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Question Change in Doors in '03?

I have an 03 1500 Quad Cab and need a new drivers door but am getting conflicting info. The salvage yards show a change in doors that affects the quad cabs, so you get the pre 1/13/2003 version, or get the version for trucks made 1/14/2003 and on. But the local dealer said this is only for regular cabs.

Anyone know who is right, or if the difference really matters? My truck has a build date of 01/03. Also, dealer said the regular cabs use a different door but the 1500/2500/3500 quad cabs use the same driver door--would like to verify that, too.

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The dealership is the best place to verify this. Have them look up what you need by VIN number and not year and model.
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Another dealer said that there was a change with the quad cab doors on 1/14/03. The problem is I can't find what was changed to know if either version of the door will work with my truck or not (my truck would need the early version, which really limits what's available in the salvage yards). It could be that whatever was changed was a minor component or feature that would not affect which version could be installed on my truck--that's what I need to verify.
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...forgot to add this: Searching for the door without the VIN will show the two different vintage doors. Searching for the part by using the VIN just shows which door part # was used but not the other version of the door.

I read somewhere online that sometimes parts are superceded by a newer part but the change can be very minor, such as a change in primer paint, or a change in a foam lining or something else almost irrelevent to installing a new door.
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Here is what I got of my junk yards web site .

Quad Cab (4 dr), R., thru 1/13/03, man window reg
Quad Cab (4 dr), R., thru 1/13/03, elec window reg
Quad Cab (4 dr), R., from 1/14/03, man window reg
Quad Cab (4 dr), R., from 1/14/03, elec window reg
Quad Cab (4 dr), L., thru 1/13/03, man window reg
Quad Cab (4 dr), L., thru 1/13/03, elec window reg
Quad Cab (4 dr), L., from 1/14/03, man window reg
Quad Cab (4 dr), L., from 1/14/03, elec window reg
Std Cab (2 dr), rounded lower Rr corner of window, R., man
Std Cab (2 dr), rounded lower Rr corner of window, R., elec
Std Cab (2 dr), square lower Rr corner window opening, R., man
Std Cab (2 dr), square lower Rr corner window opening, R., elec
Std Cab (2 dr), rounded lower Rr corner of window, L., man
Std Cab (2 dr), rounded lower Rr corner of window, L., elec
Std Cab (2 dr), square lower Rr corner window opening, L., man
Std Cab (2 dr), square lower Rr corner window opening, L., elec
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That's what I've been seeing, too. So if both door versions are listed for a 2003 then are both OK to use, or do I have to get the vintage of door that matches the build date of my truck? Being able to use either creates lot more chances for me to find one at a salvage yard.
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