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How-to » Body & Interior » Exterior » How to Replace a Door Handle
 Note: This is a general guide for all vehicles.

How to Replace a Door Handle

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  • Door Handle
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Safety Tip:
Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or closed toe shoes.

1
With the window fully up, remove the interior door handle, window handle(if applicable) and switches.
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2
Using a panel removal tool, remove the door panel.
3
Remove the vapor barrier just enough to access the back of the exterior door handle.
4
Remove the door handle mounting bolts and disconnect the actuator rod. Remove the exterior door handle.
5
Install the new door handle. Attach the actuator rod and tighten the mounting bolts.
6
Re-install the vapor barrier.
7
Re-install the door trim panel, interior handles, and switches.
8
Test the door handle for proper operation.
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