Question about 2000 Hyundai Elantra
Driver's side door handle recently broke. I can only open the door by rolling down the window and opening it from the outside... If I purchase a replacement door handle, will I have to remove the door panel to replace it or will just unscrewing the current one allow for replacement?
This was a three minute repair, once I had the replacement handle. Leave the door panel alone! Remove the single screw holding the old handle in place. Use a flat blade screwdriver to jimmy the old handle away from the door about an inch. There are two plastic clips holding it to the rods, one for the locking mechanism and one for the latch. Use the flat blade screwdriver to unclip these two connectors. Remove the broken latch, and don't worry, the rods won't disappear into the door! Reverse these steps with the new handle (insert rods, attach clips, wiggle assembly into place, and fasten with single screw). You're done!
Posted on Dec 20, 2009
How do i replace all the inside door handles on my hyandai lantra 1993 JB1 ? They have all broken off. Do i need to take the panel off, and if so how do i do it ? I can't afford to take it to a mechanics for them to do it, so i am going to have to do it myself. Can someone please give me step by step instructions. thankyou
Posted on Jul 27, 2011
Not even plastic friction clips... you just need a phillips screw driver to remove the screws around the perimiter of the door panel. I've replaced two of the interior door handles (the cheap plastic just snaps), and three out of four of the electric window register guides (the motors all work fine and you can keep them, but the guide has to be replaced even if the smallest piece breaks... and this does often). Still once I did the first, all these jobs were a piece of cake. The worse part was the gooey plastic door liner (it's stuck on with a tar like substance that gets on you). One phillips screw driver and a small ratched set (can't remember the nut size), and possibly a set of needle nose plyers to unclip the interior handle from the metal rod) does the entire job.
Open up your panel and see what is broken of these items... take the three tools I mentioned to a "pull it yourself" junk yard near you... and pick up what you need to complete the job. If you can't find the window register guides... I bought the first on line (EBAY) for only $70 from a Korean part supplier. Sure beat the hell out of the $300 Hyundai dealership quoted me.
Posted on Jan 13, 2009
It should be able to be replaced without removing the door panel.
However, removing the door panel is a very simple process. Remove the bolts through the armrest, and pop the door panel loose (it's held on with plastic friction clips) They do make a tool for removing the panel, (just a couple of bucks) or if you're carefule, you can do it with a putty knife and a screw driver ((basically you pry the panel away from the door, replacement is just popping it back on.
Once it's loose, slide up, it is hooked over into the window channel (you do want to have the window down).
Posted on Oct 18, 2008
I just fixed my door handle after buying a replacement. The easiest and first solution I tried was Solution #2. Actually the repair might have been less than 3 minutes. I;m a woman who seldon can dix things - but I did it. I must say that the outer framing of my door handle is what broken. I had to hold it together to open the door. Maybe mine was easier than most.
Posted on May 22, 2010
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