Replace driver's side door hdle & locking mechanism on 02 Protege
My car was broken into. The outside driver's side door handle was broken and needs to be replaced. I have purchased a new handle & locking mechanism. What is the best way to go about replacing these items? How easy is it to remove the door skin to do this? Thanks for your help.
Re: Replace driver's side door hdle & locking mechanism...
Removing the door skins are not hard, the problem is that they normally use a special tool. Without the tool you may break a few of the plastic clips. If so no worries go to your local automotive department and look for the clips.
You will also have at least one screw that attaches the skin to the door frame. Usually remove the bottom of door panel and work around both sides until you get to the window. Then remove the screw and unplug any of the power options..
Haynes or Chiltion manual for your car should show you details.. It is easy for the average DIY person.
The handle is just as easy. Do you have metric and torx because you will need them.
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Child lock switch controls are on the driver side door. If you use this controlling switch to unlock the doors and all doors open except for one door. It might be the switch on the driver side door or broken wiring in that switch leading to the door that does not open. You need a mechanics manual to trace the switch or wiring. Your best bet is to take it to a mechanic or a body shop if you find this difficult to do.
your linkage rod to the outside door handle has disconnected , if you open up the door panel to access the lock linkage rods you will find the rod that is disconnected . There is a plastic bushing the rod is secured with if it is broken you must replace it , if the rod will not stay in place replace the bushing , hope this helps you out
remove the inner door panel,, once there you can look into the mounting hole for the door handle,, use extreme care when disconnection the arms that control the lock and door mechanism, they have little plastic clips that break easily , once those are unhooked, take out the 2 mounting bolts that hold the handle on,, , again, use car and be sure and watch the outer door gasket , , replace with the new one, and hook everything b ack up in the reverse order
the handle might of broke internally, theres a rod and a clip that gets attached to the handle. i would take the door panel off and visual look at the latch mechanism and the rod that goes from that to the outside handle
If the problem is only with one door, it is not a fuse, it is a problem with the locking mechanism on that door. However, you said that it will not open from the inside. It could be that the handle is broken. Will it open from outside with the key and handle manually? If yes, then you need to replace the handle on the interior side.
i hope this sets you in the right direction,
Order the exterior door handle AND the clip that attaches the rod to the exterior handle from your local dealership ( any part in the salvage yard will have at least as much wear as the one U are replacing ) Also order a can of touch up paint matching your car. After you have the parts and have painted the new exterior handle, roll down the window and remove the interior door panel. ( instructions have been posted at 'replace door lock buttom' ) Two nuts, one on each side, hold the broken handle in place and must be removed ( DON'T loose them ). Loosen the rod from the clip at the top to allow a bit more room, But take note on the way it is attached ( you will need to reattach the rod to new handle ) To install new mechanism put the new clip on the rod, carefully place the gasket and the new handle in place and install nuts to secure. Test the door handle and make sure it works. Reinstall interior door panel.