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I have lived under the impression that they will not bend as the entire surface of the door that touches the body would hit evenly at the same time along the entire surface. If you put a bar at a point on the surface near the hinge I imagine that the door would become damaged. damage I would worry about Door internals Window components and arms to raise ...


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With difficulty ;) Remove the door card (interior trim) if it's not off already - this should reveal a number of holes in the inner skin of the door. Using a small mirror and a torch, try to work out where the wire has gone - it'll probably be in the most inconvenient place possible! You'll then need to use something to try and grab it - I'd recommend a ...


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Everybody will have a different answer to this question, depending on the money-value of the vehicle the sentimental-value of the vehicle how much longer are you planning to keep it when the time comes to get rid of it, are you planning to sell it or write it off how much damage is there on the door Basically, your options are: new door Probably in the ...


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As discussed in another recent answer one good method for paint-less dent repair (which is really the only DIY type of dent repair) is to use glue on plastic dent tabs: These come in different shapes and size for differently shaped dents and are applied to the dented area with non-maring hot glue. They are pulled with a handle or slide hammer and can be ...


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Roll the window up and pull the door panel, using various sized wood sticks (long ones for leverage) attempt to push or massage out as much of the dent as possible. You can gently use a hammer on the end of the wood stick to help with the stubborn parts, once you have done all you can do from inside pull the rest of the dent as best you can using a Dent ...


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The fact that you can here some noise from the door with the inoperational lock is an indication that the wiring is fine. There is a good chance that the door lock actuator has gone bad and needs to be replaced.


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Try using some graphite lube on the lock cylinder before you give up on it. If you remove the lock cylinder, disassemble it, and clean it, you may improve it's function. You should also be able to get the lock cylinder re-keyed at the dealer or a locksmith prior to installation.


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The heated mirrors have a restive heat strip spiraled around the back of the mirror. It works much like the defrost "wires" on a rear car window but since its a mirror, you can't see them. The MkIII Jetta didn't have a control for the heated mirrors - they were always on, and would fail more often than the switched ones on newer cars, but failure does ...


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PROBLEM As you can see in the photo, on the lock actuator replacement part for my car door there is a plastic part (left) and a metal part (right). The two parts, metal and plastic, are supposed to move as one unit. If the unit is rotated anti-clockwise then the door lock will be in the locked position. If the door is rotated clockwise then the door would ...


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You need to find a way to open the door, slim jim or other tool. Once the door is open you need to remove the lock cylinder to get the broken key out. Depending on the vehicle how hard or easy this is. The cylinder may have been damaged and would need replaced and re-pinned to your key, this would require a locksmith. If you can remove the lock cylinder ...


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It is not compulsory to repair the door as long as there are no sharp edges which may cause injury to a pedestrian. The main reason most people want to repair or replace the door is for cosmetic appearance.The side door on my business van has been damaged for the last 4 yrs but still passes the mot.as it still works and the expense is not worth the ...


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It sounds like either the solenoid that activates the lock has failed, or the linkage connecting them has come adrift, or there is a problem with the wiring going to the solenoid - the solenoid failing is usually the most common of these. You'll probably have to remove the door trim (either get a manual or look on youtube for a guide), in order to get ...


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Okay I have lived through this and replacing the seals does need to happen when this becomes a problem. However, seals going bad are not always the problem. Sometimes it is simply a matter of the seals or the metal they contact got wet while the doors are open then you close them and they freeze. The down side here is this can also ruin the seals. The hands ...


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One way you can find out if it's a leaking door seal is to apply glycerine to the door seals and then drive around to see if the noise changes or disappears. If there's no change at all, the sound is probably not coming from the seal. If it is quieter, or changes tone or pitch, then there's probably a gap somewhere. By applying the glycerine to only part of ...


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As Zaid says, the window regulator does not have any connection with the door lock control. What I suspect has happened is that they had to disconnect the door locks from the inside handle in order to remove the door card (the inner cover on the door), and in doing so they broke something and are trying to avoid paying to repair it. I would suggest ...


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The electrical window regulator is exactly what the name suggests; it is responsible for providing a frame which the window glass can slide up and down on and house the window motor. If the door lock does not work any more it is highly unlikely that the window regulator is to blame. Under normal circumstances, window regulators do not "fly apart" when ...


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Sometimes an unopened can of beans wrapped around a tshirt works wonders. Just roll it slowly and softly over the dent for a little bit. It should start to com out slowly. If you feel lucky, you can use a heat gun to heat the sheetmetal from the inside out (the inside of the door with no paint) and then roll the can. It works, but you need to be patient. ...


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It looks like the only option other than an aftermarket system would be to goto a Toyota dealer or a independent shop with the Toyota TechStream Software and to enable this feature. It looks like this option should be on by default but was never setup or was disabled for some reason. Edit: It looks you may be able to do this from the Multi-Display. SET ...


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Don't know if this would be the best way to attack the problem, but here's what I would do. Remove the interior door handle and fiddle with the linkage trying to get the door to open. If that does not work, remove that passenger's seat so you have room to work. Remove the door cover. Hopefully this can be done with the door closed. Even if you can't get ...


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You've got a broken or dislodged linkage in the lock mechanism. If you remove the door card (the interior door trim), you should be able to get at it, and reconnect or replace it.


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Use a simple household drain unblocking plunger. Simply suck it back out. Works 90% of the time :)


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An actuator is an electo-mechanical part. If you take apart your door, it will likely be a small plastic box with power supplied to it, and will have a plunger that moves in/out when door is electronically or physically locked/unlocked. In your image, it looks like that piece may be integrated directly into to the door latch shown (since there is a ...


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If adhesive was used by Ford in the first place, I would say that is fine. I'm not sure what is original, so this isn't a great answer, but it felt like more than a comment. I had a trim piece repaired by a body shop and they used glue, but the OEM solution was plastic clips (that they had broken...). The glue failed after a year, and I had to go back and ...


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If it's the soft rubber seal, try something like Shoe Goo. It will mend the two ends together. It will seal them back together so the rubber is still pliable and will still seal. Be careful not to create a large lump at the glue site or you'll create an area where water can leak in (use only as much as you need to get the pieces to stick together). Also, you'...


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This is a common 2005-2009 Prius problem. Prius Chat gives a good explanation on how to change them. I recommend you don't get replacement parts from salvage yard. I did this and the door stops again wore out in a few months. It's a pain when the door keeps shutting on you while you unload groceries. I wish there was an affordable aftermarket solution ...


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Try to push the door closed and pull the latch to see if that open it. Sometimes if you over stuff the compartment it will close and be pushed so tightly against the door it cannot unlatch. By pushing on the door you are relieving pressure and allowing the latch to open.


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Without knowing which vehicle this is for it will be difficult to provide specific help for your situation. However, based on the description, there is a good chance the that the cable which attaches the interior door handle to the door lock actuator has not been reattached properly.


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Opening the door with the child lock on if the door handle on the outside is broken is quite simple. You'll need two things... a flashlight and either a 6-10 inch pick with a right angle or hook type tip or you can fashion yourself one out of a coat hanger. When making one yourself, make sure its long enough to fit entirely in your palm with about 6-8 inch ...



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