Door won't stay open - Worn out door check - Fix

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  1. bshef

    bshef Active Member

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    hope this will be a good /affordable DIY fix for Drivers door on my 05 that keeps closing on my leg.
    The part in question is apparently called "door check" (see Video for explaination)
    Toyota wants $80
    Honda Part $20 (see attached for part # specific to drivers side only)
    Waiting for part to arrive.... I'll report back after the install with outcome!



     

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    Please check the length. Or how much it allows the door to open. If it's slightly shorter the door won't open as much which isn't a big deal but if it's loner the door will open too much and can cause real problems.
     
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    This is awesome, I need one for my driver's door. Please keep us updated on how your installation goes
     
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    ..Good News.....$20 Honda part fits !!
    Hardest bit process was turning it just right to get thru the small access hole in the door panel.
    This part # below is specifically for the Drivers Door.
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    Since you installed it already you could check how far the door opens if the stock one is still on the passenger door you can compare the opening to it. Should be pretty easy measure distance from stricter to latch on fully opened door.

    Getting the part in and out is very easy after you've done it couple of times. I took them all out and in just to make dent on them to get them a bit tighter.
     
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    Here was my solution. Since the door check has a metal core, I just bent it a little. Seems to work.
    I took the door panel off, removed the door check and bent the end of door check up 25-30 degrees (see pic 1). Depending on how worn your door check is, you may need to bend less or more.
    Now, the door stays open (when I open it all the way) even with a slight crown in the street (see pic 2). Screen Shot 2020-10-31 at 3.51.18 PM.png IMG_20201031_131459.jpg
     
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    Toyota Sienna van of the same years works as well. Paid $35 for one on ebay. Holds it tight even on hills. But it does come with threaded studs instead of using bolts. So you'll need nuts with this part.
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