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Old 12-16-2003, 09:15 PM   #1
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OK I went on a drive today and opened my door it what felt like a 45mph gust. It pushed my door open like a sail catching a gust. The bottom panle on the driver door came loose and now I cant get it back on. When I look under the panel, which is still half connected I can see the white circles on the door but the "thing'* on the panel won't fasten. Mainly because I don't know how they fasten. In that lies the question. How do I get that damn thing back on? Thanks in advance.
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You can get the factory fasteners, but it'* a pita. I'd recommend the 3M body and moulding tape. It'* gray, with a red release backing. Very good stuff, designed for this purpose. Most auto parts stores carry it.
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there'* no way to just pop it back on?
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OK, I was watching the news and the gust were almost 80mph where I was, not 45 as I said earlier. I know it almost knocked me off my feet. All the same, I want to clarify my question, is the tape my only option less a total replacment or is it just really hard to put mine back together? Are my clips still usable?
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There'* a clip on the door skin, and a pocket that it snaps into on the door. If all pieces are intact (which I doubt), you can clean up the surfaces, and pop it back on.
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OK, I was watching the news and the gust were almost 80mph where I was, not 45 as I said earlier. I know it almost knocked me off my feet. All the same, I want to clarify my question, is the tape my only option less a total replacment or is it just really hard to put mine back together? Are my clips still usable?
Looks like the wind got yer sig bud.
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OK, I was watching the news and the gust were almost 80mph where I was, not 45 as I said earlier. I know it almost knocked me off my feet. All the same, I want to clarify my question, is the tape my only option less a total replacment or is it just really hard to put mine back together? Are my clips still usable?
Looks like the wind got yer sig bud.
yup. At least it was almost hurrican strength. (not really since it isn't a sustained wind) I think I may try to put it back together in the morning or do the tape as a quick fix. I'll break down for a new one. The GM part number is 88891135 for anyone that may come across this problem and looking for the same part. Wind is evil and travles the world
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Well I tried to get some of the tape you mentioned Will and they didn't have the primer or whatever the stuff is that you should put on the tape first. Anyway I could get it and had to settle for 3m glue for emblems and trim. It pretty much bites for this job. I got "a little" frustrated at this point knowing that a 350lb mechanic was about to try to get in this door, at which point the trim would be in worse shape than it already is, so I figure what the heck and line up the clips to the white cirle on the door and smaked the living *$%t out of it. It worked. I wouldn't exactlly recomend this to anyone as a how to, but when you have nothing to lose, give it a shot, literally. Thanks for the help all the same everyone.
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