I have a 84 Quattro, the other day I opened the passenger door and a bolt
fell out. It came out of a hole next to the door latch. It has a large
philipps head, 15mm, looks to be 7 mm dia x 10 mm long. If you have a
Chilton manuel, check Chap 12, Bodywork and fittings, picture 8.1 Front Door
Lock - you will see a hole in the middle right of the picture, exactly where
the bolt came from. When I shake the door there is a definite rattle in it,
just want to know if it is something that I need to repair - it means taking
off the whole panel to get at what it attaches too...
... and it holds the door handle on. Just screw it back into the hole. I
used to use a strong magnet on the screwdriver to hold it while I got it
threaded, but that's a PITA keeping it from sticking to the doorskin
instead. Now, I just use a screwdriver with the biggest Phillips tip I have
and it pretty much stays put, but you need a steady hand. If you drop it,
*then* you'll be taking off the inner door panel.
OTOH, that cheap potmetal POS door latch assembly might have broken, in
which case you'll need a new one. But keep the screw anyway. You'll need
it. There's also *supposed* to be a rubber cover on that hole; not that it
(Been there; fixed that)
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