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The part of the vehicle body attached on hinges which closes and opens to allow passenger entry and exit.

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What is the best way to prevent my doors from freezing shut in the winter?

What is the best way to treat door seals to prevent the doors from freezing in winter? I noticed that the doors on both of my vehicles are a bit "sticky" this time of year, where the temperature is ...
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Will slamming doors shut damage my car?

I hate it when people slam my car doors shut, as I am convinced that they will bend and will create wind noise. Is it bad to slam car doors? Will it cause the doors to bend?
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What clean, non-sticky lubricant can I use for door hinges?

I cleaned the hinges of my doors and tailgate, the grease had attracted all sorts of dirt and turned black, tar-like and abrasive (metal shiny when I wiped the stuff off). I used a toothbrush, WD-40 ...
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Dent removal from passenger door

I have a huge dent in my front passenger door from where I was attacked by an elk. This dent has been in the door for probably 12 months as I previously did not care that it was there. Now I would ...
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VW Passat B5 Rear Door Central Locking Issue - Door Lock Actuator Replacement

My 2004 VW Passat has an issue where the nearside rear door will not always open when the corresponding button is pressed on the car key. When the other doors are unlocked, the faulty door makes an ...
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Controlling door lock/unlock via CAN bus

I'm trying to figure out how to lock and unlock the doors of a 2016 Mercedes Citan using the CAN bus via the OBD-II port. Is there some kind of OBD-II interface where I can control this with plain ...
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How can I fix a key broken off in a door lock?

This morning I tried to open the passenger-side door (of my 2001 VW Eurovan) but it appears to be stuck. The door is unlocked. I can pull the handle, but apparently not far enough to operate the ...
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2006 Honda Odyssey sliding door stuck at *top*

Yesterday I replaced the roller assembly in the left-side sliding door of my 2006 Honda Odyssey, because it had been sticking and not rolling very well. One of the white rollers was indeed shattered ...
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How do you open a locked door when the unlocking mechanism is jammed?

I have a 1997 Toyota Corolla that I've been keeping as a spare/project car. Although the car runs reliably, it will need a new engine (it seems to be burning coolant), but until I get around to that, ...
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How to remove a small dent in the front door of the car? [closed]

Recently, a guy came and crashed into my vehicle's front door in the parking lot. My vehicle now has a small but easily noticeable dent. Is there a way to remove the dent in a easy and really cheap ...
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2004 VW Passat B5.5 - Is one of my heated wing mirrors actually broken?

I have been having an issue recently which may or may not be related to this other problem that I have been having regarding the heating element in the left wing mirror on my car. I have that with ...
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Is it possible to remove the Pontiac Vibe's rear door handle from the outside?

I'm not sure if repair/maintenance questions for rust prevention/slowdown are all right. Anyhow, here it goes. I'm sure you'll tell me. My '03 Pontiac Vibe is showing the first signs of rust ('03! I'...
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Doors lock from fob, then unlock themselves

I have a 2002 S-Type Jaguar. When I hit the door lock button on the remote, they lock, then they all open back up in a few seconds. I can't keep them locked. What is causing this? Can anyone help me? ...
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Doors won't stay open

My terminology is a bit lacking so please bear with me. The doors on my 2004 Toyota RAV4 are very loose and will only stay open if I'm parked on a flat or declined surface. If I remember correctly ...
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How do I remove these electrical connectors on the inside of my drivers side door?

I have a 2004 Mazda B2300. I am pretty green at anything electrical or automotive for that matter and was trying to replace my door handle that broke off. I have almost removed the whole inner panel, ...
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Ford Focus door not latching closed at freezing temperatures

I recently bought a 2007 Ford Focus. This morning was the first time the car was in freezing temperatures since I have owned it and after unlocking the door and opening it the door latch would not ...
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How do I diagnose opened door indicator problem on a Honda Civic 1.8Vti Aerodeck

The opened door light indicator flashes at random rate when I drive. This also randomly triggers the alarm system that I had to disconnect. I have removed every door switches. No differences. ...
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What is the point of automatically locking doors?

What is the point of having the car doors automatically lock once the vehicle reaches a minimum speed? My initial though on hearing about this "feature" 15+ years ago was that the manufacturers had ...
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What does an actuator part look like?

I found out that one of my actuators is broken. I found this part corresponding to the door that needs to be fixed. It's called 'door latch', so not sure if this contains the actuator. I'd appreciate ...
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Suzuki Esteem door repair

2 of the doors are broken: passenger and rear-driver. Broken as in they can only be opened from the inside. Additionally the driver rear door has the child safety lock enabled -- so i can't even open ...
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Tuning van side-door

My Iveco 35c18 (2010) van has this kind of side door It closes by inserting these pins into these 'holes' However, the door is slightly below its proper position Here's the upper door axis And ...
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2010 Ford Taurus keypad panel pulling away

I just bought the car and in process of discussing the issue I have with the door keypad panel pulling away. The dealer promised to get a garage(close to my house) to fix it for me but I'd like to ...
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Stuck storage compartment door

I have a 2008 Chevy HHR with a stuck dash storage compartment door. I've tried to pry it open with a screwdriver and I've tried to push the obstruction out with some wire. I have no idea how to get it ...
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Broken 2009 Town and Country power sliding door

The passenger side power sliding door will not work aside from manually opening closing it. The wire enclosure appears to be ok, it seems to be an issue with the components toward the back of the door ...
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Best Way to Repair Damage to Exterior Door Shell

I am trying to determine the best way to repair some body damage to the exterior door shell on my 2010 Honda CR-V. I took a look at a bunch of YouTube videos on the process but most cover repairing ...
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Car door dented

I dented my car door while trying to turn into a tight spot. When I took the car for service they told me that the door will have to be replaced and is gonna cost big bucks. However there is no damage ...
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I lost a door lock wire inside the door

I was refitting repaired door lock and accidentally the wire that is used to push down the lever on the actuator (?) fell inside the door. I can hear it rattling somewhere in the corner but I have no ...
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Is interior side of a car door designed to withstand rain?

