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Pretty vague question but I will assume that the inside handles have come detached from rods that go from handle to latch. You will need to remove all screws in handle area and around perimeter of door panel. Pull screenlike cover off speakers and remove screws in behind there as well. Pull off covers in top right area of window as well, sometimes a small speaker, sometimes just a cover, depending on stereo set up installed. Once all screws are out, use a pry tool and start prying panel away from door where it's held by push clips on back side of panel. Once all pushclips have released, you need pull panel out at bottom and lift and wiggle it out of channel at top by glass. That should allow you enough room to see the rod that goes from latch to handle. re-insert the rod in to handle and make sure clip is snapped back over as required. If clip is broken, most autoparts stores should have them. Reverse to re-install panel.
Answer FRONT DOOR TRIM PANEL REMOVAL Using a trim stick (available from parts stores), pry courtesy lamp from door trim. Disconnect wire connector from courtesy lamp. If equipped, remove screws attaching door assist handle to inner door panel. If equipped, remove screw attaching door pull cup to inner door panel. If equipped, remove screws attaching trim panel to door from below map pocket. If equipped, remove window crank. Using a trim stick, remove screw cover from switch panel. Remove screws attaching switch panel to door trim. Remove power accessary switch from door trim Front Door Switch Panel Disconnect power switch from wire connector. If equipped, using a small, flat bladed pry tool, remove memory seat/mirror switch and disconnect wire connector Memory Seat/Mirror Switch If equipped, remove screw holding door trim to door panel from behind inside latch release handle. Disengage clips attaching door trim to door frame around perimeter of panel Front Door Trim Panel Lift trim panel upward to disengage flange from inner belt molding at top of door. Tilt top of trim panel away from door to gain access to latch linkage. Disengage clip attaching linkage rod to inside latch release handle Inside Door Handle Linkage Separate linkage rod from latch handle. Remove front door trim panel from vehicle. INSTALLATION Hold top of trim panel away from door to gain access to latch linkage. Place linkage rod in position on latch handle. Engage clip to hold linkage rod to inside latch release handle. Place front door trim panel in position on door. Install trim panel into inner belt molding at top of door. Install clips to attach door trim to door frame around perimeter of panel. If equipped, install screw to attach door trim to door panel behind inside latch release handle. If equipped, connect power switch into wire connector. Place power accessary switch in position on door trim. Connect wire connector into memory seat/mirror switch and install switch into trim panel. Install screws to attach accessary switch panel to door trim. Install screw cover into switch panel. If equipped, install window crank. If equipped, install screws to attach trim panel to door inside map pocket. If equipped, install screw to attach door pull cup to inner door panel. If equipped, install screws to attach door assist handle to inner door panel. Connect wire connector into courtesy lamp. Install lamp in door trim.
The process of removing car door panels is essentially the same for each make of car. You may need to remove these panels when your fixing locks or power windows, replacing window cranks, installing speakers or replacing the side mirrors. Learning how to remove the panels yourself can save money on simple car repairs. Related Searches:
Difficulty: Moderately EasyInstructionsThings You'll Need
Set of screwdrivers
Ratchet and socket
Check out how the door panels are attached to the car. Most panels use screws and bolts but others have snap-in fittings. Gather all the tools you need for removing the door panels. If the panel is attached with screws and bolts, you need a screwdriver or ratchet and socket. Car door panels with snap-in fittings are easily removed with a flathead screwdriver.
Locate where the screws and bolts are before starting. These are usually found in the arm rest area, along the bottom or sometimes near the door lights.
Roll down the car door window. Begin removing all screws and bolts that hold the door panel onto the car. If your car has snap-in fittings, pry gently on the bottom corner of the door panel until the fittings pop out.
Remove the power window control panel if your car has power windows. The control panel should pry out easily, and then you unplug the wiring harness from the back and place it to the side.
Use an L pick and flashlight when locating a manual window crank. Look behind the window crank and slide the pick under the edge of the metal clip that holds the crank in place. Remove the clip and pull the crank off.
Remove the door handle by unscrewing the small screw located in the center. Gently pull the door handle out until you see the back of the handle and unclip the rod from the door handle. This should remove the handle unless the handle and door lock are attached, then you just unclip the rod from the lock and remove them both together.
Unscrew the cap off rear upper corner door panel locks. These don't have a rod attaching them to the handle and unscrew separately from the door handle.
Pop the door panel off after you've removed everything. Gently pry on the bottom edge of the door panel until it releases. Pull out and up to completely remove the door panel.
First you have to remove the trim ring around the interior door handle. remove the screws from the molded handle. pry the bottom of the door cover from the steel door at one corner and work around to the other side. lift up on door panel and it will come away from the door glass. then disconnect any wireing. Remove rivet at broken door handle and push assembly to the rear of the truck. detach the rods. replace with new handle and install in reverse order.
Lower the tailgate and remove the tailgate access cover.
Disconnect the control rods.
Detach the retaining nuts and remove the handle and lock cylinder assembly from the tailgate.
... Door trim panels
Disconnect the cable(s) from the negative battery terminal(s).
On manual window equipped models, pull the window crank cover aside, remove the screw and detach the handle.
On the front door of power window equipped models Pry up on the retaining clip at the front edge of the armrest and lift the armrest switch control plate out and disconnect the electrical connections,then remove the retaining bolt from the opening.
Use a small screwdriver to pry off the courtesy light cover for access to the trim panel retaining bolt.
Carefully pry off the mirror trim panel from above the front edge of the door panel.
Once all of the bolts are removed, remove the trim panel by gently pullingit up and out .Detach the courtesy light bulb housing from the panel.
For access to the inner door components, remove the speaker (if it would interfere with watershield removal) and the screws from the trim piece at the lower trailing corner of the door, then carefully peel the watershield from the door.
Remove the screws securing the latch.
Working through the large access hole, position the latch as necessary to disconnect the electrical connector and disengage the outside door handle and outside lock cylinder to latch rods and the inside handle-to-Iatch cable.
Detach the locking rods by unsnapping The remaining outside handle retaining nut can be reached through the access hole in the door frame and the upper striker the portionof the plastic clip engaging the connecting rod, then pulling the rod out of its locating hole.
Position the latch as necessary to disengage the door lock actuator hook. Detach the cable cover and disconnect the cable from the latch. Remove the latch assembly from the door.
I just went thru this on my 2002. The silver handle is actually plastic (I didn't previosly realize this) and had broken in such a way that it no longer applied leverage to the door mechanism. Everything still worked fine from the outside.
I got a new handle from the dealer (is one complete piece) for about $70. and took the door apart (much more difficult than it sounds).3 or 4 screws across the bottom - 2 in the flip up portion of door handhold and 1 straight behind the handle itself. Lots of plastic pop locks holding door in place - need to be pulled straight out vice normal slide up - proceed slow - very easy to break plastic pieces. Replacing handle requires you to drill out three rivets and replace them for holding new door handle in place.
Can do in about 1 hr with help and all the necessary tools - flat pry bar, screwdrivers, cordless drill, etc.
This was a three minute repair, once I had the replacement handle. Leave the door panel alone! Remove the single screw holding the old handle in place. Use a flat blade screwdriver to jimmy the old handle away from the door about an inch. There are two plastic clips holding it to the rods, one for the locking mechanism and one for the latch. Use the flat blade screwdriver to unclip these two connectors. Remove the broken latch, and don't worry, the rods won't disappear into the door! Reverse these steps with the new handle (insert rods, attach clips, wiggle assembly into place, and fasten with single screw). You're done!