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Doors won’t stay fully closed


tdskip

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Hi folks - very VERY belated happy new year to all.

 

I have a road trip coming up and would really like to get my doors to stay properly closed. They fit fine - which is the good news. The bad news is if you close then lm they don’t stay fully closed so the door sits proud of the body.

 

I know door fit can be a pain but in my case it is just staying closed as the issue since the alignment otherwise is good. When I lean on them it’s all good but hard to do that at 70 mph.

 

Old door seals so new fluffy ones isn’t the issue 🙂

 

Any ideas that you can throw my way?

 

Thanks!

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Is it properly locking just sitting proud of the door frame? Are you able to look the door when they are sitting proud of the door frame? If so you need to loosen the latch on the b pillar, move it inwards half an inch and the see if that solves the problem. 

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Hi Steve -  thanks for the fast reply.

 

I just realized I am missing the "kernel" rubber piece, let me get those on and report back. Might be that simple.

 

If that isn't it I'll give that good suggestion a try.

 

Thanks/

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8 hours ago, tdskip said:

I just realized I am missing the "kernel" rubber piece,

Yep, that'll do it.  Without the kernel, you have to slam the door so hard that you're in fear of breaking the glass.  I quick 'n dirty substitute is a short length of plastic tubing slipped over the stub where the kernel goes...

 

mike

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So we are referring to the rubber piece on the top side of the door lock mechanism..

 

hmm, I will check on my car. There is fair chance it is missing. The door will only close if I slam it


anyone know where to get a new one (just in case)

 

walloth and Nash?

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31 minutes ago, Bassie81 said:

anyone know where to get a new one

All the usual suspects have 'em:  Blunt, Max, etc.  Also Rock Auto has 'em for $1.11 each!  Look under "interior"

 

mike

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'73 Sahara sunroof-Ludwig-since '78
'91 Brillantrot 318is sunroof-Georg Friederich 
Fiat Topolini (Benito & Luigi), Renault 4CVs (Anatole, Lucky Pierre, Brigette) & Kermit, the Bugeye Sprite

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Huh - posted a couple days ago that I got these installed and it fixed the issue. Not sure what happened to that post, sorry.

 

These were the best $5 ever spent on a BMW.

 

If you don't have these - get them and install them (after letting them sit in near boiling water for 5 minutes).

 

Thank you all very much for the discussion and information.

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