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The inner drivers door handle broke, I mean it just moves but will not open the door.It appears that something either broke or asome linkage came lose. How difficult is it to replace?

The inner drivers door handle broke, I mean it just moves but will not open the door.It appears that something either broke or asome linkage came lose. How difficult is it to replace?

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  • sailinghoutx May 12, 2009

    I did see a small broken of plastic chrome. Does the door panel have to come off? Is there a cable that attaches to the handle? I couldn't see a cable or rod.


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It is usually a tab on the the back of the handle that breaks. But the handle isn't too hard to replace.

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