Originally Posted by ricky836
Messed around with mine for about 30 minutes the other night, still cant get it back on.
First, did you either get the replacement hardware or add a c-clip to the pin in the track. Once the plastic color breaks out of the piece on the door it will never stay put. The pin will slide in and pop right back out the top.
Second, I know a poster after me said you can do it without removing the header. I'm sure it can be done. I've seen people get the ring on the bottle in the carnival toss. Just not very often.
By removing the header and standing on a step stool or ladder you should be able to see the slot to get it lined up. I added a 1/4" or 5/16" c-clip to my pin. Then slid it all the way into the slot until it reached the back of the channel. Then I pushed the arm on the door part of the bracket back across the pin to hold it.
The arm came off the pin again on the first trip. So I did all of the above again, including removing the header to see and get my big ole paws in there to work and after I had it all together again I used a bread twist tie to secure the little arm so it can't slide off again. After replacing the header you can't see it. I keep meaning to order a new bracket to do a proper fix, but it's really not a problem. I've now towed 400+ miles over Pennsylvania roads without it coming out again.
I'd have taken photos but I did all this before I saw this thread. Sorry.