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Diagram for replacing exterior door handles

Hi, I have purchased replacement exterior door handles from the wrecking yard to replace broken exterior door handles on my camry and was wondering if anyone is able to provide me with some instructions or diagrams of the schematics of the door handle/door assembly. Its kind of urgent because one of them is the drivers door and im sick of having to either climb over the console from the passenger seat to the drivers seat or leaning over and opening the drivers door from the passengers side :)

Thanks for any assistance in advance, its really appreciated

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  • Toni Jones Dec 15, 2008

    Hi Toyota Ed

    Could u pls send me the .pdf. Are the inner door panels easy to remove especially for someone who knows nothing about cars :)

    Thanks
    Toni

  • KenRiggleman Dec 30, 2008

    I have the same problem with my 99 Camry. I found instructions for removing interior door panel and I was successful with that but I'm lacking instructions for replacing the handle. Can I get PDF file as well?

  • rcronin Jan 08, 2009

    Must be a bad week for these cars. Broke my driver's side handle too.
    Request PDF as well. Been reading on this on other sites and seems easy enough if I take my time. PDFs always help.
    Thanks in advance.

    -bob.

  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2009

    I have the same problem. Please send me the PDF as well. Thanks in advance.



    ~Ryan

  • joncass87 Jan 16, 2009

    i have the same problem on my 94 toyota camry and if it be possible could u send me the PDF file as well for replacing the door handle.. thanks

  • htbowen Jan 30, 2009

    Could u pls send me the .pdf for a 1997 Tercel exterior door handle replacement..

  • athompson812 Feb 03, 2009

    Ditto on the same problem!Plus its my wife's car,so if moms not happy-NO ONE IS HAPPY!(SMILE) Any help is appreciated.

  • dhiwish11 Feb 08, 2009

    sigh....me too. my car (94 Toyota Camry DX) was vandalized and someone snapped off both of the exterior door handles on the passenger side. Would love to have the diagram too! Please email me.
    Thanks so much!!

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2009

    Someone also vandalized my 96 Camry last week. In doing so, they ripped off the exterior door handle on the driver side (and slashed my tire too). I ordered the replacement handle, and I would really appreciate the diagram in .pdf form. I think this is one I can tackle.

  • SSTRASBURG Apr 24, 2009

    Same problem too!! Driver side exterior door handle broke. Can i have the pdf as well!!



    Thanks

  • Toyota Ed May 11, 2010

    I can send you a .pdf of how to do it; but, you are going to need to pull the inner door panel.

  • e ches Jan 18, 2012

    may i have the pdf too? 91 camry outer doo r handle broke. thx.

  • e ches Jan 18, 2012

    may i havce the pdf too? 91 camry outer drivers side door handle broke. thx.

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Ok. first u remove the door panel(s), with the window rolled up, u will be able to see the back side of the exterior door handle. there will be three bolts, they are size 10metric. there is also a rod attached to the handle held in place by a plastic clip, remove the rod, then remove the three bolts. from the outside remove the exterior door handle being careful not to scratch painted surface. Repeat for the other door(s). Repeat this for installation.

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    johnny clifford Feb 09, 2013

    ok. first u remove the door panel(s), with the window rolled up, u will be able to see the back side of the exterior door handle. there will be three bolts, they are size 10metric. there is also a rod attached to the handle held in place by a plastic clip, remove the rod, then remove the three bolts. from the outside remove the exterior door handle being careful not to scratch painted surface. Repeat for the other door(s). Repeat this for installation.

  • johnny clifford
    johnny clifford Feb 09, 2013

    ok. first u remove the door panel(s), with the window rolled up, u will be able to see the back side of the exterior door handle. there will be three bolts, they are size 10metric. there is also a rod attached to the handle held in place by a plastic clip, remove the rod, then remove the three bolts. from the outside remove the exterior door handle being careful not to scratch painted surface. Repeat for the other door(s). Repeat this for installation.

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SOURCE: Replace exterior driver door handle

If you remove the inner door panel of the door there will be plastic weather shield covering most of the door. Use a hair dryer or heat gun to heat the weather shield up and slowly peel it away. There will be 2 (10mm I believe) bolts on the inside of the door panel to release the handle (have someone catch it from the other side). To re-install simply connect he handle rod and 2 bolts then place the door panel back on and your done. A word of advice is be gentle with the door panel so not to damage the door pins or crack the plastic. Taking your time can be fun when learning a car ;).

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Replace side door handle assembly

Remove the snap ring from under the inside door handle and plate (a rag around the base of the handle and a left-right tug on the rag may loosen it, or look under it & pry the snap ring off with a small hook tool

Remove the door lock knob bezel; remove the screw & slide it rearward

Remove the door trim; Remove the two clips; slide a thin, flat wide tool under the panel and pry towards you, there are 8 clips to dislodge

Pull the door trim straight up once all of the clips are loosened.

Easy.

Posted on Sep 25, 2008

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SOURCE: Exterior rear door handle on Honda Accord 2001

To Remove Door Panel on 2001 Honda Accord:

A: To remove the plastic piece with the door lock button and door handle connected to it:

1- Remove the screw in the middle located behind a plastic cover button
2- Push (slide) the whole assembly Forward (toward front of car)
Besides the screw, it is held in place by 3 hooks on the backside that hook into holes in the metal door frame
3- Now unhook handle from small metal bar going through door by pushing (toward door) plastic clip (blue?) off of the bar, then the bar will come out of the clip hole, thus releasing the handle.
4- Depress little grey button /bar (purple painted on it)on elec. connector to seperate connector, thus releasing door lock switch

Now the whole assembly (metal handle, door lock switch, and plastic piece) will come off door panel

B: The door is held on by 2-screws, 7-plastic snaps/plugs, and 1-plastic plug.

The screws are located: bottom of hand hold and the other behind the handle, both covered by little covers that have to be pryed off to access the screws.(hint: the screw with the built in spacer goes behind the handle when you are trying to reinstall)
The 7-plastic snaps: 3 across bottom and 2 on each side. Not visible, they are mounted to the inside of the panel.
The 1-plastic plug is visible at the upper front of the panel and is the same color as the surrounding trim


C: Take off the big plastic triangle piece above the door panel and behind the mirror. Pull/pry off. It has 2 snaps holding it on. one near bottom and one near the front.

D: Light lens prys off from bottom. Unscrew (1/4 turn) the light assembly with bulb still intact from backside of panel

E: Remove the Hand-Hold/window switch assembly:

Posted on Apr 27, 2009

motorhead427
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SOURCE: Need instructios to repair 1997 Toyota Camry Broken Exterior Door Handle

Two 10mm bolts, or nuts, hold the handle on from inside the door. dont forget to remove actuating rod from old handle. probably clip is broke also.

Posted on May 30, 2009

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SOURCE: replacing exterior door handle on 1998 camry

remove inner panel .. unhook handle assembly and rods.. to replace

Posted on Aug 04, 2009

gessneruk
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SOURCE: how to replace front door handle on a 2001 toyota sienna van

We made a page with pictures and descriptions of this exact job.

Hope it helps.

http://www.findonefindall.com/toyota-sienna/siennadoorhandle.htm

All the Best
David

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