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How do you remove the door handle from the subaru forester

I have the door panel off but can't figure out how to remove the broken door handle.

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Posted on Mar 02, 2012

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SOURCE: Installing replacement side mirror on 2007 Subaru Forester

yes... you'll need to remove screws that are by the door handle, arm rest, under door and side of door and then gently pull back on the panel as there will also be retaining clips attached and you don't want to break them. You'll need to lift the door panel upwards in order to get it off the window ledge. Then you can access the bolts holding the mirror on and disconnect the wiring harness as well..

Posted on Aug 20, 2009

Ajkill
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SOURCE: My 2003 Forester driver side window wont work.

You need power window regulator as the cable of the regulator is out its place ,

  1. Remove the gusset cover.
  2. Pull up the inner door handle cover toward you to remove the upper hook. Pull down it to remove the lower hook. Remove the inner door handle cover.
  3. Remove the power window switch assembly.
  4. Using a trim panel remover, remove the clips of the trim panel.
  5. Remove the speaker.
  6. Using a spatula, remove the door sealer.
  7. Remove the outer mirror assembly.
  8. Remove the front end of the door weatherstrip and gusset.
  9. Remove the stabilizers.
  10. Remove the rear end of the door weatherstrip (inner and outer).
  11. Operate the power windows switch so the bolts from the regular assembly are visible through the service holes. Remove the mounting nuts.
  12. Take out the door glass. CAUTIONDo not turn the regulator in closing direction after removal of the glass. Otherwise gear may be disengaged.
  13. Loosen the nuts to remove the rear sash.
  14. Disconnect the power window motor wiring harness.
  15. Loosen the four bolts and two nuts to pull out the regulator assembly.
  16. Remove the screws to remove the motor from the regulator assembly.
  17. Installation is the reverse order of removal.0759a6d.jpg23cb1e4.jpg

Good luck...

Posted on Oct 21, 2008

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SOURCE: Window stuck - 1998 Forester Limited

I installed speakers in my door panels.
Pop up the window controlls unplug switches,
remove plastic screw hiders to expose phillips screws
remove screw from door latch lever
pull out on door panel, then lift up
its not too hard good luck
lowrob77@yahoo.com

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

rteemon
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SOURCE: 2000 Subaru Forester drivers side outside door handle has jammed

take off inside door panel and check the linkage on the lock may be broken

Posted on Sep 16, 2009

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MauiRentaCar
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SOURCE: Broken door handle for 1990 subaru loyale.

There are a few after-market sellers who offer door handles for most cars on ebay, reasonably priced. Go to www.ebay.com and enter "Subaru Loyale door handle" in the search bar. Alternatively, you can order one from a salvage yard, try www.car-parts.com. And of course, if money is no object, you can check with your local Subaru dealer's parts department.

Replacement is not too hard. You may be able to do it without even removing the door panel. There is a screw that holds the handle in the door. Undo it, then slide the handle back and forth gently to loosen it from its set holes, and pull it away from the door panel. Then unfasten the door lock connecting rod/hook from the back side of the handle assembly. Fasten the new handle on the hook, re-insert into the door panel, set the handle in place, and replace the holding screw.

Posted on Mar 17, 2010

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I installed speakers in my door panels.
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You need power window regulator as the cable of the regulator is out its place ,

  1. Remove the gusset cover.
  2. Pull up the inner door handle cover toward you to remove the upper hook. Pull down it to remove the lower hook. Remove the inner door handle cover.
  3. Remove the power window switch assembly.
  4. Using a trim panel remover, remove the clips of the trim panel.
  5. Remove the speaker.
  6. Using a spatula, remove the door sealer.
  7. Remove the outer mirror assembly.
  8. Remove the front end of the door weatherstrip and gusset.
  9. Remove the stabilizers.
  10. Remove the rear end of the door weatherstrip (inner and outer).
  11. Operate the power windows switch so the bolts from the regular assembly are visible through the service holes. Remove the mounting nuts.
  12. Take out the door glass. CAUTIONDo not turn the regulator in closing direction after removal of the glass. Otherwise gear may be disengaged.
  13. Loosen the nuts to remove the rear sash.
  14. Disconnect the power window motor wiring harness.
  15. Loosen the four bolts and two nuts to pull out the regulator assembly.
  16. Remove the screws to remove the motor from the regulator assembly.
  17. Installation is the reverse order of removal.0759a6d.jpg23cb1e4.jpg

Good luck...

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