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2002 Toyota Celica GTS

Yeah my door handle shroud is like loose and pulls upward when i open the door, any ideas on how to fix that, possible also how to remove the inside door panel?

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  • celica3636 Oct 15, 2008

    if you can give me exact instruction on "how to remove the panel"

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Thanks you for asking for my assistance.
Let me clarify, the entire handle assembly is moving on the outside of the door when you open it; it is real loose? If so, there are two 10 millimeter bolts that hold the handle in place. Yes, you do have to pull off the door panel to access the handle bolts. I can give you the panel removal proceedure if you need it.

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

  • Toyota Ed Oct 15, 2008

    Remove the plastic that covers the mirror bolts

    Remove the door handle (use a flat screwriver, and then remove the handle lock rod clip)

    Pry up & remove the mirror control

    Remove the window handle (if not power windows)

    Remove the 2 plug hole covers at the front edge, exposing 2 screws

    Remove all 6 screws that holds the door panel onto the door

    Pull the bottom of the panel out, release all of the clips, and then pull the panel up to release it from the window moulding. Remove the plastic circle cover at the rear of the door. using a 10 mm socket & extention, tighten the 2 bolts. Put it all back together.

    I hope this helps you solve your problem, it should.

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