Door hinge repair kit installation

neo

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A few days ago I received the front left door hinge repair kit, 8Z0898021.
Is there a document how to install the kit?
I'm stuck on how to remove the current hinge nut carrier / bracket.
 

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neo

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Well, all it needed was a hit with a hammer a few times on the bolt head.

I always thought that reinforcement was meant for the upper hinge, but it's for the lower.
Upper hinge (seen from inside on the picture above) is held by two layers of aluminium and while the outer one, that we see, cracks, inner layer still holds ok.
Lower hinge has just one layer, but cracks are not visible while the hinge is in place.

I used Loctite 3455 to glue the reinforcement part in place and also secured it with one bolt, just in case.
 

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neo

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Hello
No, my door's upper hinge part was cracked and flexing, see crack above the hinge.
Have you checked hinge bolts, maybe they need tightening?
 

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miniswift

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I have just bought a car and I haven't had a time to look into it as yet.
I just cleaned inside with wet-vac then take out back seats to hoover all over!
I need to check if it is doing that or not over the weekend!
 

miniswift

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So after while, I have checked my driver side hinges...
It has play in top hinge and I have ordered 2nd hand one from EU as they will be passenger so lighter use.
I hope it helps.
Do I need to take off front wing to replace hinges or can I negotiate without?
 
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