I've been struggling all day trying to remove the door panel from a 1997 Hyundai accent to repair my outside door handle.
I've managed to get the window crank (after lots and lots of effort) off, all screws and pulled all tabs around the panel edge. Also removed the mirror cover and door lock.
Problem is the inside handle. I can't get the panel off because the handle seems to still be very securely attached to something and won't budge. I've taken the screw out of the handle and I don't think the rods should be holding it that tight. I'm afraid to pull on it too hard because I don't want to break the handle or any rods or clips on the mechanism in the door.
What am I doing wrong? Why won't the handle come loose? Is there a tab on the other side of the handle holding it on? Will it give way with a little pressure?
I have an '03 Hyundai Accent. To get the door panel off, after removing screws, poping fasteners etc, the entire inside door handle and bezel must be slid through the hole in the door panel to remove the panel. I dont know why everything I have seen including the book instructions for panel removal say to remove the screw from the bezel as this does nothing, since the handle/bezel is also attached to the inner door panel with two, stiff hard plastic clips which break easy as hell if pried upon.
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Go to ebay I bought two new outer handles and two inners for my '97 accent. They are five bucks a piece you can't beat it and free shipping. Take the inner panel apart if you're going to change them yourself. You have the mirror guard that pops right off with a flathead screwdriver, then unscrew every philips-head bolt on the panel there should be roughly four screws. Then once you remove the panel, two 10 mm bolts for the handle which are inside the door are what hold the handle on. Good Luck! http://www.ebay.com/sch/Car-Truck-Parts-/6030/i.html?_nkw=1997+Hyundai+Accent+door+handle
The control panels are often held in place by either spring tensioners or some built into the plastic frame of the panel and can be pried up and out.
They pretty much depend on gravity to keep it in place.
Once free of the panel, turning it may allow it to be passed through the hole in which it normally resides.
I would try first to pry with an old credit or bank card before resorting to metal tools.
maybe you should weigh your options cause probably cheaper to replace that rebuild disconect bat before you remove starter take all wires loose remembering where they go dont mix up and remove 2 or 3 bolts that hold the starter in place then remove and replace in reverse order
Since the 3 other doors respond to your keyless remote, this points to a failure in the door's power lock motor.
Repairing this yourself can be done, given that you are able to access the part itself, and can diagnose servo/motor failures.
You must take great care in removing the door panelling. This is often attached to the metal frame via plastic pegs that can break when removed forcefully. You can ease them out with the help of a flat(blade) screwdriver. Start from the part with the smallest sq.area and work your way down.
Hyundai often places plastic caps to cover screw heads, so look for these to completely remove the door panel.
If you find this too tedious to accomplish, it is best seek assistance of a qualified technician.
The fuel filter on a 2005 Hyundai Accent depending on where it was manufactured and when, is possibly external and on the outside of the fuel tank directly above the fuel pump and accessible by removing the back seat. Or it is actually inside the fuel tank and requires removing the back seat, the metal panel, the fuel pump itself and then accessing the filter. Your vin. no. can determine which model you have and of course how much work you'll have to do
taking off the door panel is a lot of work. i can explain it all to you if you still have the same problem. i've replaced all of my door handles for all 4 of my hyundai's doors, so i'm experienced in this department. would you like a step by step walkthrough still?
remove door panel which is attached by screws,peel away plastic liner and look inside door at back of door handle..using needle nose pliers pop off the small steel rods that are for inside door mechanism,then remove the one bolt that attaches the handle to the inside of door and from outside of door remove handle.Replace in reverse order!
simple solution. take the panel off of your door, and look for the rod that connects directly to your outside door handle. 9 times out of 10, it came loose because it didn't get inserted properly into the cheap plastic hole which keeps the rod connected to the door handle.