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I am attaching a new interior door handle on the driver side. Do I have to take the whole cover off or does it snap in

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No you can use a screw driver to punch off the clip on the inside of the handle if you push the door cover in near the handle turn the handle till you see the end of the clip that holds it in place then pop off the clip with a flat screw driver, Be careful of it springing away and hitting you in the Eye, and be careful that it does not spring off where you can’t find it. Once off put the clip on the new handle and push it on the gear crank then push clip in to seat

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