I'll start a bit differently: I forgot front right window half-lowered and the car was exposed about 30 minutes to heavy rain. I found the door and half of the seat wet from the inside, but circuits ...
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Remove car door lock lever arm

So I am changing the door locks on a 1994 Bonneville SE because they don't work any more (pins won't allow the key to turn all the way). My only issue right now is that I can't get this lever arm off ...
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Sedan car door modified - inspection issues

I am interested in buying a car where the seller modified the car door into Lamborghini-like butterfly doors. Will there be safety issues, so that the mod will not pass state inspection? Let's ...
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How to remove driver's side front door handle on a Mercedes Benz 2007 A-class W169?

I am stuck trying to remove the door lock barrel from the inner mounted door module on the driver's side front door of my Mercedes Benz 2007 A-class W169. I have undone the Torx T15 screw from the ...
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How to replace the door lock relay on Honda CRV 2005

I have a Honda CRV 2005 with the driver door power lock not working. Here are the symptoms: Power lock driver side doesn't work, but all other doors work fine, I can lock and unlock the driver ...
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Chrysler Town and Country Van Door

I have a 2009 Town and Country and the automatic van door will not open. At least one problem is a broken plastic part that holds the thin wire in place which pulls the door open. I am attaching a ...
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2014 Ford Fusion Front Speaker Replacement (Wiring Question)

I'm replacing the front door speakers in my 2014 Ford Fusion, it is the 6 speaker system(NO 8" LCD or Premium Sony Package). I'm looking at the factory wiring harness and it consists of 4 wires going ...
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Rear hatch always reads open

The back door in a Jeep Grand Cherokee (1998) is always reading open, even when it's closed quite firmly. This causes the vehicle to beep when the car is being driven. I've taken apart the door, ...
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Volvo V40 (2001) driver door won't lock

My 2001 Volvo V40 has just developed an odd fault. When I lock it, it appears to do all the right things, but trying the drivers-side door not only opens that door, but appears to unlock the whole car ...
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1996 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight: door handle/lock dented in, stuck shut

[Edit] Assume all the latch linkages are broken. I've removed some of the inner door panel, but there is not much room to work, as I have to keep my wrist bent. Is there a technique for opening or ...
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Passanger door central locking not working properly

I have a 1998 Hyundai Elantra 1.6 GLS and I'm having problems with the central locking. When I lock the car the passengers front door does not lock properly and it only locks half way but does not ...
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Squeaky door hinge cannot be solved

I have already read this post and it's not helping me. I have a 2015 RAM 1500 and both driver-side doors squeak badly when opening/closing. I have already tried the following: Sewing machine oil (...
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Fiat Punto Door Dent

I recently dented my Fiat Punto Active 8v 3 Door Hatchback. I'm looking into buying this dual suction cup to remove the dent. With the severity of the damage, do you think I'd be successful with such ...
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Adhesive for use with a foam liner under the door panel

I recently pulled a door panel to fix a broken cable. There was a foam liner behind the panel that had to come off to access the cable. I think this serves as a water barrier, so I want to make sure ...
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Automatic lock not working

2001 Honda CRV, when lock button is pressed rear PS door lock sounds like a machine gun (ra-ta-ta-tat) and door remains unlocked. Door cannot be manually locked either, what could be causing this? Is ...
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Battery implication to keep doors open while engine is off

Can there be significant battery draw if I keep the doors open while the engine is turned off? In my case I park a minivan (Town&Country 2016, although I'm asking more in general, not specific to ...
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Door handle starting to come out

The lock and handle assembly in my door (exterior) is starting to come out. (This photo is taken looking down at the door -- the assembly is parallel to the ground. The black gasket seems to be ...
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Mechanic says lock is nonfunctional from broken power window?

My mom's car was broken into 2 days ago, both drivers side windows smashed. We sent the car to an auto glass technician to replace the windows and remove the glass fibers embedded in the seats. They ...
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Can't unlock the driver's side door with the key

I can't use my key to unlock the door on the driver's side of my Honda Accord 2004 DX. It feels as though something is stuck inside the cylinder. I tried to clean it with CRC cleaner, but it still ...
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Door Lock Actuator Question on 98 Volvo s70

I bought my S70 about a year ago and have babied it since. When I first got it, the passenger door wouldn't lock, so I disabled the door handle on the outside to temp lock it. Now obviously the ...
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Van sliding door frozen shut

I recently purchased a 2004 Toyota Sienna. the winter weather is freezing my sliding doors shut. I dont think it's the locking mechanism freezing Because that opens when I push the unlock Button. ...
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Help opening stuck drivers side door on a 1999 Lexus GS 400

I have a 1999 Lexus GS 400 that has the drivers side door stuck shut and I can't figure out how to open it. When I got the car, the lock actuators were bad on all of the doors. While replacing the ...
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How to fix stuck electric sunroof on MkIII VW?

The electrically-operated sunroof on my Mk3 (1995) VW Golf has trouble operating under its own power. When I push the button to open/close it, it moves a fraction of an inch and then gets stuck, with ...
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