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    Hi Guys,
    Does anyone know how to get those door locking buttons back on the wire? Is there a trick to it? I took a few of them off getting the door panels off and havent been able to get them back on. Any help would be awesome!!

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    Hi

    The secret is in getting them off correctly there is a little clip at the front that releases the plastic insert that is ribbed - these hold the button in place if the are stuffed then life becomes difficult if they are in good condition just push them on if not try a LITTLE touch of super glue or PVA wood glue this worked for me many years ago

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    You need to move the locking tab (the gripper thingy inside the button) down to the lower position. Then slide the button over the wire & make sure tit fits back into the guide on the door trim. Then push the button down until the locking tab moves to the upper position.

    If having done that & the button no longer grips the wire, you can get new grippers.

    Not sure if they still stock them these days but give EAI a call.
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    another trick, do it while its locked, standing outside of it, with the window open. That way the button will be in the right position.
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    I had problems with this when I had a 405... so simple when you know, but a real puzzle if you don't!
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