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Interior Door Handle

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?

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  • tjv2 Oct 19, 2008

    where did you find the replacement?i need left rear.

  • imluvlyme02 Nov 09, 2008

    I have the same problem... sort of. My exterior door handle on the driver's side is broken off. I can only enter the car from the passsenger's side or if a passenger opens the door from the inside. Is is just as simple to replace the exterior door handle as the interior door handle? Any information would help. Thanks.

  • imluvlyme02 Nov 16, 2008

    I found the replacement handle on-line at http://www.car-stuff.com/mmparts/hyundai...



    I hope this helps you. You can also try a u-pull-it yard if you need something cheaper and quicker, but you'd have to put forth the effort to find the part on a car (if the yard even has one). I wish you the best in this! Let me know what you find.

  • mcdermott06 Jan 01, 2009

    Same problem - Door handle works on the outside of the car but NOT on the inside. I'm fixing the car for my mom and its frustrating because its so extremely hard to get at. What happened is there is a powedered metal pin hinge crimped onto the control line at the end of the line. Well I took an inspection mirror and light and found that the pin hinge snapped off. So when you pull the handle on the inside of the car...the control line pulls free because of the snapped hardware.



    I am right in the middle working on this; I have taken the panel off; window out but i'm stuck on getting the interior fixture panel out; this holds the broken piece. Problem is - there is just no room to get to this to fix it. I am about to take it to the Hyundai dealer.



    Let you know the progress if I get anywhere.



    Mike

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    Do u have to take the door panel off to replace the lock/handle on driver side of a Lincoln mkz 2009

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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

  • its_me_bi Oct 08, 2010

    I got as far as getting the plastic clips onto the new door handle but I can't seem the get the handle to sit in properly. I have tried on the Front and rear and have the same problem. I can get the screw in and the door opens and locks ok but the handle sits out about 5-10mm from the door panel. any suggestions?

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    Daniel Galloway Mar 10, 2014

    its_me_bi, I'm encountering the same problem you had a few years ago. Did you ever figure out how to get the handle to sit flush with the door?

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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

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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

  • htwheel1961 Jan 13, 2009

    Correction to my original post: That should have been window "regulator"... not register.



    Also for the record all this door handle and window regulator work was performed on a 2000 Elantra.



    This already mentioned site does have the parts...



    http://www.car-stuff.com/mmparts/hyundai...



    ...but a salvage "pull it yourself" yard will cut these prices in half.



    This hasn't been a terrible car... but not as good as my 1991 Honda Civic. The Honda had 220K when I wrecked it in 2004. The Elantra is at 90K and I don't see it being on the road that long. Hopefully it proves me wrong.

  • Phil McHerring Jun 07, 2013

    my passenger side chrome plated door handle lever was torn and causes a lot of scratches to the fingers of the passenger. is it possible to get a cheap replacement and just transfer the chrome plated lever to the original door handle assembly?

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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).

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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.

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