Hard doors strap fails! 2016+ E4

Hey gang!

I have a 2017 E4 with hard doors. We opened it the other day in strong winds and our little strap snapped. Does anyone have any best practices on a replacement? I want to know whats the best way to access that little rod.


Hey I’m glad you asked. I have the same problem. My nylon door stop/strap broke as well I need to order a new one. I’m guessing the nylon broke down and became brittle and snap. The question is what’s the part number where we can order a new one. It would be nice if we could order online.

I’m guessing if you take the 8 point bolts out you will be able to remove the loop section from the door and install a new one

I think this is the part: 2686690 STRAP-DOOR,STOP $17.49

Same price at Polaris (https://gem.polaris.com/en-us/parts/#/s/POL//2686690/1) and Partzilla (https://www.partzilla.com/search?q=2686690)

Hey thanks for the link, I ordered one

It looks like the door panel has to be removed to install the strap. If so would you please assess two items for me:

  1. the possibility of adding an electric door lock capability to the existing manual locks or else replacing the manual locks with ones that have electric capability. I have the remote control – just need a lock solution.

  2. the feasibility of adding sound damping mats (eg, Design Engineering 050210 Boom Mat Sound 2mm Damping Material with Adhesive Backing). Conceerns include interference with window operation.


Good Morning,

How do you remove the entire door correctly after removing the strap and pin without damaging the hinge etc?


Sound dampening would be a nice addition to the insides of the factory doors.

As far as a strap for the door. I’m gonna use some Velcro and make a loop and then just Sew it where the 2 pieces of Velcro overlap I have Velcro that’s double sided. One side is the “Hook” and the underside is the “Loop” Should work good.