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Broken door hinge pin - replace?

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Drivers door is very clunky on the Lupo - initially thought it was the strap, but its actually the bottom door pin. The pin moves around inside its seat, causing the door not to close smoothly..

We tried to take the pin out, but it wont budge. Is the easiest solution to replace the whole hinge?

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Cut the door off.... why do you need it anyway? and it saves weight

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Think you need to replace the check strap, they are £15.50 from VW. There is a topic in the how to section.

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Think you need to replace the check strap, they are £15.50 from VW. There is a topic in the how to section.

I think he's talking about the door pin.

Lupo's door's are horrid.

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Yeah check strap seems ok, its just the door pin thats the problem. Looks like a new hinge is required...

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Door hinge, left side same top and bottom

6E0 831 401 C

under £10+vat

Might need some spline sockets.

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10quid for the door hinge, an al have a looky for the spline today for size, bottem hinge is a easy fix, but if its top passenger nightmare,

an the design has changed,

it dosent have those screws in that you tighten to the pin its now sealed,

hope this helps an al dig the spline out

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Door hinge, left side same top and bottom

6E0 831 401 C

under £10+vat

Might need some spline sockets.

Fantastic, thanks :)

And you say "Left side" ? I was after the drivers side, if its different.

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Fantastic, thanks :)

And you say "Left side" ? I was after the drivers side, if its different.

OK seems I had a bit of a moment.......

6E0 831 402 C Right side.

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hi, just notice that my drivers side lower door hinge is rocking when you open and close it. did this fix work and can you just change the pin, as i don't want to change the hinge******i.e new hinge will have to be sprayed :o

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Heyy :)

i had the same problem with my 1.0 Se lupo ...

It was my drivers door bottom hindge

I baught a new one for about £8 or £9 And took about a hour to fit

If i was you i would use two people to do this makes it alot easyer :)

and you have to replace the whole hinge not just the pin

hope this helps

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forgotten to mention Put tape on the door to stop scratching when you try taking the bolt off by the wing

forgotten to mention Put tape on the door to stop scratching when you try taking the bolt off by the wing

if you need me to tell you how pm me :)

forgotten to mention Put tape on the door to stop scratching when you try taking the bolt off by the wing

if you need Help pm me :)

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many thanks, did you both have the new door hinge sprayed to match the car or do the come in primer.....

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I also have this problem. i was going to look at changing the pin but if the hinge is that cheap ill change the whole lot.

As above i take it they come in primer?

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You cant just buy the pin from VW, got to buy the whole hinge, cheap enough just a bit of a pain taking the door off!

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TPS sell the hinge pin for under £1 so worth replacing this as it may be a cheep fix doing mine next week 

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Holy thread resurrection!

but useful.

Got a part number at tps?

£22 for complete lower hinge from vdubs. Not primed. Just bare steel, covered in oil/rust preventer.

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