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Door handle broken (rear left)

How do I fix a broken off door handle on my 2002 Impala??

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  • colleeni8 Oct 08, 2008

    I also have a broken off rear passenger side outside door handle. How do you fix this?

  • batman12 Oct 19, 2008

    How do I remove the outside door handle from the door assembly?

  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2008

    Both rear door handles have broken off due to the cold. What is the replacement instructions for these?

    Thanks, Todd.

  • Laura O Jan 09, 2009

    I have the same problem, but mine is on the passenger's side back door. It's broken from the outside. It looks like it broke clean. This was also caused by the cold weather. Please help! :(

  • ImpalaMan420 Jan 16, 2009

    hi, my 02 impala had the same problem at -20 F.
    Mine broke the mold of the door handel nothing inside the door.
    just wondering if i could replace just the handel part of the door or if there is a way to fix this without getting a new door.

  • ImpalaMan420 Jan 16, 2009

    hi, my 02 impala had the same problem at -20 F.
    Broke the rear drivers side handel off the outside of the car
    It broke on the outside nothing inside the door is broken just the mold of the handel itself.

    I'm just wondering can i change out the handle without having to get a new door? Cause right now the next step is to try to glue it back on. Any advice is welcome.

    Thanks,
    ImpalaMan420

  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2009

    I snapped off the left passenger door handle in very temperate weather in the Dallas-Fort Worth area on my 2003 Impala. There has got to be a way to fix this issue without buying a new door or spending a fortune. The handle is a 10 cent piece of plastic. UTA Fan.

  • ESPNADDICT Feb 02, 2009

    I broke the rear door handle also. Those handles are junk! I love my Impala - I have jsut over 160,000 miles with only routine maintenance, but now both rear door handles are broken. I realize the weather is cold here in Minnesota, but the car should be made to handle it.

    I am willing to buy the handles and do the repair work myself, I am looking for some sort of visual guide. It looks like both handles can be purchased from partstrain.com for about $50-$55 delivered.

  • floridagirl9 Feb 23, 2009

    It's not just the cold. I live in Florida and my passenger rear handle broke off. But I bought the part on ebay for $30 free shipping and then went to advanced auo parts bought a can of dupli color for my color code and sprayed the handle then replaced it myself. So it cost me $38 bucks. If I bought the part from the dealer and had them paint it the cost would have been $187. So it really is worth doing the work yourself. Taking the door panel off was a little tricky but it worked out well.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    Handle is broken off of 2nd row seat back release, I need handle part numbers and to know how to replace or repair

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    left rear door lock inop

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Did you just break the handle or did you break it off from inside the door also? If it is only from the outside that is a much easier fix. Let me know what the issue is and I will try to help you as easy as possible.

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I just bought a 01 impala and the rear handle was broken. I bought a replacement on ebay for 20.50 and just painted it. Its an easy fix

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