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Hi John.

I can't see it being a 'welded' nut (it wasn't very well secured if it was), but it does sound like a fastening of some description.

Door check straps fail fairly often (especially during high winds), so they are intended to be replaced.

I'm not sure how you will gain access for your specific car, but I would reckon on either through the wheelarch, or removal of the trim in the footwell.

More than likely there will be torx fittings involved to allow access, and if you need to go via the wheelarch - you will find it easier to remove the wheel to allow the removal of the liner.

Having a magnetic screwdriver will also be handy if the nut has fallen into a hard to reach position.

Hope my ramblings help you in some way.


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