Question about 1997 Chrysler Sebring
SOURCE: Door handle repair
Then you'll have to remove the inside door skin. It's not too difficult. The hardest part is if you have manual rollup windows, you need to remove a clip behind the window crank and sometimes it will fly off and get lost. Remove all screws you can find (some are behind plastic covers, like for the inside door opening handle, after removing that one slide it to the front of the car to remove the handle), one or more may be hidden under the bottom carpeted area if you have that (run your fingers around the edge area to feel the holes). After all that the door skin should be held on by 'panel pops' sometimes these break if the cars old or if your not carefull. You can get replacements cheaply enough.
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Posted on Jul 21, 2008
SOURCE: Interior Door Handle
It should be able to be replaced without removing the door panel.
However, removing the door panel is a very simple process. Remove the bolts through the armrest, and pop the door panel loose (it's held on with plastic friction clips) They do make a tool for removing the panel, (just a couple of bucks) or if you're carefule, you can do it with a putty knife and a screw driver ((basically you pry the panel away from the door, replacement is just popping it back on.
Once it's loose, slide up, it is hooked over into the window channel (you do want to have the window down).
Posted on Oct 18, 2008
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
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You have to remove all attachements inside first carefully and the remove the inside cover with a protected screwdriver normaly proning.
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Posted on May 07, 2009
On the inside trim, you can remove screws that are by the door handle, arm rest, under door and side of door and then gently pull back on the panel as there will also be retaining clips attached and you don't want to break them. You'll need to lift the door panel upwards in order to get it off the window ledge. Pull back the weather seal and you'll be able to get to remove the bolts securing the outer handle on
Posted on Sep 15, 2009
If you take the door panel off from the inside there is usually 2 nuts where the door handle attaches to the door. They probably came loose over time. I would put alittle lock tight on them and tighen them up. Hope this helps.
Posted on Dec 03, 2009
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