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The plastic/ rubber door hinge is broken and the driver side door will open wider than it should. How do I remove the interior door panel and replace the rubber door hinge part.

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Hello. Please let me assist you.

Your door has a broken 'door check', the metal box that holds the door check has a broken weld.

What I would do if I were you:

Take your vehicle to your local Toyota dealership.
Toyota is aware of this issue, and has issued a repair procedure.

Toyota will repair the vehicle at NO COST to you.

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