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Driver side door handle and key receiver very loose. No

Driver side door handle...

Driver side door handle and key receiver very loose

Mechanic's Assistant: Is the key stripped or worn?

No always use electric remote. The handle worked loose a few months back and I looked it up on line, took it apart and put a pin in the handle to fix it. Now the part that receives the key is about to fall out

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Nissan?

2009 versa hatchback

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Hatchback yourself? What have you tried so far?

I tried tightening up the hex head bolt accessible thorough the side hole covered by the sticker. It seems stripped and won't tighten.

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Hello my name is ***** ***** thank you for your question.

Do you mean the door lock key cover or lock cylinder is loose on the drivers door?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Lock cylinder is loose
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Both actually

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
don't want to call

Sorry, that is automated..

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Got the door panel off and am looking at the insides now

There is only 2 things this could be. If you tried to tighten the hex to tighten the lock cylinder, and it won't tighten, either the lock cylinder threads are stripped or the bolt/bracket is bad.

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This kind of shows you how it's secured

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So at this point I would remove the bracket assembly and check it off the car to find out which is causing your issue.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I've tried to tighten the hex bolt but it seems to be stripped. Is there anything else that holds it in place?
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Got the lock cylinder out and it is stripped. Any advice?

You will need a new lock cylinder..

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What I would do since you have it out, is get a new one and take it to a lock smith to get coded, so you can then install the new one..

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
order it online, get from locksmith, or get from a dealer?

The part is a dealer item..

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
get it coded at a locksmith, then go to the dealer with the code and order the part? right?
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Just checked you previous response. I'll order the lock cylinder first, get it, and then take it to the locksmith, right?

No, I would go to the dealer, get the part, then take it to a locksmith to have it coded. Once coded, then install it.

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When you order it, it doesn't come coded, so the dealer would want to send it out to get coded. It's cheaper for you to just do it.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
got it. Just ordered it from the local dealer. should be here by Mon. or Tues.

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