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Parked in Hot Sun, Pop inside Door

So I moved my S500 from its cozy shaded parking space to the hot sun so that I could drive one of my other Benzos, then returned in late afternoon and poor S500 had been sitting with the Drivers door side facing in the hot sun all day. Got in the car, shut the door gently, and then heard a POP inside the door. Followed by a gentle sound of air hissing for a sec. Now the door is no longer closing itself. I'm thinking a hose popped off inside the door, having gotten very hot. It's a 2002, maybe the hose was getting old? I imagine the door will have to be taken apart to fix this. If only I had closed the door harder. What should I look for when taking the door panel off? I did apologize to the car for leaving it in the sun all day.
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