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What are the steps to replace the driver side door handle and latch on a 2003 Ford Focus?

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To remove the inside door handle:
1. Remove the door panel/trim
2. Pull the handle assembly towards you then slide to the left.
3. Set door latch to lock position.
4. With a thin blade screw driver, unclip the remote cable being careful not to damage the cable.
5. Installation is the exact opposite to removal.

To remove outside door handle:
1.With the door trim off, remove the grommet so that you can access a screw under it. This is in the top right area of the inside of the door.
2.Loosen the screw under this grommet, it doesn't have to be fully removed.
3. Then remove the outside door lock cover by just pulling it straight off.
4. Remove outside door handle by pulling it out then slide it to the left.

Hope this helped, let me know if you need more information.



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