How to fix Driver Side Door Pushing in Near Arm Rest

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Main Forum' started by GreenTerrorPrius, Apr 15, 2021.

  1. GreenTerrorPrius

    GreenTerrorPrius Junior Member

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    Just below the actual arm rest the door panel is pushing in, as their is no longer any support. I know somewhere I saw a video on how to fix this but cant find. Any help ? Thanks?
     
  2. Kenny94945

    Kenny94945 Active Member

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    Interesting.
    How/ what caused it to be pushed in?

    I could imagine egress with the drivers knee pushing on the door panel.

    I have no lead to the video the OP mentions.

    Yet I can say that many car door panels/ cards I have removed have Styrofoam backings.
    Once the panel is removed some inspection would be called for.
    Perhaps inserting some Styrofoam blocks or replacement of some failed OEM Styro will be a fix?
    PS if adding Styro, pay attention to squeak/ noise reduction.

    If the door card cracked/ broke some super epoxy and a brace may be another fix.

    Good luck.
     
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