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Removing a door trim panel

A typical interior door-panel layout, showing the fittings attached on most cars. Take care when...

Drilling holes in car bodywork

Enlarging a drilled hole with a file Most aerials need a hole about 3/4in (19mm) across. It is i...

Patching rust holes

Using a filler-fibre mixture Put the plastic sheet over the hole and tape down one side. Trace t...

Painting a car

Small chips and blemishes are best repaired with a can of touch-in paint and a brush. For larger...

Applying underbody sealant

Where to apply sealant On a fairly new car, covering the underbody with sealing compound will di...

Testing a dynamo and checking output

The dynamo is a simple direct-current generator with two output terminals. Connect the positive ...

Cleaning and replacing a control box

A typical control box Generally the dynamo control box is mounted on the front wing not far from...

Fitting a new voltage regulator

When you have tested the charging system of a car fitted with an alternator, and the checks in Ho...

Fitting new high-tension leads

Numbering the plug leads Before you dismantle, wrap masking tape around each plug lead and write...