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Inner door handle broke. Any more to know about how to fix it ? by CoolBlue87GT
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[ EDIT: There was access w/o removing door panel, do not remove door panel ]

My drivers side inner door handle broke today, have been searching the forum for hints how to replace it. I've copied the various postings from the past few years. Wondering if anyone has any more hints how to do this repair. Thank you in advanced.



Following are the postings members have posted..

It is rather simple. Two screws on the cover of the handle, pry off the cover at the end of the lock rod. Remove armrest then the interior door panel--try not to rip out the clips. Drill out rivet attaching the handle to the door frame. Replace the handle, put new rivit in and then put everything back togther.

There's a pin that holds it in.




Heh.....this just happened to me too. The alignment shop busted my inside drivers door handle.....nice guys!

Anyway, it isn't too difficult to fix, but is involved. You need to do the following:

-Remove the armrest

-Remove the shroud around the handle (2 small screws)

-Carefully remove the inner door panel (those plastic push pins are a pain)
(if this is for the drivers door and you have a manual outside mirror, remove the cable from the holder with a small allen wrench)

-The door handle is held in place with one rivet.....remove that rivet and it will come free from the door

-Remove the rod from the backside and you're done.

-Re-install the new one and you're good to go.

Once you remove the rivet that holds the handle to the door it will pull out enough that you can get to the rod on the back side.
There is a clip you have to release and the rod should come off.
If it's a Z bend then you just take it off.
You should be able to put the handle back on with a small bolt if I remember correctly.

Here's a link to purchace a replacement.
http://www.dormanproducts.c....aspx?origin=keyword

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I see you answered your own question.

That is all there is to it.
Mine broke once on the way home from Burning Man, (playa dust jams/breaks EVERYTHING)
I had to roll down the window to let myself out until I got home.

Edit to add: I just used rivets to reinstall.


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I just replaced mine for the same reason.
It was pretty straight forward. No need pull the door panel.
I had a rivet gun so I re-riveted it with an aluminum rivet.
I used a 1/4" because that's what I had. I had to drill out some. 3/16" should work and it's more common.
I don't think I'd trust a screw to hold long term and getting a nut in there for a bolt would be a headache.
I'd expect it to be a 30-45 minute job the first time at a casual pace.
I used a handle from a spare door.

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Report this Post01-30-2017 10:26 AM Click Here to See the Profile for KissMySSFieroClick Here to Email KissMySSFieroSend a Private Message to KissMySSFieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I just want to add.
I don't remember removing the door panel. I hate removing them because the metal clips the Christmas tree clips attach to always seem to break. If you've removed a panel, you know what I'm referring to.
I recall this being simple. Try it without pulling the panel. You have to remove the black handle trim regardless.
Feel free to pm me if you have any questions.
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Here's what I found, with the black trim removed, drilling out the rivet & removing the assembly took 5 minutes.





KissMySSFiero , Thanks, your correct, discovered there was access w/o removing door panel. Now I have to wait till 1:30 for the auto parts store to get the part from a nearby warehouse. Hope this helps the next person that has one break on them.
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The Doorman replacement did not have the braket used to screw the trim on to. I drilled out the two rivets & rivited the braket to the new latch assembley.



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