Question about 2006 Hyundai Tucson
I need to have some kind of idea of the steps involved of replacing the exterior door handle. What mechanisms are attached to it and does the entire door panel need to come off?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Removing the door is very tricky, trust me on this. I ended up breaking it the first time, so please learn from my mistake.
1. Remove all visible screws: 2 at bottom of door, 3 on front near hinge, 1 on inside the door lever. You will need an average size phillips screwdriver to do this.
2. On the door handle itself, you will see two circles. Pop the front one out. You will need a LARGE size phillips screwdriver to do this.
3. Once screws are removed, take a (standard) flat-head screwdriver, preferable one with a large face, and pry the triangular piece of plastic (that covers the outside SIDE mirror) off. This will aide in puting the door panel back on...TRUST ME!!!
4. Take the same flat-head screwdriver, and pry behind the door lock (at the same time, push forward toward the door hinge). The assembly should pop out.
5. Gently pry the door panel from the door, making sure not to break any unnecessary pieces along the way. The door panel should be hanging by the window sill opening.
6. This is where it will get tricky. It is advised that you use help with this part: Angle the door panel at a 45 degree angle. AT THE SAME TIME, slightly bend and twist the door lock handle until it fits through the hole. You will see the 3 pegs the held it in the door from before. Also note: Be careful not to break the 2 poles that are attached to the lock.
7. After popping the lock through the hole, you should be able to lift the door upward, and off the sill. Repeat these steps in reverse order to re-attach door panel.
Be careful not to rip sound-deadening paper found on inside of door unless you intend to remove or replace it! Not only does it prevent dirt and moisture from entering your door (and possible rusting it from the inside out), but it makes your speakers sound better too!
**It is also recommended to put a tiny bead of silicone on the inside of the door panel to help suppress any rattling, and prevent moisture and dust from entering. It also helps your screws obtain a tighter fit. Hope this helps!
Posted on Mar 24, 2009
remove door panel which is attached by screws,peel away plastic liner and look inside door at back of door handle..using needle nose pliers pop off the small steel rods that are for inside door mechanism,then remove the one bolt that attaches the handle to the inside of door and from outside of door remove handle.Replace in reverse order!
Posted on Jul 22, 2009
Look under the round part of the handle,see if there is a small allen screw there,if it is unscrew it until the handle comes off.if not send a new message
Posted on Sep 06, 2009
SOURCE: Interior Door Handle
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!
Posted on Dec 20, 2009
Door handles are fairly easy to replace, you may even be able to do it without removing the door panel. Look closely at the door handle, you will see a Philips head screw, remove this. Gently remove the faceplate to the handle. Behind the faceplate you will see another Philips head screw, (don't get the two mixed as they are slightly different in size) remove the second screw. Now heres where it gets a little tricky. The handle has to slide forward about a quarter of an inch before it can be tilted out enough to see the clips that retain linkage for the lock and latch, you can't get them mixed up because they are bent in opposit directions. You may need to use a pair of needle nose and a small screwdriver to work the clips up and out of the way so the link rods can be removed. Once you see how they come off it will be easier to replace. After replacing the handle and getting the clips back in place, position the handle back in place being careful to align the 3 slots that will lock it in place, then slide it back into position until you can see the hole for the first screw (which is the last one removed. Replace the screw, just don't tighten it to much, it only screws into plastic. Then work the cover back in place and replace the screw.
If you need to remove the panel, look the door over and find the 6, I think that's how many there are, screw covers, 2 on each end of the door liner and 2 under the door handle. The ones on the otter edge''s of the doors have a little plastic cover (about 1/4 inch in diameter). They pop out with a sharp knife or very small screwdriver. You might want to check along the bottom for additional screws I ma have forgotten. Once all are removed you can pry the door out at the bottomfirst, then gently work the panel back and forth to lift it until it clears the window section. That should do the job at this point. Good luck to you.
Posted on Jul 26, 2010
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