Re: Replacing exterior door handle on a 1983 chev S-10
Remove the door panel, disconnect the linkage from the outer handle and remove the 2 nuts holding it into the door. assembly is reverse of removal. You can pick up a Haynes manual at most any auto parts store that will give you step by step instructions and in most cases shows pictures. Hope this helps.
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You will have to remove the door panel. To do this use a phillips screwdriver and remove the two screws under the inside door handle. Then lift and remove the section. Remove another screw from the interior lower left corner. Pry the window crank apart "if exists" then use a T20 torq bit to remove the screw in handle. Remove the panel by lifting and pulling at same time. With window in up position you can see inside the hole a rod going from the door handle to a bracket with a Yellow clip. Slide the clip to the open position and pull the rod out of the clip. From the outside of door under the handle there are two rivets. Use a punch and knock out the center of each rivet. Then use a 1/4" drill bit and drill out the rivet. A flat tip screwdriver will be used to knock off the rest of the rivet. You will need two flat head screws and lock nuts or to reinstall the handle. Lift out old handle with attached rod. Twist rod as you pull to remove it and install it into the new handle. Place the rod through the hole and look inside to be sure is will move to the location of the yellow clip.Install the screws from the outside and the nuts from the inside and tighten. From inside connect the rod to the yellow clip. Lift on the rod while closing the clip. Then test door handle. If it doesn't work properly the rod was not lifted or pulled outward enough. Redo that step until you get it right. Reinstall inner panel as removed.
1) Remove the plug inside the interior armrest and remove phillips
2) Remove armrest and two screws that hold door panel to door frame.
3) Pop the outer cover off the interior door handle.
4) Remove the interior
lock knob and remove door panel by popping out tabs connected to door frame and lifting up off of window ledge.
5) Remove the two nuts
holding exterior handle in place.
6) Disconnect the L shaped linkage from
the handle. The trick to getting the L shaped linkage into the
new handle is to feed L shaped metal pole through hole in door where
exterior handle was, leaving the lower end of this linkage in its slot.
7) Feed the end of L shaped pole through the plastic 'hinge' in new
handle by folding the hinge over and pushing the end of the L through
both sides of the plastic hinge at once. slide the lower loop of the
plastic hinge down the L shaped pole to secure pole to handle.
8) Place new
handle into door and reverse the process to reinstall interior panel.
Remove front door handle bezel screw cover
Remove inside handle bezel screw
Remove inside handle bezel
Lift upward on the rear of the front door inside handle bezel
Disconnect electrical connector
Remove handle screw cover Remove handle screw
Remove door trim panel upper screw
Remove door trim panel lower screw
Remove door trim panel (pull the door trim panel outward to release the pin-type retainers)Remove front door sail panel Disconnect mirror electrical connector
Remove 3 exterior mirror nuts and exterior mirror
Door handle fasteners are accessed from inside the doors so you need to remove the interior door panels. The door handles are then usually held on by clips or slides which are rather awkwardly positioned behind the door structure.
Jaguar 2000-06 - Locks & Lock Systems Power Door Locks - Removal & Installation
Door Lock Switch Door Lock Diagnosis & Testing
Visually inspect the following:
Misaligned door(s), hood or luggage compartment lid
Exterior door handle
Interior door handle
Door lock cylinder
Luggage compartment lid exterior release switch
Door lock actuator
Remote transmitter batteries
Door lock switch
Front electronic module
If an obvious cause for an observed or reported concern is found,
correct the cause (if possible) before proceeding to the next step.
Door Lock Motor Coupe And Convertible
Turn ignition key to position II.
Motor door glass to fully raised position.
Turn ignition key to position O.
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Remove door casing for access.
Remove door water shedder.
Position PVC secondary water shedder for access.
Slacken and remove the door glass rear runner lower securing screws.
Reposition door glass rear runner. Mark the position of the glass rear runner upper securing screw.
Slacken and remove the upper securing screw and move the runner away from the glass.
Disconnect door handle and lock barrel (driver door only) operating rods from latch links.
Slacken and remove the three latch assembly securing screws and position latch for access.
Remove latch motor harness multiplug from mounting bracket and disconnect multiplug.
