Hyundai accent '02 inside door handle & Lock removal
Trying to replace speakers ni door. got panel loose, and with some difficulty removed window crank, but i cannot remove the door handle / lock. i removed single screw. I see nothing else, but cannot get small door handle and lock off.. help
Re: hyundai accent '02 inside door handle & Lock removal
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!
Re: hyundai accent '02 inside door handle & Lock removal
There's a metal spring type circlip that holds the handle. Every car mechanic has a special tool to remove the window crank which is really hard to remove in that car (I broke them two and had to buy new ones)... It might work using a screwdriver but I had succed using an old rag... Hope this helps !
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1- remove the window crank 2- remove any screws from the door panel; sometimes they are hidden by a plastic cap. look inside the elbow rest cavity; remove any screws you see. 3- insert a flat plastic or wooden tool in the shape of (roughly) a scraper, between the door panel and door and start prying the clips which hold the panel to the sheet metal. get as close to the clips as possible with the tool, as that will be the easiest way. there are about 8 of these clips on an average door. when all the clips have come loose of the sheet metal, lift the panel straight up to remove it. you will find a metal rod attached to the inside of your handle; unfasten it and remove the panel completely. that handle looks like it is part of the panel and cannot be removed separately.
The process of removing car door panels is essentially the same for each make of car. You may need to remove these panels when your fixing locks or power windows, replacing window cranks, installing speakers or replacing the side mirrors. Learning how to remove the panels yourself can save money on simple car repairs. Related Searches:
Difficulty: Moderately EasyInstructionsThings You'll Need
Set of screwdrivers
Ratchet and socket
Check out how the door panels are attached to the car. Most panels use screws and bolts but others have snap-in fittings. Gather all the tools you need for removing the door panels. If the panel is attached with screws and bolts, you need a screwdriver or ratchet and socket. Car door panels with snap-in fittings are easily removed with a flathead screwdriver.
Locate where the screws and bolts are before starting. These are usually found in the arm rest area, along the bottom or sometimes near the door lights.
Roll down the car door window. Begin removing all screws and bolts that hold the door panel onto the car. If your car has snap-in fittings, pry gently on the bottom corner of the door panel until the fittings pop out.
Remove the power window control panel if your car has power windows. The control panel should pry out easily, and then you unplug the wiring harness from the back and place it to the side.
Use an L pick and flashlight when locating a manual window crank. Look behind the window crank and slide the pick under the edge of the metal clip that holds the crank in place. Remove the clip and pull the crank off.
Remove the door handle by unscrewing the small screw located in the center. Gently pull the door handle out until you see the back of the handle and unclip the rod from the door handle. This should remove the handle unless the handle and door lock are attached, then you just unclip the rod from the lock and remove them both together.
Unscrew the cap off rear upper corner door panel locks. These don't have a rod attaching them to the handle and unscrew separately from the door handle.
Pop the door panel off after you've removed everything. Gently pry on the bottom edge of the door panel until it releases. Pull out and up to completely remove the door panel.
If equipped with an accessory switch panel, carefully pry the switch panel up and away from the door panel. Tag and disconnect the switches from the panel.
On 1981-86 models, remove armrest attaching screws.
On 1987-96 models, remove the retainer screws secure the pocket in the molded armrest on the door panel.
If equipped with crank type windows, remove window crank handle with the appropriate clip removal tool.
If equipped with manual remote mirrors, remove the control knob bezel.
Remove inside door handle cover attaching screw and trim plate.
If equipped with door mounted speakers, remove the speaker, and disconnect the speaker wires. For speaker removal and installation steps, refer to .
Remove all external screws securing the door panel. Insert an appropriate prytool between the door panel and door frame to remove the hidden clips securing the panel.
Holding door panel vertical lift straight up to release the upper clip.
Inspect all retaining clips and replace any broken or missing pieces.
Position the door to the door and carefully press on the retainer clips to engage. If a clip will not engage, inspect the mounting hole behind the panel to make sure the clip is properly aligned. Install any panel-to-door retainer screws.
If equipped with crank windows, attach the washer and crank to the window regulator stud.
On 1981-86 models, attach the armrest to the door using the retainer screws.
On 1987-96 models, insert the armrest pocket and secure in place with retainer screws.
If equipped with door panel mounted speakers, attach the speaker wires to the speaker and secure the assembly to the door panel.
