Discovery 3 Side Door Trim Panels
Because we, the customers, apparently wanted all the variations and options to choose from when we ordered our new Discovery 3s, Land Rover Parts were left with a problem, how to manage spares availability for potentially hundreds of different door panels (just imagine all the combinations of trim material, trim colour, door pull finish, speaker arrangements, switches, etc.).
The Land Rover Parts solution is to ask you for your car’s VIN and, having referred to the archive build records, they then build you a new, replacement door panel finished in the correct materials and colours and with the right holes, speaker grilles etc. for the equipment fitted in your car.
The up sides of this policy are that you receive exactly the right panel, without compromises, in freshly minted condition and without the dust, knocks, pressure marks and water damage that used to be commensurate with long term warehouse storage of interior trim.
The downsides are that the panel may take anything from 2 to 6 weeks to be delivered from the date of order, plus Land Rover Parts are understandably reluctant to take the door panel back if you decide at the end of the day that you didn’t really need it.