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#1 2019-01-22 21:17:32

Thepoolman
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Registered: 2019-01-05
Posts: 16

Side door locator

Hi guys, my side doors have a metal door locator about third way down which are both warn,  they locate in the door pillar, my door pillar just has an oval hole, or should it have some sort of plastic guide that the locator goes into in the side pillar?  Asking because when it rains I get slight water seeping through the top going inside the rear, I'm guessing locators being warn is not allowing both side doors to close fully.  Cheers

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#2 2019-01-23 00:42:19

Casper
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From: East Lothian
Registered: 2015-12-20
Posts: 1,207

Re: Side door locator

Undo the belt mount at the floor and take a few screws out the trim and feel about in the gap in the metal for the door guides. I found two in each side after buying a set. They are a crap design as are the doors. I ended up sealing my O/S shut and after hours of adjustment attempts got the N/S almost flush but water tight. Next step was to be a stepped door/gate bolt so at least i could pull tight and bolt up from the inside.

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#3 2019-01-23 01:42:17

kenbw2
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From: Bradford/Preston/Anywhere
Registered: 2017-11-26
Posts: 236

Re: Side door locator

Yea adjusting the doors is a pain in the ass. I found it helpful based on a previous thread (actually it's one of the first on the forum) to play about with extra washers on the bottom mount. But it really is trial and error and I've found very little skill in it.

It's definitely doable though. When I put my newest side door on it shuts perfectly. It's not a fun experience, but keep playing with bolts. Let the door settle as far down to the bottom as possible, maybe try shunting it forward, make use of the guides.

And yes, it should have a plastic insert in the pillar. As Casper says, they're normally knocked through, landing at the bottom of the pillar. I know mine are. Failing that they're on eBay for not silly money.

Good luck. It really is about luck.

Last edited by kenbw2 (2019-01-23 02:08:52)


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#4 2019-01-23 03:37:44

vaz2121
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From: SW. Scotland
Registered: 2015-08-31
Posts: 465

Re: Side door locator

Thepoolman wrote:

Hi guys, my side doors have a metal door locator about third way down which are both warn,  they locate in the door pillar, my door pillar just has an oval hole, or should it have some sort of plastic guide that the locator goes into in the side pillar?  Asking because when it rains I get slight water seeping through the top going inside the rear, I'm guessing locators being warn is not allowing both side doors to close fully.  Cheers


Funny we were just talking about this today and as said the plastic locator is most likely chewed and at the bottom of the door pillar and youu will get lots of wind noise and some water gettinng in...........

You'll want something like this..... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GENUINE-Citr … ctupt=true ........... if both are worn/missing ........

If the metal around the oval locator hole is bent (mine was) in kinda straighten it a bit makes holding on to new locator more likely

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#5 2019-01-23 08:26:10

Thepoolman
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Registered: 2019-01-05
Posts: 16

Re: Side door locator

Hi, yes I did check an old forum too, and thought I was missing the locator door pillar bit,  that's the part I got on my e bay watch list Vaz, which means I'm looking at right part.  Yes luck is what I'm hoping to have. Van has been a good buy so far even if it has only been 2 weeks tomorrow.
Cheers again

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