I did the dumbest thing. I mean unforgivably dumb. But it is worth sharing. I was backing my car up the hill a few fett with the door open and I forgot about the telephone pole. I didn't do any body damage, but I did break my door brake.
For those who don't know the door break is the thing that keeps your door from flying out uncontrolled when you open it. it also keeps you from stressing the hinges.
I ordered the part from the dealer (only $35) and took the door apart. fortunately once you pop the pin the rod comes off and once the door panel is off it is 2 bolts (size 10) and the brake assembly comes off. it takes some fiddling and a lot of cursing to get the new part in the tiny hole but it goes in and bolt it back up and you are all set. Very easy but I wish I wasn't so stupid to begin with.