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Does your 328 do this too?

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by donald, Jun 20, 2005.

  1. donald

    donald Karting

    Aug 11, 2004
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    When I shut my car doors on either side the door pockets almost always pop opn. I have to shut them all the time and it drives me nuts!! Is there a quick fix for this?
     
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  3. radioman

    radioman Karting
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    Sep 25, 2004
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    CHRIS
    on my 328 the door pockets are sprung loaded so you have to pull to open them. hope this helps. chris
     
  4. blu328gts

    blu328gts Formula 3
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    May 26, 2004
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    Spring loaded closed; pull to open...
     
  5. DGS

    DGS Four Time F1 World Champ
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    May 27, 2003
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    Worn springs in the door pockets are pretty common on 328s.

    They're a PITA to replace, so some people innovate alternate closures using velcro, etc.
     
  6. Theo

    Theo Formula Junior

    May 6, 2002
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    Theo Pappas
    The passengar side pocket was broken when I bought the car. I looked into fixing it but since you had to take the inside door apart, it looked like a royal pain so I left it as it.

    Never really bothered me since most of the time I was driving by myself.

    Theo
     
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  8. PMDDMD

    PMDDMD Formula Junior

    Apr 1, 2004
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    Yup, passeneger door side pocket has always been floppy...I usually drive solo so I haven't been too motivated to try and find a spring replacement.
     
  9. Ferrari 328 Euro

    Ferrari 328 Euro Formula Junior

    Jul 19, 2004
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    Brandon
    I don't use those "pockets" very much so I have little wear on the spring-loaded device. Mine seem to work just great.

    I hope someone has some further input on this topic as I have heard a number of guys who have/had this problem. I'm guessing it's pretty common.

    When someone finds out how to repair themselves or has any info on parts and/or labor costs, would you please post?

    Thanks!
     
  10. f355spider

    f355spider F1 World Champ
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    May 29, 2001
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    Your springs are broken on the door pockets. There are threads in the archives on how to fix them...not easy, but can be done.
     

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