
6. Unscrew the three screws from the
window winder and remove. Note: These are "hex" headed screws
7. Unscrew the
screws from around the edge of the door trim
8. Take the
screw out of the door "handle"
9. In order to
take the door trim off you need to take the four wing nuts off from the
back. Stick your arm through the speaker hole and feel behind where the
left and right upright parts of the door pocket are. You will find four
wingnuts and four washers.
Note: You may want to get
someone with skinny but long arms to do the two down the far end of the
door as you have to sit down on the sill facing the rear of the car and
put your arm all the way in. People with large arms can expect to have to
push their arm in and get the following bruises!
10. It was at
this point that it became apparent that the reason the window wouldn't
wind down was because the door "runner" (the felt covered rubber
runner) had come adrift and slid downTake the screw out of the door
11. Take the
two screws out of the window channel (note the absence of the door runner)
12. You then
need to take the plastic that covers the door (too keep moisture away from
the door panel). It is attached using duct tape - carefully pull the tape
The door channel is held in by two screws that are placed in the "arm
rest" directly underneath the door winder (I put the winder handle
back on temporarily to allow me to move the window up and down)..
You will also need to un-stick the "flap" of rubber from runner
13. Once these
have been removed, you need to cut the channel away from the door where it
is attached by some silicone sealant. I used a craft knife to separate the
door runner from the door.
14. Here you
can clearly see the way that the runner has moved down
15. So I
pulled it out, re-ran it in the channel and then re-affixed it using a
reasonable amount of two-pack expoy resin glue to keep it attached at the
Interestingly I found that the central locking wire had become entagled at
some point with the winder mechanism (there are cable ties that are meant
to stop this happening - but it had got "nicked" somehow) - so
whilst I was there I unplugged the cable from the central locking
mechanism and re-spliced in a new bit of cable
17. I then
re-cable tied the cable to the door - ensuring it was well away from the
is just a reverse of taking it apart.