N/s rear door

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stoker427
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N/s rear door

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Hi, yesterday someone reversed into my rear n/s door of my estate. Got told today of price and I know it will be scrapped by insurance company. I will want to buy it back as it is only on 82000 miles, has anyone got a one ?I am in the Durham area.
GingerMagic
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Re: N/s rear door

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I don't have a spare door, sorry...

However, they are a doddle to replace - I've bought whole cars before just for one or two panels - not so easy now as 406s are getting fewer.....

For the record, only an estate door will fit.

What colour is your car?
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stoker427
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Re: N/s rear door

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Hi, the colour is samarkan blue. They are getting fewer every month, I was hoping to get a complete one but can get a second hand skin for about £40/50 quid then transfer the inside parts of mine from ebay. Thanks for your reply.
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Re: N/s rear door

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No worries.

The internals are fairly easy to change over, mostly 10mm bolts, a bit of loom and a clip for the glass...
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1998 406 V6 Coupe - Midlife crisis..!
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stoker427
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Re: N/s rear door

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Thanks for the info, I might just try it myself.
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Re: N/s rear door

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Got a second hand door from a scrap yard in Northumberland for £60. Just waiting for the insurance people now .
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Re: N/s rear door

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Cool.
You need an extra pair of hands to swap the door - it's not especially heavy, and the hinges have a dip in the top for the door part to sit in, but having someone to keep it in place is useful.

I dropped my replacement door while inserting the hinge pins, and dented the bottom part in, which then fouled the bodywork.... I thought I would sit on its own in the hinge cups, but I was incorrect.

Let's say I was more cautious with replacement number two.. :roll:
1999 T4 family wagon
2005 Vauxhall Meriva
1998 406 V6 Coupe - Midlife crisis..!
PP2000 user, can help with faults / diagnostics in the Bournemouth area.
stoker427
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Re: N/s rear door

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Got a good guy to paint the second hand door skin and swap over my internals and fit it for £250 as a quote which I have said ok to. The car will now be classed as an N for insurance classification since it was uneconomical to repair and I bought it back. Its going in his garage next month.
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Re: N/s rear door

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Are the door mechanisms on the rear passenger doors of an estate the same as the front passenger doors, just need to know if mine is damaged from the accident I may need to get one quick . The door at the moment will not open from the outside but opens from the inside.
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Re: N/s rear door

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I honestly don't know, sorry.
It would probably be wise to pop the panel off and have a look at the inside of the handle - it's only a little tab that moves the rod to unlock the door

Offhand I cannot remember the layout and design of the rods so I can't give any other information.. :(

It sounds like a deadlock issue ( it's activated by double pressing the lock button on the remote, or keeping the key turned for an extra couple of seconds when locking the door.. )
1999 T4 family wagon
2005 Vauxhall Meriva
1998 406 V6 Coupe - Midlife crisis..!
PP2000 user, can help with faults / diagnostics in the Bournemouth area.
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