If equipped with remote cable mirrors, attach the control knob to the door panel with the retainer bezel.
If equipped with an ashtray, insert the holder assembly, and secure in place with retainer screws. Install the ashtray to the holder assembly.
Position the door handle trim panel around the door handle assembly, and secure in place with the retainer screw.
If equipped with accessory switch panel, attach the harnesses to the switches, and press the accessory plate into the door panel.
Connect the negative battery cable.
Check and make sure all panel components function correctly.
FRONT DOOR TRIM PANEL - REMOVAL
Release door latch and open door.
Roll window down.
Remove window crank Window Crank - Typical , if equipped.
Remove screws attaching trim panel to door Door Trim Panel and Trim Panel Screw
CAUTION: Do not forcibly pull trim panel from door, damage to trim panel may occur.
Simultaneously lift upward and outward to release retainer steps from inner door panel Trim Panel Retainer
Disengage inside handle linkage rod from inside handle.
Disconnect speaker harness wire connector Speaker And Power Mirror Connector
Disengage power mirror wire connector, if equipped (driver's side only) Speaker And Power Mirror Connector
Disengage clips attaching power window/lock switch panel to door trim
panel. Disengage wire connector from switch panel, if equipped Power
Door Lock/Window Connector
Separate door trim panel from vehicle.
Position trim panel at door.
Engage wire connector for window/lock switch panel, if equipped. Engage
clips attaching power window/lock switch panel to door trim panel.
Engage power mirror wire connector, if equipped.
Connect speaker harness wire connector.
Engage inside handle linkage rod to inside handle.
Align trim panel retainer steps with inner door panel and slide trim panel into place.
Install screws attaching trim panel to door.
Install window crank, if equipped.
Hope helped with this; remember rated this help. Good luck.
Turn the window handle to where you can see a small 1/2" slot rt at its base where it meets the panel.you'll notice a small brass v shaped clip,you'll need hooked pick or something simular to hook this clip and pull it out of its slot,this release's window crank handle. Once this is off the rest of panel is held on by plastic panel clips that pull loose by pulling panel outwards from door ,and also by a few various screws. once panel is off temp. slide window crank back on and crank window all the way up. You then should have clear view of outer door handle. Handle has two rods attached to it,one for lock assy., one for latch release.This is the one you'll be looking at.Most likely you will find rod has came loose due to broken retainer clip at handle,or casting on handle itself has broken off.If clip is broke you can buy new clip at dealer or at some autoparts outlets,replace and reattach rod(make sure rod locks into place).If handle casting is broke will need handle replaced.It is held in place by two 10mm bolts,two rods preeviously mentioned. If handle is body color matched will need color code(on door jam sticker)to order handle from dealer to match.Lock assy will need to be transfered to new handle,it is held in by two spring clips.You notice two holes one on each side of lock,you will need to push release clips inwards through each hole to release lock and slide it out.to install just push down into newhandlle until clips engage. Let me know if you run into problems. Good luck and if this was able to help you please leave me some positive feedback. Thanks and good luck, Joel
Below are the removal procedures for your vehicle's front inner door panel.
On models without power windows, remove the snap ring retaining window crank handle. Remove crank handle and cover plate. Remove lower door frame bracket garnish. Using a screwdriver, remove inside door handle bezel. Remove power mirror control switch and disconnect harness connector. Remove armrest panel. Remove 6 screws. Pry interior door panel loose from door.
If you have manual windows, remove the window crank handle. Then remove the screw from the trim around the door handle and pry the trim from the door. If you have power locks, disconnect the lock connector from the trim and set it aside. Now remove the panel screws from the bottom of the door (either four or five). You should now be able to pull the panel away from the door at the bottom and then lift it up and away. Once the panel is removed from the door, disconnect the speaker connector.
check that all screws have been removed from door. Hidden screws often found behind reflectors in door. Use prying tool and gently pull bottom of door panel away from doorm on/in door handle and near mirrow within door jam. Lay on the ground and look between the door and panle. You can usually see the plastic clips holding the door in place. Once bottom is loose you should be able to lift the door up and off of the door. Watch for power window and lock wires when removing. If manual windows, slide a rag behind window crank and move back and forth to remoce clip which holds crank on.
Push the door panel in gently and there will be a clip behind the window crank handle. Remove the clip and the window crank will come off the splined shaft. The clip will be in a half circle around the spline shaft.