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Driver side interior door handle

I need to replace the door handle on the driver side as it broke....is there an easy way to fix it till i can get a replacement?

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  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2008

    Door handle broken

  • walstra5 Dec 07, 2008

    I have a '98 and have the same issue. I was told to call the junkyard...but for 13 bucks...I think I will give that a try! The shoelace trick worked in a different car I owned, and I think would work here....mine still works if I puch it back solid before using it...just a plain hassle when it is cold outside though (tough to move back into position, etc..)

  • MZCUZN2U Feb 05, 2009

    If I have purchased the door handle (like suggested in Solution #1) where can I go to have someon put it on?

  • Terry Smart May 11, 2010

    I have had the same issue with both of my Prizm interior door handles sticking. The problem can be resolved rather easily prior to the handles breaking.The door handle linkage gets jammed up with dirt, corrosion etc. I had to remove my door panels and spray some liquid lithium grease on all moving parts while working the door handle. This freed up all of the sticking mechanisms and allowed the handles to work like new again. I have not had a problem for the past 2 years now.

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Replace it with the rear doors handle till you can buy one for the rear door. thats what i did.

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Well we have the same problem with our Prizm. I actually got another handle on ebay.com for 13.00 shipping and all. Then just take it in, and see how much they charge you to put it on. Otherwise you could tie a shoe string around the latch inside, so that you could just pull it and the door opens. Good luck.

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