The drivers doors was closing with great difficulty and normally several attempts where needed. Also the was a nasty noise coming from the latch when opening like something scratching.
So it was time to take a quick look at the latches to inspect them.
First inspection shows the latches to be very dirty.
The plate on the B pillar has a very important effect. Of course I also removed them and cleaned them which was easy as there are no inside parts. The plate can be adjusted on the b pillar via 3 nuts that move freely inside, and gives several mm of adjustment.
When adjusted up and down, it is possible to make the door latch to enter and lock without scratching the B pillar plate making a smooth and quiet close. Also, if adjusting the b pillar in and out, it is possible to make the door to have no play once it is closed.
It takes some patience and a few minutes to adjust correctly easy plate, but it is dead easy.
Now both doors close just nicely and any friend inspecting the car will have a great impression.
It's a great 1 hour simple weekend project that greatly improves the daily use of the car and give a great look and feel.