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Relacing the inside driver side door handle

The inside of the driver side door handle broke off and I am wondering how to replace it. How do I go about doing it?

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  • Anonymous Oct 04, 2008

    I am dealing with similar issues. My driver inside door handle is still there, but won't work. I have open the window to get out of my door. Not only that, but both outside handles on the sliding doors have completely broken off.

  • dannsue2 Oct 04, 2008

    I have a 2002 sedona, and have similar issues. My driver door handle is still there, but it does not work. I have to open the window to get out. Not only that, but both outside handles on the the sliding doors have broken off completely.

  • jenne74 Oct 10, 2008

    My Sedona has the same problem, except the door handle has broken off completely. It started out sticking...then became a little loose,, then snapped right off. I have to open the door through the window on the outside. They are cheaply made because the passenger side handle is peeling, and several times has cut the person sitting in that seat. I have ordered new handles, and would like to know how to replace them myself.

  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2008

    www.kiacarparts.net inside handle 22.00 outside slider 64.00

  • kid1675 Jan 02, 2009

    Tired of getting soaked when its raining so I purchased the replacemtent part, now I just need to figure out how to install it. I refuse to pay a hefty installation fee!

  • edoli Feb 07, 2009

    How do I remove the driver's side door panel on the inside without opening the door?

    My 03 Sedona's driver side door handle mechanism has failed inside the door panel. Neither the outside handle nor the inside handle will open the door. I have to climb over the console and out the rider's side door to enter or exit. Currently it's our only vehicle but the dealer wants $92 just to check it. Then the repair is on top of that. If I can find out how to remove the door panel I may be able to figure it out myself.

    Any guidance appreciated.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    Do I have to got to the dealer for the part? I checked on kacarpart site and couldnt find it, it being door handles to BOTH my sliders.

  • Fred dublin
    Fred dublin Oct 16, 2013

    I followed the instructions (below - "2 Solutions" and it worked perfect. Easy to do.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    Can't find where bolt is holding it on

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    I think it needs a clip in door handle need to purchase one

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Its very easy to do, did mine today, pull the door panel off, 3 screws 2 on each corner of the bottom of the door and one in the grab handle tray. Look at the door handle there will be a small plastic circle that pops off remove plastic piece and remove screw, lift door panle upwards and off. 3 screws for the new door handle remove old one unclip door lock and unclip door handle install new one same way you took the old one off.

Part is $26.00 at kia, takes 15 minutes to repair!

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    Fred dublin Oct 16, 2013

    LOVED the instructions above. I tried it and it was exactly as written above.

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Wow, that was pretty easy. The part was 27.95, took a few days to get from the dealership. As stated by fuyat11, all I had to do was unscrew the door panel, take it off, replace the broken handle with the new one and put the panel back on. It did take me a little longer than 15 min. At 5', 110 lbs, this mom is no hercules. It did take some effort to pull the panel off the frame. I had an additional screw that had to be removed also, in the hole where you put your hand to pull the door closed, for a total of 4 screws. But I am so glad to have it done and over with, thank you so much for your instructions!!

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