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Old 22-09-2008   #1
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Fitting a door check strap...

Hi there,

I was wondering whether anyone has fitted a door check strap on the Doblo? This is the metal strap between the door and the body that stops the door from opening too far. The little bracket that holds the strap onto the door broke on my driver's side and, since it is all one assembly, I've had to source a replacement (which amazingly, I did easily on ebay).

When I unbolted the old strap at the car body end, the old strap fell into the body - not a problem. However, by the look of the new one:



I may not be able to insert it through the opening in the body and so will have to get at it from underneath. Is this is a case of undoing the wheel arch plastic cowling and getting in from there, or might it be accessible from inside the cab?

Bit of a pain but the MOT is coming up and I think I'll need to do it to pass! Thanks for any help.

PS I'm not really new - I posted quite a bit a couple of years back when I first got my Doblo, but lost my old account details.
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Re: Fitting a door check strap...

never changed one in a doblo but have done 3 in a pug 306 many years ago !! a damned pain.

With the 306 you had to take the inner door card and all the bits that go with it so as you can do up the bolts from inside the door.

They are a pest if the doblos similar remember the step by step for when things go back together
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Re: Fitting a door check strap...

easy fit....also about 7 from dealer.
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Re: Fitting a door check strap...

Hi,
I need to fit a new door strap on my doblo. Does anyone know how the heck you do it ! The old one has fallen inside and I cannot see how I can get behind to get it out and refit the new one
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Help!!! Tried to replace driverside check strap removed trim and found a hole with a grommet carring wiring to door is this where you fit the strap or am I missing something?

Any advice please.
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Re: Fitting a door check strap...

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easy fit....also about 7 from dealer.
This would be a useful piece of info as I am damned if I can figure it out.
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Re: Fitting a door check strap...

hi
anyone know how to fit the door check straps mine has gone on the passenger side and i aint got a clue how to get the new one on
so if any of you kind people can offer any tips or destructions on how to do it please

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Re: Fitting a door check strap...

[QUOTE=the jelly;2456335]hi
anyone know how to fit the door check straps mine has gone on the passenger side and i aint got a clue how to get the new one on
so if any of you kind people can offer any tips or destructions on how to do it please

thanku very much[/QUOT

If yo remove the kick trim and pull the carpet back you will see a large black gromet if i remember right,then the check strap goes through the "A" pillar,i did mine in about 10mins and also had it from ebay.

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Re: Fitting a door check strap...

hi
thanks richie thats great
will give it a go at weekend will be great to get it done just didnt have a clue were to start
thanks again
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hi
thanks richie thats great
will give it a go at weekend will be great to get it done just didnt have a clue were to start
thanks again
if u struggle give me a shout via email r.j.wallis@btinternet.com

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Re: Fitting a door check strap...

Is everybody check strapped up now??
i know the drivers side that i did was easy,but ive not done a passenger side 1 touch wood
But i should imagine its the same,there should be a black gromet ruffly the height of the check strap.
if anybodys still strugglin i will pop off my kick trim and have a look for ya.

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Yep passenger sides just the same,some wires go through the black oblong gromit the check strap is hiding behind this!
youve porbably done it by now though

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Re: Fitting a door check strap...

Thanks for the 'how to' to on this. Just in case it helps anyone, I would add when renewing the drivers side one:

1. The black plastic carpet (kick) trim is held on by 2 screws near the floor and a discreet 'pop on' connector near the top. The 'popper' will break off unless you are careful.

2. The grommet hole is not the 2" round one that is just below the fuse box door. It is the much larger one, 4" above. It has wires going through it and I could only open it enough to get the strap out/in.

3.Suggest you stuff some rag into that small grommet hole to stop the old/ new check strap dropping down into the door frame.

4. Also suggest unscrewing the black box that has some wires going to by the lower grommet. It it held on by 2 screws. Once removed, it gives your sausage fingers better access.
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