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I've never used mine...I was thinking of deleting them but wasn't sure if there was some safety reason for having them or something I am forgetting. Input? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Is there really any purpose/use for our door lock pins? (carreragt7)

Its a good visual indicator to see if your doors are locked or not. Ha!
 

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Re: Is there really any purpose/use for our door lock pins? (carreragt7)

Ha you crazy a** what are you planning now lol <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Is there really any purpose/use for our door lock pins? (Modernman)

Just my usual antics of finding more stuff to make my projects pile up more. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> nah, my door panels are all off right now because of a project I'm doing and I was just looking at how much room on each side is really empty space used up by the panels: they don't have to be that wide. I was thinking that somebody's idea (V50's?) to do a CF panel or something like that wasn't a bad idea, but it is definitely not a priority for me right now.<br>I've just never used the door pins so I wondered if I could delete them completely (bump in the panel and the actual pin) for a cleaner look...
 

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Re: Is there really any purpose/use for our door lock pins? (carreragt7)

I dont see why not because they are designed to be theft proof as they can not be pulled up on with a tool like most old manufacturers used to make them anyway. They are really just a visual aid to show you ur doors are locked. However if your to simpled minded to not just grab the door handle and check maybe they shouldnt be driving a volvo lol.
 

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Re: Is there really any purpose/use for our door lock pins? (ForceFed Motorsports)

Yeah, I think I tried pulling it up once and all I succeeded in doing was pulling out the threading of the pin. On the bright side if I do end up getting rid of them someone can buy my Heico door pins, lol.
 

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Re: Is there really any purpose/use for our door lock pins? (ForceFed Motorsports)

Haha i thought about doinig somethinig with them but what lol
 

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Re: Is there really any purpose/use for our door lock pins? (carreragt7)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>carreragt7</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">On the bright side if I do end up getting rid of them someone can buy my Heico door pins, lol.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Pictures?
 

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Re: Is there really any purpose/use for our door lock pins? (jdsr917)

Well if you guys really wanted to you could just remove the door panel, remove the entire rod off the latch, and then find some sort of plug to fill the hole in the door panel... or buy <B><U><I>AJ's new carbon fiber door panels</I> </U></B> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> lol
 

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Re: Is there really any purpose/use for our door lock pins? (mad matt)

Pictures of the door pins? Or of the door off?<p>The door pins are aluminum with the heico logo on top. I only have two, never put any on the back doors cuz I hardly have passengers back there, lol.<p>And yeah Kyle, I was thinking of just taking out the metal rod for now, and looking into the CF door panels later this summer after I finish these projects first...
 

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Re: Is there really any purpose/use for our door lock pins? (carreragt7)

Well, they gave me a place to mount my 9mm shell casing door pins <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Is there really any purpose/use for our door lock pins? (Moofluffen)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Moofluffen</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Well, they gave me a place to mount my 9mm shell casing door pins <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>This I gotta see. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Pictures of the door pins.
 

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You should rig up an LED into the hole instead. Something that already matches your interior LED's (if you changed them from green). When the doors are unlocked the light is on (and maybe strobes??), when locked it's off. Should be easy enough to rig up. That'd be kinda cool...
 

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Re: Is there really any purpose/use for our door lock pins? (Moofluffen)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Moofluffen</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Well, they gave me a place to mount my 9mm shell casing door pins <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Dude, that fing roxs! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> I'm going to have to think about doing that now. Afterall i do live in texas <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I too would be interested in seeing these 9mm door pins. Also, a note to everyone out there: don't let your girlfriend around your car during a project. My door panels have been off for a few days, but I've still been driving and opening the door using the little cord that attaches to the door handle (think something along the lines of a bike brake cable system). No problems in a few days. 20 minutes in my car and my girlfriend effectively disables the passenger side one and somehow got the cord out of where it connects further inside the door. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> I think it was an evil plot to make it so I have to open the door for her...so now I get to take my door completely apart. Oh what fun...
 

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Re: Is there really any purpose/use for our door lock pins? (chrisasdf)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>chrisasdf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Dude, that fing roxs! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> I'm going to have to think about doing that now. Afterall i do live in texas <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>They're off so I can polish them up right now. I'm also considering a few other .... options
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>carreragt7</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I too would be interested in seeing these 9mm door pins. Also, a note to everyone out there: don't let your girlfriend around your car during a project. My door panels have been off for a few days, but I've still been driving and opening the door using the little cord that attaches to the door handle (think something along the lines of a bike brake cable system). No problems in a few days. 20 minutes in my car and my girlfriend effectively disables the passenger side one and somehow got the cord out of where it connects further inside the door. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> I think it was an evil plot to make it so I have to open the door for her...so now I get to take my door completely apart. Oh what fun...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Oh good luck man. That was the hell I was going through when trying to route the wiring and tube for the gauge. The inner metal "cartridge" is a pain to remove. The window track is attached to it, plus the door handle cable, and the locks.
 

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Crud. Any tips or pointers? I haven't found any real info on that in depth of a door take apart...
 

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do they make plugs for where the door pins were..... i was thinking of placing a clear plug with led inside and connectng to security light !.....
 
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