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How to replace a Liftgate Latch Handle on a 2005 Chevrolet Uplander?

I need to replace the Liftgate Latch Handle on an Uplander. The old handle (plastic) broke under the trim and the liftgate is now shut and unable to open. How would I open the door in the first place and then replace the handle?

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First of you need to take the panel of the rear door from the inside then you can just grab the rod and pop it open. With the door panel off it is an easy thing to replace the handle just a couple screws are bolts to take lose .Also make sure you put the rods back just like you take them off may I suggest taking a picture if you can of the latch inside the door. Good luck.

Posted on May 16, 2014

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    Jacob Chatterton May 16, 2014

    Thank you much. Is there any trick to taking the rear door panel out? Is it just a matter of finding the screws? Or does it just pop off?

  • Cougar Eloc May 16, 2014

    No not really it should come off the same way as a car door panel.

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