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1996 Camry - outside driver's door handle (plastic) broke away

The door handle on the driver's side cracked and just hangs there now. The door works fine, but has to be opened from the inside. Toyota dealer quoted me $324 - $150 part and 1.5 labor. Wow! I've found matching color part online at Amazon for $26.75, but don't know if we're quite good enough to install ourselves. We tried an adhesive that didn't work. Is there a type of adhesive or alternative that would hold the outside handle strong enough to be pulled on repeatedly and still work? If not, where can I get information on doing this ourselves. Thank you!!!

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  • Sarah Metzger May 12, 2009

    Thank you for the confirmation on the adhesive idea! I'll check on the door idea.

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You can get a whole door from a U-pull-it parts place for under fifty dollars. Any kind of an adhesive will only be a patch and will not last.

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