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My rear door on the right will not stay shut, 2009 club

Customer Question

my rear door on the right will not stay shut
JA: What is the model/year of your BMW?
Customer: 2009 club mini cooper
JA: Are you fixing your MINI yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I tried unlocking and locking the hinge works but does not stay shut when closed I think it could be the motor part of the hinge
JA: Is this your first time dealing with this issue?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: i just wanting to fix it and need to know what to do i did take the panel off and the motor part is easy to get to
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: BMW
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I still have not heard a answer
Expert:  HondaGuygold replied 8 months ago.

Sorry for the delay. Is the issue that the latches stuck in the closed position?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
No
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
The left side will lock but when I push the right side it will not lock back
Expert:  HondaGuygold replied 8 months ago.

So the right side will actually latch but it will not lock is that correct?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
no it want latch I can move the latch on the right side but when I close door it want engage to lock
Expert:  HondaGuygold replied 8 months ago.

Okay try this hold the inner door handle and take a screwdriver and slide the latch piece up on the door and see if it moves. If it does move then try to close the door and see if it latches. If it doesn't latch still there is an issue with the latch itself and that will need to be replaced to fix this issue. Let me know if there's any difference when trying this.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
no this does not work
Expert:  HondaGuygold replied 8 months ago.

Okay the issues going to be the latch itself. And anything prior happen for this issue like something slammed in the door?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
no slamming the door what I read on the internet is that I need to replace the latch which I can order from mini mania or could it bee something else
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
what do you think I need to do or replace first
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
still waitng for a response
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I still not had a response on what how to fix this prob
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I paid money for no help at from just answer I will make sure I let people know this is a rip off