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Cold air around door handles

Jay B

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Oct 14, 2023
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I've seen a few comments about cold air coming in around the door handles. Mine had quite a bit of cold air coming in, easy to feel because it's only 7 degrees. I figured it had to be coming in from the void around the door catches. I stuffed them full of paper towels with a screwdriver and sure enough it cut it down to near zero. I need to come up with a more elegant solution but this works for now.
 

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Let us know if you come up with a foam cutout or some permanent solution. I had not really noticed due to mild weather until the last week in Utah, but now it’s cold I can feel air. Now it is noticeably cold along door.
 
Let us know if you come up with a foam cutout or some permanent solution. I had not really noticed due to mild weather until the last week in Utah, but now it’s cold I can feel air. Now it is noticeably cold along door.
This is what I used, mostly because it was the right width and I had it in the cabinet. Any type of weather stripping or foam wide and long enough should work. I made it about 1" longer each way and notched out the middle for the latch. I fitted the latch notch first then pushed the gasket down below the opening then above it. Then snapped the cover back in place. Cover is easy to remove using a small screwdriver at the top and bottom.
 

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This is what I used, mostly because it was the right width and I had it in the cabinet. Any type of weather stripping or foam wide and long enough should work. I made it about 1" longer each way and notched out the middle for the latch. I fitted the latch notch first then pushed the gasket down below the opening then above it. Then snapped the cover back in place. Cover is easy to remove using a small screwdriver at the top and bottom.
Smart. I like it. Will do it.
 
I did this right away because of your post. But still feel air around the interior door handle.
 
I get air in around my steering column as well, I put my hand where it gaps the dash and can definitely feel it. I have not looked into it to see where it might be coming from. Maybe something I'll check out this weekend.
 
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