The rear windows in my car have been sluggish since I bought it. Earlier, 'er indoors had a bout of travel sickness and the ****ing thing wouldn't open at all so I decided it was time to sort it. I've removed lots of door cards over the years and they range from easy on a Mini where they just fall off if you look at them right, to a PITA on most Fords because they use 15 million different screws which can only be used in one place.
Anyway, Alfa 156 door card removal iz like dis:
1. Remove the little plug near the door handle and the little rubber cover at the bottom of the grab handle. A precision screwdriver is ideal for this job.
2. with those off you have 2 cross head screws and 2 6mm allen bolts to remove:
The handle and window switch will now lift out. Disconnect the plug and put to one side.
The door handle surround also just pulls off if you pull the handle back.
3. Next you need to remove the speaker grille. It just prises off starting at the top. With that off there are four screws to remove.
With the screws out of the way, the speaker will come out with a gentle pull, disconnect the plug and put it to one side. Behind it are two more screws to remove.
4. Remove the trim in the corner of the window. This just pulls off.
5. When you remove the grab handle, there are 2 10mm bolts behind it. Remove them next.
6. With all of that done, the only thing holding the card on are the plastic clips. Protect the door frame with a rag and put a wide screwdriver between the card and door and gently lever off the corner of the door card. Once one clip is off you can get you fingers in and do the rest. Once the clips have released, lift the card up to clear the lock button and it's off.
When putting it back remember to thread the wires for the window and speak through the car and guide the lock button through its hole. With that donethe door card sits on top of the door frame. Use your fist around the card to bang the clips into their holes. Everything else is quite simple to put back.
Gratuitous naked door shot:
If you need to lubricate the window, cut the membrane with a sharp knife then you can tape it back up. Masking or gaffer tape will do the job.