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1995 Toyota Corolla Door Handle

I have a 1995 Toyota Corolla and the driver side door handle broke. I ordered a new one online, but it didn't come with any installation instructions. Does anyone know how to install it?

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  • Paul Blackstock Feb 10, 2009

    It's the outer door handle.

  • Paul Blackstock Feb 10, 2009

    I might try it myself, but I don't want to botch it up. Do you have any idea how much an average mechanic or auto body shop might charge to install it?

  • dizzy0403 Feb 12, 2009

    my pasanger side door handle broke does anyone know where i can get a new one

  • transit360 May 11, 2010

    Inner or outer door handle?

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My husband (who is a weight lifter) managed to bust our door handles three times during the hot summer months. It was about $35 for the not so fancy handles and installation, I think over $50 for someone to do the fancy painted handle (driver's side door). We had it done since I think at least one of the times, the door would have had to be dismantled.
FYI the Toyota dealer said that in the hot summer months, the door handles were the items ordered the most for Toyotas across the board. We don't live in a hot climate anymore, and havent had any problems with melted/broken handles.

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It's advanced. Briefly, you'll have to take the door panel off, and then disconnect the door handle linkages, and then unbolt the door handle from the inside. You'll have to manuver around the window and window regulator and wires and swtiches. And that's after you successfully remove the door panel itself, which in itself can be quite trickly without advance tools. At this time you **** your new door handle (hopefully it's paint matched) and hook everything back up. If you'd like to tackle it, you could get more detailed info.

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  • transit360 Feb 11, 2009

    They would charge an hourly. I would guess it'd take about an hour to do if someone knew exactly what they're doing, maybe less.

    You could possibly put an ad on Craigslist and see if anyone would do it. Hourly for a shop could be $65 or so an hour. I'd call around and see what folks would charge. I would also contact body shops possibly as well. If this is too much, you could put an ad out offering a comfortable amount and see if anyone bites.

    The worst you could do is break a few snaps on the door, or it's possible you could break the window if you really botched it, like if you forced something against the window while working on the door handle. It's one of those jobs where if you do it once it'll take forever, but if you ever need to do it again, you could knock it out in no time.

    Good luck! Since it's not a brand new car, you may want to give it a whirl. At least if you botched it, you could definately take it to a mechanic then. That way you could get him to fix your botch AND put the door handle in for about the same price.


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