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Hi all,

Anyone ever retrofitted door edge protectors? Parking in a town centre can be narrow and fed up of near misses on walls! 

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30 minutes ago, DEVSR2 said:

Hi all,

Anyone ever retrofitted door edge protectors? Parking in a town centre can be narrow and fed up of near misses on walls! 

I’d imagine the slots for the mechanism to fit are there regardless if it’s fitted, I bet it’s difficult to get a mechanism though. 

Wouldnt it be easier to fit some “fixed” protectors onto the doors? Not as aesthetically pleasing I suppose but not awful if you find some ok looking ones

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Yeah just checked , the mechanism hole is there capped off with a piece of rubber. The arms are average priced on the bay of e but can't find the mechanism, will have to try source the part number somehow..

I've had some fixed protectors on the car now for around two weeks but everyone I see them , they get on my nerves 😂😂

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Can anyone help in sourcing the part number for the mechanism that sits in the door? I've tried some online parts sites and can't locate for love nor money. Thanks

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15 minutes ago, DEVSR2 said:

Can anyone help in sourcing the part number for the mechanism that sits in the door? I've tried some online parts sites and can't locate for love nor money. Thanks

This probably won't be much help but I've been informed that the Ford Parts UK online store has closed when I enquired about a part so its now trickier to obtain part numbers etc. 

I've found two Ford dealers who sell Ford parts - Rates Ford and Arnold Clark Ford. I've glanced and couldn't find one for a Fiesta but they did have this for a Focus:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-Ford-Focus-Mk3-N-S-Rear-Door-Edge-Protector-Guard-2014-2017-1803903/273421338289?hash=item3fa92e86b1:g:dyEAAOSw3CdcZHBv

On picture inspection, my guess would be that the mechanism would be the same whether its a Fiesta or something else. Only difference would most likely be the cable length.

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Thanks @DG97, that looks exactly what I'd need but look at the price!! It'd make the retrofit nearer £250 mark. 

Might have to rethink this one or find 'nicer' looking fixed ones - wish I ticked the box now.

Yeah I asked FPUK a while back and they never replied, went on their site but there's no items for sale anymore so that's a shame. Got some good bits from them over last year or so!

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16 minutes ago, DEVSR2 said:

Thanks @DG97, that looks exactly what I'd need but look at the price!! It'd make the retrofit nearer £250 mark. 

Might have to rethink this one or find 'nicer' looking fixed ones - wish I ticked the box now.

Yeah I asked FPUK a while back and they never replied, went on their site but there's no items for sale anymore so that's a shame. Got some good bits from them over last year or so!

The part is a rare one so the sad reality might be either a new part with the high cost or trying to find something from a breakers yard. £250 for a retrofit using new parts is a bit too much imo for what the functionality of it is worth. 

An ebay search for anything to do with door protectors just returns the rubbish stick-on ones from the 1990s. It'd be good to see if you can find some nice looking ones as I bet there are some around. 

I'm a bit gutted they're no longer a thing, it made it much easier to find parts and part numbers to then throw into ebay and buy at a lower price 🙂 

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