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Old 10-21-2010, 04:54 PM   #1
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Door Adjustment Screw

Does anyone know what the door adjustment screw parts number is (torx)? i cant find the part # on this besides on this screenshot, and even then theres no part # in the catalog:


I was adjusting it and accidently unscrewed it too much and the screw came out and fell thru into the inside of my door. I really dont want to take the trim apart just to get to it.



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Old 10-21-2010, 05:04 PM   #2
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the ones that come with ikea furniture works...

4mm torx
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Old 10-21-2010, 05:04 PM   #3
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I think you might be SOL on this one. I think the adjustment screw is part of the actuator assembly, not a separate part. Looks like you're going to have to take that door panel off and do some door panel spelunking.
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Old 10-21-2010, 05:35 PM   #4
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the ones that come with ikea furniture works...

4mm torx
how sure are u on the size of the screw?
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Old 10-21-2010, 05:49 PM   #5
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I think you might be SOL on this one. I think the adjustment screw is part of the actuator assembly, not a separate part. Looks like you're going to have to take that door panel off and do some door panel spelunking.
hmm, i dont think so though. im looking at the parts diagram and the actuator. i ordered part 15 on that diagram. (part#51217049951)

i dont know if its the right part, but the parts dept person told me it is.

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That's not what you need. Part #15 is the screw that holds the key cylinder assembly next to the door handle. You need the adjustment screw that adjusts the door opening from the outside. I have an old actuator in the garage. Let me see if I can get the adjustment screw out and I'll send it to you. But you'll probably have to take the door panel off anyways because I believe you'll need to remove the actuator to reinstall the adjustment screw. If you unscrewed part #15 all the way out and it fell into your door then you have other problems because that screw is not designed to come out all the way.
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Old 10-21-2010, 07:47 PM   #7
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that screw is not what you need.

just take the panel off. it takes about 5 minutes.. if you're taking your time and drunk. Use one of those magnetic antenna things to get in there and fetch it so you don't have to pull the vapor barrier off.
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Old 10-21-2010, 08:07 PM   #8
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if u don't have one of those magnetic adjustable telescoping extendo reach thingies then just roll it over...
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Old 10-21-2010, 09:20 PM   #9
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yeah, I'll probably just work on it this weekend. I thought I have to pull the vapor barrier regardless to get to the inside of the door?

dermooch, if I can't get to the missing screw, I'll PM you for your screw. I'll even pay for your time an shipping.
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do I really need to take actuator out to reinstall the screw? can't I just screw it back in the hole
from the outside?
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I'm not sure if you'd be able to get that screw back in without removing the actuator or not. You might get lucky though, which would be great as removing the actuator isn't exactly the easiest thing in the world to do. Keep me posted if you need the screw.
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ok, i just got the screw after tearing into my door. (the vapor barrier is a pain in the a$$). the bad news is that i cant fit the screw back into the hole, the thick part is too big to fit through the hole. pic attached below:

i'm thinking i can just goto home depot and pick up the same size screw (which won't have the thick part at the top) and just screw that in. what do you guys think?

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looks just like the caliper bolt
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Maybe widen the hole with a dremel grider bit then get a plug that'll fit the hole from home depot?
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that's an idea if i cant find a screw of the same size.
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that screw is not what you need.

just take the panel off. it takes about 5 minutes.. if you're taking your time and drunk. Use one of those magnetic antenna things to get in there and fetch it so you don't have to pull the vapor barrier off.
Once you get used to it, you can get that whole door panel off in 5-10 min... just a remove a few screws, pop out the plastic clips, unhook a wire here and there, and "boom"...

As far as the bolt, I'd also say you may be SOL. You'll probably have to get a whole new assembly to get a new bolt. I'd just dive into the door and extract the old one... I wouldn't want that thing rattling around in my door anyway.

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the ones that come with ikea furniture works...

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Please tell me you're joking.
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*****UPDATE*****

I ended up using a dremel to widen the hole like DerMooch suggested, it was enough to get the screw in. however, i spent the next hour trying to get the screw to screw back in. i literally sat there for an hour trying to get the sucker in, it just won't thread even with a little applied force.

ended up putting the panel back on, calling it a night and told myself to live with it.

fast foward to today, I was randomly browsing and looked over the screenshot I posted up in the 1st post instructions. It says to turn clockwise to tighten the DRIVER side door and counter-clockwise to tighten the PASSENGER side door. Went out to my car and literally in 30 seconds had the thing back screwed in, turns out I was spending an hour screwing the bolt in the wrong direction.

DOH! felt like an idiot but you got to learn from mistakes. hopefully this thread will help anyone who would be dumb as me to unscrew that bolt all the way out.

thanks to everyone who chimed in.
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Good to hear things worked out Will. The reverse thread gets me too. Glad I could be of service.
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good job, i woulda gave up long before u did...
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*****UPDATE*****

I ended up using a dremel to widen the hole like DerMooch suggested, it was enough to get the screw in. however, i spent the next hour trying to get the screw to screw back in. i literally sat there for an hour trying to get the sucker in, it just won't thread even with a little applied force.

ended up putting the panel back on, calling it a night and told myself to live with it.

fast foward to today, I was randomly browsing and looked over the screenshot I posted up in the 1st post instructions. It says to turn clockwise to tighten the DRIVER side door and counter-clockwise to tighten the PASSENGER side door. Went out to my car and literally in 30 seconds had the thing back screwed in, turns out I was spending an hour screwing the bolt in the wrong direction.

DOH! felt like an idiot but you got to learn from mistakes. hopefully this thread will help anyone who would be dumb as me to unscrew that bolt all the way out.

thanks to everyone who chimed in.
Yeah i did the same thing, just unscrewed it and fell into my door. didnt wanna remove the vap sheeting. but guess ill have to.
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