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    Anyone able to fit a check strap on Astra?

    Hi... just wondering if anyone fancies the job of removing the door panel on my driver door and fitting a new check strap...( the piece of metal that is at the centre of the door between the upper and lower hinge. It stops the doos winging fully out) I'm in Sheffield. Let me know if your handy with this? many thanks peeps.

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    i can talk you through it if you want. If you were in NI id do it for you
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    Thanks ace.. It would be great if theres some illustration somewhere with pics so i can see what im doing. It could be possible without pics as it cant be that difficult a job surely? but pics would be great...

    A descriptive manual would be great though even without pics

    Thank you..

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    Looks to be a simple bolt off/bolt on job.
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    Ill be doing mine very soon, its really straight forward from what I can see, once the door card is off it just unbolts and the new one bolts on.

    If you havent done yours in the next couple of weeks I will try and take some pictures when I am doing it.

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    Was going to say they are just bolted in, i have changed one for a friend. If you was closer i would do it.

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    Thanks a lot to everyone. Found the diagram helpful too SQ... Took me a while but managed to do the job which turned out to be fairly stress free.

    LOts of thanks again guys...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    Ill be doing mine very soon, its really straight forward from what I can see, once the door card is off it just unbolts and the new one bolts on.

    If you havent done yours in the next couple of weeks I will try and take some pictures when I am doing it.
    Thanks Bubba.. someone posted me a link which shows a step by step guide. Ive saved it on my pc but i think they got it from somewhere on the how- to forum.

    Believe it or not guess what took me the longest out of the entire job...

    Getting the annoying red plastic thingy out of the door pull! (first job)

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