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hi, I am looking for a foam rubber filler piece that sits behind the drivers' side door card, on the top front edge of the door. It could be something that will have to be made up of other materials but I would be interested to see whether there is an actual part number for it.
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Perhaps someone mave have a suggestion for another type of foam rubber to make it up, if LR don't have it.

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It doesn't appear to exist as a part but is it a squashy foam or more solid? I would think you will find something suitable with a wander around a DIY shop looking at insulation materials.

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Richard, I would agree with you. I thought it unlikely that it would be a "part number" due to its make-up, it is only a piece of foam rubber about 20mm wide x 25mm high x 50mm long. I'm not actually sure what the thing does but it is glued on with RTV.

I am going to order a roll off the internet, which comes as 20mm wide x 25mm high x 2metre roll, costing around £7. I can't find anything of these dimensions on the websites of DIY stores here. I want to get a foam rubber, or neoprene rubber, as similar in make-up as the one currently on the door, just in case it performs some really important, but unknown, job !!!

I would imagine that the manager at LR, with responsibility for production, probably just rang a local motor factor and ordered 50 boxes of a foam rubber, self-adhesive, strip to go under the door card. So therefore no official part number.

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I did exactly as Richard said on mine, just get DIY/hardware store stuff and get on with it! :-)

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I am very pleased to have now received a new original drivers' side door latch. Having had a close look at it I now think that when the previous latch was fitted, about 18 months ago, it was a spurious manufacture. The reason I say this is because the plastics on the lock that packed up look a bit different in colour and fit than the new LR item.

Also, there was no label on the previous latch, and looking at the new latch the label looks to be a sort of plasticized material. And it looks pretty hard wearing. I would see no reason why anyone would pull off the original label when fitting it to the car. So, I suspect that the old one wasn't original.

I also got a roll of self-adhesive foam rubber strip of the internet. The piece currently on the door is 25mm high x 25mm wide and about 50/60mm long. I ordered a roll of 25x25mm from a place called Rubber Stuff, and it looks pretty good.

All I have to do now is [1] hope that the weather improves; and [2] refit the new door latch !

Pierre3.