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Removing a door trim panel

Before a door-trim panel can be removed, the window winder and interior handle must be taken off...

Drilling holes in car bodywork

Drilling one or more holes in the car body is necessary for fitting extras such as an aerial, win...

Patching rust holes

If a hole in the bodywork is not in a load-bearing area, such as a section of the chassis,...

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

On a fairly new car, covering the underbody with sealing compound will discourage corrosion. It c...

Testing a dynamo and checking output

The dynamo is a robust and simple type of generator which was fitted to many earlier cars. Most ...

Cleaning and replacing a control box

On cars with dynamos, faults in the control box show up in various ways, some of which are descr...

Fitting a new voltage regulator

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

Fitting new high-tension leads

The high-tension leads from the coil to the distributor and from there to the plugs may start to...

Fitting vehicle deadlocks

One of the main reasons why so many cars are stolen is that a thief, even if inexperienced, can...

How to tint windows

More and more top-of-the-range cars are being fitted with tinted windows as standard. Tinted win...

Fitting a sunroof

Fitting a sunroof brings extra fresh air and light inside the car, making driving more of a plea...

Installing a cigarette lighter socket

Although you may not smoke, fitting a cigarette lighter inside your car could be more useful tha...