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Ford focus-06, 2 dr. htchbk, man. windows-how do you replace ext. door handle that is broken inside the door? (It can be opened from the inside and the locking assy works fine.) Or at least how to get the door panel apart to tell whats broken. I have all of the screws out. Any help you can give me would be appreciated.

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If the door handle is broken, it is held on by rivets. They will need to be drilled and re-riveted. Takes a special rivet gun & rivets.
The clip is plastic. Have him look for the OPEN end on the rod.
the rod will release when unlocked from the rod shaft. Once the clip swings free, the rod will come out of the metal hole. Use a straight screwdriver to push the clip from the rod.

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