Patrol Rear door closing

Submitted: Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 20:13
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Have recently purchsae 2rd hand series 3 gu patrol the rear door dosen,t close properly unless slammed and will also pop if the other doors are close after . I have been told this is common probelm as I have flatened the battery once already during storage is there an easy solution to the probelm .
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 20:21

Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 20:21
New Boy,
I wont state the only solution to your problem, but an adjustment to the door catch might be in order.

I am sure that there are plenty of Nissan owners out there that will be able to give you first hand experience on how they fixed the problem.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie- Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 21:05

Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 21:05
Wayne,

That was very diplomatic of you to refrain from saying what you were thinking. LOL

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Follow Up By: cokeaddict - Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 22:20

Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 22:20
LOL roachie, damn right it was,
Wayne u did well mate !
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Reply By: Member - Roachie- Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 20:30

Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 20:30
New Boy,

Back doors are a pain in the rear end....get used to it!!! LOL

Mine has never popped open on me but it used to trigger the internal lights to come of for no apparent reason. I'm stuffed if I know why they even bother putting a switch on the back doors.....especially the big one.

Think about it for a moment..... To open the big door, you have to have firstly opened the small door. Before you open the small door, it is likely you had to stop and get out of the truck and probably left your own door partially open, so the internal lights would be on anyway.

I've got around the light issue, by taking off the trim on both doors and disconnecting the light switches. In the case of the big door, the actual switch is "hidden" somewhere down in the bowells of the latch; but you will see the wire coming up from the bottom and there is a convenient little plastic plug-in joiner. If you pull that apart, the big door won't set the light to "ON". On the small door, it is easier to get to the switch and simply pull the plug off the bottom of it.

I've taken the weight of the spare wheel off the back door by using a dual wheel carrier and this has a fairly good effect on the doors closing reliablity; but i still have to slam it shut to stop it from rattling.

Hope this helps a bit.

Cheers,

Roachie
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Reply By: Mick - Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 20:59

Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 20:59
Hmmmm .... had 3 Prados ... no rattles, no leaks, no popping open, no light malfunctions, no spare wheel relocation. I am so glad I paid the extra!
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 21:35

Monday, Jun 07, 2004 at 21:35
Yea, so's the bloke in the Paj club that blew the complete front end in his playdoe, $20,000 later it was back on the road, straight to the local nissan dealer, but the fool bought a 3.0 GU... From bad to worse.
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Follow Up By: Mick - Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 20:43

Thursday, Jun 10, 2004 at 20:43
Not a worry for me Trucky .... there's a 3 year warranty and I never keep a vehicle over 18 months. Buy the best and turn them over quickly - that's my motto - that way I've always got the best!!
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Reply By: DARREN - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 18:34

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2004 at 18:34
Have not had mine pop open but the top catch on my 2003 GU does not "catch" properly unless the big door is shut firmly or with the pressure applied higher up on the door, I think this is the squeak that Roachie refers to above. I was a little disappointed at first when bought my new car last year but now am not fussed as I know that when shut properly there is a very tight fit. On Cape York trip last year I had minimal dust ingress.
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Reply By: Member Eric - Wednesday, Jun 09, 2004 at 00:19

Wednesday, Jun 09, 2004 at 00:19
I bought a 3 L GU the other day and doors were out of whack . Light came on / rattles ect . Also noticed a hairline crack in the larger door ( atleast it wasnt the roof this time ) spent 20 min adjusting the doors & all went well till they come loose again .
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Reply By: andyg - Wednesday, Jun 09, 2004 at 19:15

Wednesday, Jun 09, 2004 at 19:15
Had the same problem on my new GU when we picked it up couldnt use the central locking or activate the alarm thought it was a faulty switch because no matter how you closed the door it always happened .Went back to dealer he ajusted the door catch in the driveway problem fixed.
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