Volkswagen Eurovan / T4 - MV & MV Weekender Rear Seat Access Panel Doors - Replacement Panel Kit (replaces part number 7D0 868 231 A - "flap")
Fall 2021 Update: Production of this product is currently on hold due to fact that our parent company is in the midst of the lengthy and involved process of executing an exit out of California (it's taking forever!). We do intend to get this product line (and others) back into production once we're moved and settled in a new state (hopefully sometime in 2022).
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Replacement panel kit for Eurovan MV and MV Weekender rear seat access panel doors. Consists of two replacement panels, and four metal clips that replace the OEM latches in the frame.
The original OEM Eurovan / T4 MV and MV Weekender panels are Volkswagen part number 7D0 868 231 A, and are classic NLA (No Longer Available) parts. When they were available, they sold for ~$70 for a single panel. We are offering these TWO-panel replacement panel kits for $125 plus $8 shipping and handling (lower 48 states).
The OEM panels had two functional weak spots: 1) the tabs on the back that held them in place broke off easily, rendering them useless, 2) the "handles" on the front would often separate from the panel and get lost. We also thought they could benefit from having a little more "heft" to them, and a cleaner design on their back side.
This design represents our attempt to improve on the original design, while offering Eurovan / T4 MV owners a viable option for replacing the missing panels they may need for their vehicle. Our one-piece panel design has no separate handle part that can come loose, and the magnetic latch used in our design is simpler and doesn't have tabs that break.
Please note these panels are currently individually hand-cast using low-volume production techniques. As such, your panels may have very small imperfections on the back side due to the limitations of hand-cast production. They also have a slightly different surface texture than the OEM cover they fit into (see labeled close-up picture, which shows both).
Our customers are generally delighted to have found a replacement option, and most report that they prefer these panels to the OEM ones. With your purchase, you are the final judge: we guarantee your satisfaction, through our simple, no-hassle 30-day return policy, which also includes return shipping costs.