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My nephew swiped the rear door of my 2005 Camry backing out of the driveway. It left a not-very-noticeable curved dent that my (reputable) repair shop planned to pop out and repaint. They called and said they were going to have to replace the door because that sideswipe had dislodged the safety support in the door (they were completely surprised to find it). They are taking photos for me, but has anyone heard of this before? It is ridicules that such a small impact would cause such a major problem. Thanks.

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The impact described is in the door skin and has nothing to do with the door hinges and retainer . I am suspicious as to what they want to do . Get a second opinion first.

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first buy a tool from cdn tire or an auto store call "door panel trim pad" ....looks like a large bent screwdriver with a groove on the end ...this will allow you to successfully remove the 4 panel pins you will see after you take off the handle strap mechanism and the two rubber stabilizers on either side of the liftgate...then carefully pry back the panel on the side and you will see the first set of pins ...one per side ....wiggle the pad trim remover in so that it engages the pin above the moulded post on the inside of the panel and prey up on the tool...like a hammer removing a nail ...shouldn't have too much problem getting these off ...further up the panel again going in from the side you will see the other pins ...same procedure ....now all that is left are 5 snap in moulded tabs(part of the actual panel itself ...one on each side of the window frame position of the panel about halfway up the window ...use the tool again as a lever and they will come out easily ...hold on to the panel carefully as the remaining 3 tabs are in top of the frame portion of the panel and not much is supporting the panel now except you...they disengage pretty easily as well ...now the panel is off ...while you are in there put some extra padding on the speakers by dropping them down and putting 1/4 in foam tape on the inside lip of the speaker rim ...these rattle in cold weather ...when you are putting the panel back start with the top 3 tabs and the the 2 side tabs ,one side after the other ...then the panel will support itself while you direct the sabre ends on the pin fasteners into the holes in the metal door ...used my head to snap them in position ...then reinstall the stabilizer rubbers and the back strap ....hope it goes well ...nothing to be worried about after i did it once ,,,David Little Toronto

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No way to tell without looking at it and taking measurements.
It may be cheaper to replace the doors than to spend the time on repairs.

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