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The drivers door handel

Got the old HANDEL off the Explorer, Now do I take off the inside panel off to hook the new handel on to the shaft?

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  • gpgebbia Jan 13, 2009

    thanks , I was told I didn;t need to remove the panel but once I saw the linkage I knew that was wrong, Thanks again......

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Yes, you'll have to remove the interior panel to assemble the linkage for the handle.

If you don't already have a panel removal tool, I'd swing by your local parts store and pick one up. They're normally around ten bucks and will save you from damaging your panel (sometimes they can be a bit tricky on these Explorers).

Hope this helps and good luck!

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