Release operating cable from door handle. Move inner door handle
to the locked position. Remove operating cable outer abutment from
support bracket. Disconnect cable inner from door inner handle.
Remove lock motor assembly from door.
To install, reverse removal procedure.
Fig. Removing door lock actuator
Remove the door window glass
Detach the interior door handle.
Detach the actuator remote cable from the interior door handle.
Remove the interior door handle.
Detach the door window glass run.
Remove the exterior door handle retaining screws.
Remove the front door actuator retaining screws.
Reposition the front door actuator and exterior handle.
Remove the front door actuator and exterior handle.
Disconnect the front door actuator remote cable.
Detach the door lock cylinder connecting rod (1).
Detach the exterior door handle connecting rod (2).
Just pull on the Bottom of the Panel and you will be Started. There are a Couple of Screws in the Top panel Like the Arm Rest and the Handle Housing. Got a 95' Silverado also. This happens from time to time. Start at the Bottom of the Door Panel and Loosen. Remove the Screws from the Top Panel. The Panel will Probably not come all the Way off so, You will need to work under it. That Handle is just Pinned. Once you get up to it Just remove the Pin. Buy some Replacement Plastic Clips for the Panel. You will need them!
The trick is that there is a small clip holding the inside handle in place. Push the panel in and grab it with small needle nose or forceps.
Then remove all the interior panels.
There are seven torx screws holding the intern latch into the door frame, and three interconnecting bars between the outer and inner inner handles.
Once you have the ability to move the inner assemble around you can get to the two metric nuts holding the exterior handle.
The lock assembly is removed by depressing the metal latch on the bottom of the handle assemble after the handle is fully removed.
Reverse and replace and that's it. (don't for get to have extra plastic door panel clips as they will break as you remove the interior panels)
Overall - I would suggest to just take it to the dealer or to a body shop. I'm told they would do it for about $75. I took about 2 hrs to do this and if you are even a bit shaky and drop anything into the door, it is game over. Next time I will do the dealer thing.
I replaced both of my sliding door handles this weekend. It was actually pretty easy. Cheapest I could find the handles was a little over $70 each. The interior panel is held on with one screw and 10 nylon clips. The one screw is in the cup holder. Put you hand in the cup holder and push out at the bottom. It pops right off exposing the one screw. I started on the clips from the top at a corner. Seemed to be the easiest place to slide a screw driver under. Once I got the screw driver in, I started working my fingers under the panel. The clips run mostly along the top and bottom about 6 inches from the edge. I made an effort to apply the force as close to the clips as I could to reduce flexing the panel. Once I got the first clip to pop out the other followed pretty easy and the panel lifted right off. Carefully peel back the plastic barrier. The exterior handle is held on with two 10mm bolts. Connecting the short cable was pretty obvious once you could see everything. Now I have to teach everyone to open the side doors very gently! Hope this helps.
Yes. It is a difficult job, but not impossible. The hardest part is actually removing the interior door handle. Here are the steps.
remove the interior door handle by pressing the door panel in and prying out the C-ring retainer clip
remove the lock slide switch bezel with 1 screw, then insert a blade on the bottom left of the slider between the slider and bezel, and release the clip, the slide the bezel toward the rear of the vehicle and pull out
carefully unclip the door panel around the lower edge and sides and lift the door panel UP and off
remove the interior lock slide switch with 2 screws
pull back the plastic vapor shield part way to expose the mechanism
there is a cable that runs from the mechanism to the exterior handle, unclip it from the door frame
there is a rod that drops down from the door handle to the mechanism, release the rod from the plastic clip
locate a large (likely black phillips) screw next to the door handle on the EDGE of the door, remove it
locate a 10mm screw on the inside behind the door handle, remove it
locate the final 10mm screw behind the handle through an access hole, remove it (careful not to let it fall inside the door)
the door handle will push out through the door part way- there is another C-clip securing the lock cylinder that will need to be removed, and the lock cylinder can be pushed into the door cavity
pull the door handle through the outside of the door skin- the door handle assembly is still attached inside the door by the latch cable- the cable can be easily removed from the handle assembly to remove it completely
you will likely find that the end of the door handle itself is broken off- don’t buy a new handle! Email me and I will show you my free and possibly better solution that will likely last the life of the vehicle dbonnell1972 at yahoo dot com