Thanks for the solution, i just dont know how to take the door pannel off or put the pins back in. Is there an online service manual for the 03 kia? just curious you know you can find anything online. Thanks for you help :)
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first you have to remove dead plugs on door handle and remove screws another screw on door opening handle and you have to disconnect 2 metal pins behind that and look all around the door panel sides and under should have several rivets make sure no any screw and rivets left on door panel pull door panel foward and pull it up dont go too hard dont damage door panel conections for proper reinstallation. before removing door panel from the door dont forget disconnect cable connections from window and door lock switches.good luck
On mine if I lock the door while I was inside ,I could'nt open the door unless i rolled down the window and use the door handle,it was a bar inside thr door pannel that came loose and I had to re atached it.
There are 7 screws all together to remove the door pannel. First, you have to take off the hanlde for the door. the 2 plastic covers on the handle pop off revealing 2 screws on the top and bottom, remove those. then behind the the door handle on the inside, pull it as if you were to open it and there is a screw that you have to remove. Then there are 2 screws on either side of the door pannel, both are farily close to the top, remove those, and then its just a matter of popping the pannel off. start from the bottom, pop it off then slide it up. becarefull, after the door panel is free, there is a connection for the power doors and windows unhook that then the pannel will be free. after that the speaker will be right there and its common sense on removing that. good luck.
unscrew all screws dont forget any! some maybe hidden look closleycheck the handle and disengage all its parts aswell. now start from the bottom of the door pannel and pull there are plastic pins that hold it on they will pop out. after they are out from both sides and bottom it gets easier lock nob may need to come off. if you have electric door and window locks be carefulll unplug them if you can first.if not be carefull! now lift door pannel up straite up it will come off the door. Have a go!
you wouold have to take the insider door panels off and you can either use the new pins or locate the old ones inside the doors.if i were you i would put some type of adhesive on them when i put them back in place so it wont happen again
Remove the door trim inside by loosen 3 bolt with screw driver, then pull out the door trim, after that loosen the hex.bolt (3 hex-bolt) on lock mechanism bracket, after that you can loose bolt (4 hex bolt) on handle cover. Be careful to not drop the bolt, because the gap on sliding door is too narrow. After you removing the handle assembly you can see where is the broken. You can remove the handle from cover by removing pin clips on it. To fixing the broken handle you can just using plastic glue or you can drill a small hole and put some small wire to reinforce the plastic.