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Door handle 1996 thunderbird

Door handle broke cant open door from outside,found small plastic piece inside door panel.whats it fasten too?anyone with help.took other panel off cant see small plastic part on passenger side to fix drivers side

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Sounds like a plastic Sir clip of course you say external handel detached from door consider linkage clip has fallen down!

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