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How to replace front outside door handle 1997 ford I bought the handle, but need instructions on how to install it.

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Generally, the interior door panel must be removed to access whatever method the manufacturer used to install the handle. i know this isn't a complete solution, but once you get the interior panel off, the rest should become pretty clear.

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You will have to remove the door panel, then the links all have plastic clips that hold then in, you release those (pretty common sense)) Some use a cable from the handle to the actuator linkage, you will need to remove the door lock and install it in the new handle assembly

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